Monday, November 14, 2011

Beef & Pepper Tortilla Bundles

This is more than just ground beef and peppers, but it sure tastes great in the tortillas. Perfect for those days that you just don't feel like fussing and go rooting around the fridge and cupboard to see what's there. I've found that since moving here, the flour tortilla has become my "bread of choice" when preparing meals. Simple, versatile and tasty, it's earned a place as a staple in our cupboard.

Beef & Pepper Tortilla Bundles (aka Burritos)
This is the more traditional fold than we give our bundles, but it gives the general idea, so here goes!


  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey OR chicken or beef fajita-style strips (halved) 
  • 1 Green, yellow and red peppers, washed, cored and cut in strips
  • 1/2 Sweet onion, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 pkg fajita or taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 8 - 12 flour tortillas - approximately 2 per person
  • salsa, sour cream
Brown ground meat or strips in oil (in large saucepan) until no pink shows. Drain. Chop peppers and onions (as directed) and add to meat, stir-frying until just softened. Add water and taco/fajita seasoning and cook briefly until most of the liquid is absorbed (5-10 minutes). Let sit, covered, on stove while you prepare the tortillas.

Heat tortillas (wrapped in paper towel) in the microwave for about 45 seconds, until warm and pliable. Place on plates and pile mixture on the middle - about 1/4-1/2 c per tortilla. Place 2 tbsp salsa inside if you prefer, or you can use it as a dip or topping. Fold in at the sides, then fold in from top and bottom to the middle to form an envelope. Flip to have seam underneath. Top with sour cream, salsa (if desired) and/or chopped green onions, as you like. Good served with a side of refried beans, guacamole and canned Mexican corn.

Note: We prefer this dish with the salsa inside the bundles, to give more flavor to the filling.

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