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Recipe: beef and cheese burritos

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Beef and cheese burritos serving suggestion

beef and cheese burritos


  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef or 1 tub fully cooked shredded beef
  • 1 1/4 cup prepared thick and chunky salsa
  • 1/2 pound Velveeta Pasteurized Process Cheese, but into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 8 flour tortillas (approximately 8 inches)
  • thinly sliced lettuce
  • chopped tomato
  • sliced ripe olives


In large nonstick skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink.

Pour off drippings. Stir in salsa and Velveeta. Heat until cheese is melted.

To use fully cooked shredded beef, stir into salsa and Velveeta. Heat until cheese is melted and proceed as below.

To serve, spoon 1/3 cup beef mixture in center of each tortilla. Fold bottom edge up over filling. Fold sides to center, overlapping edges.

Top with lettuce, tomato and olive slices as desired.

Nutrition Info per serving: (1 burrito, 6 oz.) 333 calories; 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 78 mg cholesterol; 900 mg sodium; 25 g carbohydrate; 2.5 g fiber; 25 g protein; 8.5 mg niacin; 0.3 mg vitamin B6; 1.7 mcg vitamin B12; 3.5 mg iron; 22.2 mcg selenium; 4.7 mg zinc.