Creamy Beef and Pepper Burritos

Creamy Beef and Pepper Burritos

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 414.3
  • Total Fat: 16.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 48.8 mg
  • Sodium: 741.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.3 g
  • Protein: 27.1 g

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Introduction

My boys love this overstuffed burrito--and they need both hands to eat it. Beefy and packed with veggies, it's a quick weeknight dinner My boys love this overstuffed burrito--and they need both hands to eat it. Beefy and packed with veggies, it's a quick weeknight dinner
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    12 baby sweet peppers or 2 bell peppers
    12 ounces extra lean ground beef
    2 1/2 teaspoons no salt added taco seasoning, divided
    1/4 cup salsa (any heat level or flavor)
    1 ripe avocado, sliced in half and pit discarded
    1 cup canned white kidney, black, or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
    juice of 1 lime
    4 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas
    2 cups shredded lettuce





Tips

If you prefer, you can dice half of the peppers and add them to the burrito instead of pureeing them. You can also serve the avocado sliced, too.


Directions

Place the peppers in a dry skillet over medium heat, and cook for five to seven minutes, turning them as the skin starts to blister.
Remove the peppers from the skillet and set aside.
Brown the beef in the same skillet, then add 1 1/2 teaspoons of the taco seasoning and cook for one minute. Stir in the salsa, and turn off the heat.

Remove the tops of the peppers, along with the core and seeds.

Place the peppers, avocado, beans, lime juice and remaining taco seasoning in a small food processor or blender. Puree until smooth.

Place tortillas on a plate, cover with a damp paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds to make them more pliable.

Build your burritos:
Place 1/2 cup avocado-pepper mixture in the middle of the tortillas. Add 1/4 of the beef and 1/2 cup lettuce.

Do your best to wrap them--or eat them open-faced like a tostada.

Serve immediately, garnishing with cilantro if desired (nutrition not included).

Serving Size: 1 burrito

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome. Even my picky kids ate it. Very tasty and easy to make. - 10/19/14

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  • This recipe will make a really good dinner; maybe with an avocado salad on the side. - 8/11/17

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  • Not bad, but I will have to find something to replace the avocado with. - 8/5/17

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  • Creamy is a trigger word - 7/29/17

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  • Used soy crumbles for a vegetarian option. Needed more seasoning as soy crumbles bland, added cumin, chili powder, cilantro. For us,need to go heavier on spices next time. Used La tortilla 50 calorie each tortillas. Great sauce, Loved the ingredients and how it went together. - 7/23/17

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