For Cinco de Mayo these grassfed beef burritos probably aren't very authentic, but they sure were good. I made some grassfed beef burritos for dinner recently, and of course I had to tell you all about it, even if I did just post a grass fed meatloaf recipe last week. It was so fast and easy, in fact, that I’m adding it to my “fast foods” list. Not only that, even the younger kids put these away and asked for more, so I’ll add it to our “family favorite meals” list, too. What a bonus, when a recipe makes both lists!
Grassfed Beef Burritos
- 1 pound ground beef we use grass fed ground beef with heart from our farm — here's where to get healthy pastured meats online if you don't have a good local source
- 1/4 cup Chopped onions
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 1-2 Tablespoon homemade taco seasoning (try 1 Tablespoon then taste-test to see if you'd like more)
- 1/2 cup organic ketchup (or tomato sauce)
- 1 can of organic refried beans — the kind at that link are pre-soaked for less gas (also easier digestion, and more nutrition!)
- Optional extras: tomatoes or salsa, lettuce, sour cream, shredded cheese, diced peppers, avocado, rice, etc.
- Brown ground beef and onions in a big frying pan. When browned, add in water and taco seasoning, ketchup or tomato sauce and mix well. Then add in your refried beans and stir to combine.
- Now you have your meat mixture all ready to put into tortillas with anything else you like–organic ingredients are best: lettuce, cheese, sour cream, chopped avocado, salsa, Kent likes Spanish rice inside his burritos too.
Try to find some tortillas with a short ingredient label (preferably without soybean/vegetable oil, trans fats, or HFCS!), or even better, make your own tortillas! Update: lately I've been finding organic tortillas right at our grocery store!
To make these grassfed beef burritos even better:
If you want to make them even more dreamy, then fill your tortillas, wrap it up as good as you can, and fry the sides in a pan with butter – it gives it a nice crisp! You could even make them into chimichangas if you have lard – just put enough in the pan to cover the bottom and when it’s hot, fry both sides until golden and crispy. Remember, traditional fats like butter and lard are good for you – it’s hard to believe, but true, and thank God! Read more at this page with posts on healthy fats.
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Zoe Harrison says
This recipe sounds delicious!! I work with La Cense Beef, they are a grass fed beef company and I think you should try their ground beef
. You will not be disappointed!
hi there, saw your recipe of burritos, guess have to try it once of these days, im a busy wife and mom, i’d love to cook for my hubby coz he really appreciates what’s on the table for a lunch or a dinner. i wanna try something i should really put on my very effort coz im a very dedicated and devoted wife to my hubby, i want everything for him to be nice and perfect, especially his food. please send me some recipes that will surely captivate his sense.thanks and hope to hear from you soon.
Jeff Young says
You wouldn’t believe the blueberry bushes in his yard last summer. His yard. Not the farm.
He has a row of them in his backyard. We stood out there in the afternoon, grabbing handfuls and eating them right off the bushes. He brought us a pale and said, “Fill it up. If you don’t pick ’em, the birds will just eat ’em.” We filled it up… and went back for more!
In addition to grass-fed organic grilled hamburgers for lunch that day, we also ate a very fresh homemade blueberry pie!
Isn’t that the life? I left there that day asking myself, “Why am I not a farmer?”
Oh believe me, some days I WISH I had my own farm, but we’ll start with our garden first and go from there! 😉
Oh, fresh blueberries sound SO good right now, so the thought of many going to waste makes me sick!
Jeff Young says
Thanks for the tip! Yes, I assumed it was your farm. That’s not so strange, is it? We have friends with farms. But only one raised cattle. You know, he has literally thousands of blueberry bushes on his farm. They produce so many blueberries that it is impossible for him to harvest them all! Not enough labor, unfortunately, so most of the berries just fall to the ground… and feed the birds, I guess.
We just planted a garden! We are using the square-foot method. Just planted it two weeks ago. It is amazing how much growth has happened in the last two weeks! We are looking forward to eating our own veggies (and saving money at the grocery!).
Thanks again for the tip. We’ll have to keep that in mind.
Jeff, you know we don’t have our “own” farm, right? (We’re just putting a big garden in for the first time soon!) It’s just our own local farm where we buy our meat. OH, and if you can’t find a local farm for grass-fed meat (did you try https://www.eatwild.com/products/index.html?), you could always order it online:
we ate this recipe last night – it was nutritious, yummy, and not terribly time consuming:
Here is a taco seasoning recipe I got from a coworker. I think it tastes better that the store bought.
2 TBLS. Mild Chili powder (the only place I could find MILD chili powder was at Gordon Food Service in a larger container)
1 tsp. Salt (I used sea salt – no GMO I think)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. cumin
I mix them together and then add to browned meat with 1 cup water. We also add a little extra cumin (we like it spicy) and 1 TBLS. ground flax seed.
Gotta love that Mexican food and 5 de Mayo is a great excuse to eat all we want!
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Thanks for the recipe and good info.
Jeff Young says
Wow! Thanks for this recipe!
My wife and I used to get grass-fed organic beef from a local farmer. We would buy either 1/4 or 1/2 of a cow. The meat was awesome, and you could taste the difference. One thing I had to get used to was the steaks, especially the rib-eyes. They just weren’t as fatty as the store-bought ones (because the cows had not been fattened up in a feed-lot). And, I like the fat… not to eat, but because of the flavor. Fat adds so much flavor to the meat.
But the ground beef was perfect for tacos. Very lean, hardly any grease. We made our own taco seasoning. My wife has the recipe, I don’t remember it at the moment. Those tacos were so good!
Unfortunately, we are no longer able to get grass-fed organic beef. Our favorite farmer was forced out of business. It cost him more to raise the cattle than he made. He couldn’t support himself.
It is so sad that real farming has suffered so much because of commercial farming. You are lucky to have your own farm.
Thanks again for the post!
Thanks for the recipe! I think I’m going to try this in the next few days. I’ve been craving Mexican food but I’m not particularly happy with my current blend of homemade taco seasoning mix.
I asked her: “I make my own masa. I don’t buy it. I make it from scratch.” See the links I just added to the post above – she had already posted her recipe!
Thanks for the yummy burrito ideas!
Nancy O says
I make up a bunch of burritos and freeze them for later use. They do great. Wrap them first in waxed paper and then foil (I don’t like foil to touch food when I can help it), then thaw and heat while still wrapped in the oven till warm. You can also turn burritos into chimis without frying by lightly brushing with melted oil (lard, coconut, or olive or a mixture). Place on a baking stone (or sheet) and bake at about 400 till crispy. An old Southern Living recipe that originally called for spraying them with cooking spray….eeew!
Our favorite thing to do with burritos is to place the burrito on an oven proof plate and cover it with about 1/2 – 2/3 cup salsa. Heat until salsa is bubbly and top with grated cheese. Kind of a smothered burrito. Top with guacamole and sour cream and you have a Mexican restaurant at home!
Wonder where Anne Marie gets non gmo masa for her corn tortillas?