Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Meat and Potato Burrito

I love Taco Johns. However, I live 2 hours from the nearest one. So I decided to make my own version of their Meat and Potato Burrito. It actually turned out pretty good. We'll definitely be making them again!

2 lbs hamburger
taco seasoning
lettuce, shredded
tomato, cut up
nacho cheese sauce -I just buy a small cup at my convenience store
sour cream
Ore Ida Crispy Crowns
Burrito-sized tortillas

Brown hamburger with minced onions. Drain and return to pan with 1/3 cup water and taco seasoning. Use your own judgement on how much seasoning you want. Turn on low and allow the hamburger to get moist and tasty. If it starts to get too dry, add just a little more water.

Broil the crispy crowns. You want about 6-8 per burrito. I like a little bit more crunch and texture in mine so I use 8. Broil the crispy crowls on high for about 7-8 minutes. Turn them over and broil for another 3-4 minutes. Check until they're golden brown and crisp, but not burnt or soggy.

Wrapped in paper towels, warm up tortillas slightly in microwave.

To make the burrito:
Put some meat and some nacho cheese sauce in the tortilla. I learned later that this was not enough nacho cheese sauce. I think about 2 Tbsp is more appropriate. Maybe more. You don't want a dry burrito. :)
Put the crispy crowns down the center.Pile on sour cream, tomatoes, and lettuce. Then wrap it all up. I didn't have the burrito-sized tortillas and so mine didn't roll up so great. We'll definitely be buying those for next time. I had to use toothpicks to hold them together. As you can see below, the poor thing was bursting at the seams. However, they still tasted great. They're juicy and crispy and oh they're so yummy! Eat and enjoy.


bettyl said...

That certainly looks like one to try! My mouth is watering already!

Melody said...

My family would love this! I've never heard of Taco Johns, but I definitely want to try these burritos.

Kim said...

Yum, Jill!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!