I decided to make stuffed burritos at home one night, so I picked up an Oretega burrito mix at Target and I will say – honesty, next time I will make them with taco seasoning because the Ortega burrito seasoning was FAR too spicy. So spicy indeed I had to add some sour cream to the meat in hopes of muting the spice, but even that didn’t help.
We had a few people over for dinner and everyone mentioned how spicy they were. I felt bad; my boyfriend couldn’t even finish his because the spice was just killing his taste buds. I fought through the burn because outside of JUST the spice they were delicious.. They would have been a homerun if I substituted taco mix (which I originally planned on using) until I spotted the burrito mix.
Hoping to further mute the spiciness of the seasoning pack, I layered refried beans into the tortilla shells – which helped a bit.
Here’s what I used:
- 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
- 1 packet reduced sodium Ortega Burrito seasoning
- 5 tablespoons fat free sour cream
- 1 can fat-free refried beans
- 1 pack Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
- Joseph’s Flax Oat Bran & Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas
I had some Trader Joe’s Whole Wheat Tortilla shells I wanted to use up, so I filled those with 2 ounces of meat to 1 tablespoon of fat free refried beans.
With the remaining mixture I mixed those onto the Joseph’s wraps using 4 ounces of meat mixture and 1/3 cup refried beans). I personally found these to be more palatable because the s[ice was minimized.
I paired the burritos with a simple tossed salad.
The Joseph’s wraps were 9 points plus for the 2,whereas the Trader Joe’s wraps were 8 points plus for 2.
QUESTION:Have you ever made burritos at home?