The combo of chipotle-infused beef and Pico de Gallo is all you need for a quick, satisfying batch of burritos — that’s the key to these Easy Ground Beef Burritos! Here's how to make them...
Here’s what I typically use for an ultra-fiery batch: 1 lb. ground beef 1/2 small onion 2 garlic cloves 2 chipotles in adobo 1-2 tablespoons adobo sauce 1 tablespoon chile powder (optional) 2-3 teaspoons Mexican oregano 1/4 teaspoon cumin 3/4 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste) freshly cracked black pepper
But don’t worry too much about matching that exact ingredient list. As long you’ve got chipotles there’s some leeway on the other spices. Once you cook off the onion and brown the ground beef, it’s just a matter of adding the additional spices and giving a final taste for salt. It is LOADED with flavor and I hope you add this beef mixture to your arsenal as it can lead to so many quick meals!
Pico de Gallo is super easy to make — here’s what I typically use for a small batch: 2 plum tomatoes 1/2 small onion 1 jalapeno 10-15 sprigs cilantro juice of 1 lime 1/4 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)
Give it all a good chop and be sure to give a final taste at the end for salt level as it can make a huge difference. I added another generous pinch of salt to this batch along with a final squeeze of lime.
Beef, Pico, rice, cheese — that’s all you really need for some great burritos and that’s what I used for this batch. I usually give the tortilla a few seconds in the skillet to warm it up — this will make it easier to roll. Then it’s just a matter of loading it up!
Tuck in each end, roll tight, and give it a minute or two in a dry skillet over medium heat. When the tortilla is getting light brown spots you’ll know it’s time to chow down!
Yum!! Okay, I hope you try out this combo at some point! It’s definitely worth adding it to your kitchen arsenal and it will lead to all sorts of quick meals. Click the 'Get the recipe!' button below to print out the instructions.