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Enchiritos…From Your Kitchen

One of my favorite items on the Taco Bell menu was the enchirito, which was their take on a smothered burrito. Sadly they got rid of the enchirito and replaced it with a fairly generic and less tasty smothered burrito. So I had to learn to make my own. This recipe actually makes quite a bit so when you make it you might want to invite some friends over or freeze them for later use. You will need the following ingredients:

Two pounds of ground beef, cooked

Two 15 ounce cans of refried beans

One package of burrito seasoning

One medium onion, chopped and divided

One 8 ounce can of sliced olives

One 10 ounce can of enchilada sauce, red or green

One package of enchilada size flour tortillas (aprox. 10)

Shredded cheddar/jack cheese blend

Okay, so you start by sauteing half the onions in a hot skillet. Meanwhile preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Add the ground beef and brown it until it is cooked all the way through. Add the burrito seasoning and the refried beans and warm through, making sure that everything is mixed together well. Spoon the meat and bean mixture into tortillas, roll them closed, and put them in a 13×9 baking pan. Over the top of the tortillas layer the enchilada sauce, cheese, the rest of the onions, and the olives; in that order. Cover the pan with foil and place it in the heated oven. Bake until the cheese is melted which will take roughly 20 minutes. Serve with Spanish rice, pinto beans, chips, and salsa for a fabulous fiesta feast.