Quick Beef Burrito Skillet

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 5, 2008

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Quick Beef Burrito Skillet

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 30 minutes (Plus time to soak and cook dried beans)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb ground sirloin ($.95) (here‘s how I got it so cheap!)
  • 1 packet Taco Seasoning or make your own
  • 1/2 cup dry kidney beans, cooked ($.25)
  • 1 cup salsa ($.20) On sale for $1 at Kroger and I had a $.50 ecoupon from Shortcuts.com
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 corn tortillas, cut in 1 1/2 inch squares ($.25) Flour be great too!
  • 1 cup shredded cheese ($.75) Omit if GFCFSF
  • 1/2 bag frozen organic green beans ($.75)
  • 1/2 bag frozen organic corn ($.75)
  • Sour cream, guacamole, lettuce, tomato ($.50-$1)

Directions

  • Soak beans overnight or at least 2 hours in hot water. Boil 1 – 1.5 hours until soft. Watch the water level. Start with water at least 2 inches above the beans. Add more during boiling if necessary.
  • Brown meat and drain. Add taco season, beans, salsa and water.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 5- 10 minutes.
  • Stir in tortillas, top with cheese. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes or until cheese in melted.
  • Garnish with sour cream, tomato, lettuce and guacamole – whatever you wish. I did not garnish as I was all out of these things this week :( It tasted just fine without the garnishes!
  • Cook frozen green beans and corn as directed on package.

Cost $4.90-$5.40

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

toxicpuree December 5, 2008 at 10:31 pm

I made this recently as well and thought it was very good. Your version sounds delicious! (although I’d skip the guac ;])

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Melissa December 7, 2008 at 9:42 pm

My family loves Mexican! I will have to write this recipe down!

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Annie December 9, 2008 at 6:34 pm

At our Meijer, 1 pound of ground beef sells for $1 at 8pm at night. The sell by date isn’t for a few days and the meat is really good.

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Kelly Morris February 2, 2010 at 7:13 am

This has become one of our family’s favorites! With 9 kids to feed, I love that one skillet can be used for the entire meal, just adding a quick side dish! It’s even better the next day for lunch.

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Latrice November 28, 2010 at 12:54 am

I am going to start following the weight watchers plan at home. I am on a strict budget and will don’t now how to cook. I was wondering could anyone help me out with filling sandwiches, & any other quick budget firendly meals you can think of that can be done in the slow cooker or quick skillet meals.

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