Quick Shredded Beef Burritos - a super easy recipe made with leftover shredded roast beef, a can of beans, a few seasonings and plenty of cheese! Microwave, bake, slow cook, or freeze them for later!
Course Main Course, Main Dish
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Prep Time 15minutes
Total Time 35minutes
2c.cooked and shredded roast beef
1 16 oz. canrefried beans
2c.shredded cheese (divided)cheddar, pepperjack, Monterey Jack, etc.
8flour tortillas8-10 inch
In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients, except tortillas and 1/2 a cup shredded cheese.
Divide meat mixture and spoon on one side of each tortilla. Fold edges over filling and roll tortillas up to make burritos.
Instructions for Baking Burritos
Spray a baking dish with non stick spray and layer burritos in dish. Sprinkle with reserved cheese. Cover dish with aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.Another option for bakign is to spray burritos with baking spray. Roll each burrito in a piece of aluminum foil. At this point burritos can be baked right now at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Instructions for Microwaving Burritos
Burritos my be microwaved for about 1 minute, depending on how hot your microwave cooks. Add toppings and serve immediately.
Instructions for Slow Cooking Burritos
Burritos can be layered in a greased slow cooker, sprinkled with cheese, and cooked on low for 3-4 hours. You could also get creative here and smother the burritos in enchilada sauce, taco sauce, etc. I've cooked burritos wrapped individually in foil (see instructions for baking) in the slow cooker and it works really well too.
Instructions for Saving Burritos for Later
Burritos may also be refrigerated for up to 3 days, or frozen for up to 3 months. Freeze idividually wrapped in aluminum foil burritos in an airtight container or bag. They may be cooked later in the microwave, baked in the oven, or thawed and cooked in the slow cooker.
Instructions for Serving Burritos
Regardless of your cooking method, burritos are fantastic topped with diced tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, olives, etc.
Taco seasoning, or burrito packets may be used in place of seasonings.