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Smothered Beef Burritos

Smothered Beef Burritos with Lime Crema

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We’re making all of your Burrito Supreme dreams come true with this recipe. Tortillas are loaded with a saucy beef, spinach, and black bean filling. Once rolled up and sealed, they're blanketed with more sauce and Monterey Jack cheese. The burritos bake until warmed through, then are served with a lime-spiked sour cream. This dinner is definitely a knife and fork situation. We can’t wait to dive in.


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By Chef Shanna

By Chef Shanna

Nutritional info

  • Calories 940
  • Protein 55g
  • Total Carb 74g
  • Total Fat 47g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • scallions
  • lime
  • black beans
    1 can
    black beans
  • ground beef
    12 ounces
    ground beef
  • crushed tomatoes
    1 can
    crushed tomatoes
  • baby spinach
    1 ounce
    baby spinach
  • shredded Monterey Jack cheese
    2 ounces
    shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • flour tortillas
    flour tortillas
  • sour cream
    2 packets
    sour cream
  • dried oregano
    1/2 teaspoon
    dried oregano
  • ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon
    ground cumin
  • chili powder
    1/4 teaspoon
    chili powder

What You’ll Need

  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • aluminum foil
  • baking sheet
  • 10" medium pan
  • 10" medium high-sided pan

Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare ingredients

    Prepare ingredients

    Preheat oven to 450ºF. Rinse all produce. Trim and discard scallion roots and thinly slice, keeping whites and light greens separate from dark greens. Halve lime; cut 1 half into wedges for serving. Drain and rinse black beans, measure out 1 cup (save remainder for another recipe, like chili or nachos). Line a baking sheet with foil.

  2. Cook beef

    Cook beef

    Pat beef dry with paper towel. Heat ½ tablespoon olive oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add scallion whites and light greens and beef. Season with half of spice mix, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper as desired. Cook, breaking up, until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside.

  3. Make sauce

    Make sauce

    While beef cooks, in a medium high-sided pan, combine crushed tomatoes, remaining spice mix, and 3 tablespoons water, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium high and simmer until sauce has thickened slightly, 4-5 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Season with ½ teaspoon salt and pepper as desired. Transfer 1 cup sauce to a bowl and reserve for Step 5, leaving remaining sauce in pan.

  4. Finish burrito filling

    Finish burrito filling

    Using a slotted spoon, transfer beef to pan with remaining sauce, still off heat. Pat spinach dry with paper towel and add to pan with beef, along with black beans and 2 tablespoons Monterey Jack, and stir to combine. Taste filling and add salt and pepper as desired.

  5. Assemble burritos

    Assemble burritos

    Lay tortillas on a clean, dry surface. Place 1¼ cups filling in a horizontal line on each tortilla, leaving a 1-inch border on both ends. Fold in sides, then roll up tightly away from you to seal. On prepared baking sheet, arrange burritos seam-side down in a single layer so they touch. Spoon reserved sauce over burritos in an even layer and sprinkle over remaining Monterey Jack (your date can do this part).

  6. Finish burritos and plate

    Finish burritos and plate

    Bake burritos until warmed through and cheese has melted, 4-6 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together sour cream and 1 squeeze lime juice. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Halve burritos on a diagonal and garnish with scallion dark greens. Serve with crema and lime wedges for squeezing over. Dig in!

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