Better Than Taco Bell Cheesy Potato Burritos
- Servings: 10
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
|2½ cups||Potatoes, peeled and ¼" dice|
|2 lbs||Ground Beef|
|¼ cup||Chili Powder or To Taste|
|2 Tbsp||Garlic Powder|
|1 cup||Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese|
|1 cup||Shredded Monterey or Pepper Jack Cheese|
|2 Tbsp||Tabasco Sauce or Cholula Hot Sauce, to taste|
|10||Large Flour Tortillas|
prepare the potatoes:
Par boil the potato cubes in sufficient heavily salted water to cover the potatoes until they are soft, about 5 minutes after the water comes to a boil. Drain the potatoes after they are cooked.
brown the beef:
Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan over medium heat, brown the ground beef until it is crumbly. Stir in the chili powder, the garlic powder, and onion together and cook over medium high heat until the ingredients are thoroughly combined. Stir in the salsa and the Tabasco or Cholula sauce and continue to cook the mixture until the onions are softened and most of the liquid has been absorbed/evaporated. Stir in the both the cheeses and allow them to melt. Remove the sauté pan from the heat.
prepare the tortillas:
To make the tortillas more pliable, microwave them for about 20 seconds.
Working with 1 tortillas at a time form each burrito by placing the tortillas on a clean flat surface in front of you and place about 1 cup of the burrito mixture in a line across the lower third of the tortilla, fold in the two sides and rolling the burrito up to form the familiar burrito shape*. At this point, if you're not planning to eat the burritos immediately you may wrap each in aluminum foil prior to placing in the refrigerator or freezer for future use. This is also the way you would save left-over burritos. To reheat, remove the foil and microwave the burrito for 2 to 3 minutes on high.
Serve accompanied by sour cream, additional salsa and guacamole. These burritos can either be treated as finger food or as a dish to be handled with a knife and fork.
* at this point the burritos can be fried
Don't get me wrong, Taco Bell makes a pretty good American burrito. I just think mine is much better! These burritos can either be treated as finger food or as a dish to be handled with a knife and fork.