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Recipe: saucy beef wraps

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saucy beef wraps

Reminiscent of a childhood sloppy sandwich, this Ground Beef wrap gets a dose of goodness from a homemade sauce and lots of veggies!


  • 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup canned black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 4 medium flour tortillas (8 or 9 inch diameter), warmed


1. Brown Ground Beef with onion, bell pepper and garlic in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef up into 1/2-inch crumbles. Pour off drippings, if necessary.

2. Stir in water, tomato paste, brown sugar, vinegar, chili powder and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add spinach, beans and carrots; continue simmering 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through.

3. Spoon filling evenly in a row across center of each tortilla, leaving 1-1/2-inch border on right and left sides. Fold right and left sides of tortilla over filling. Fold bottom edge up over filling and roll up.

Test Kitchen Tips: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.

Nutrition information per serving, using 93% lean ground beef: 401 calories; 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat; 3 g monounsaturated fat); 76 mg cholesterol; 797 mg sodium; 43 g carbohydrate; 4.4 g fiber; 31 g protein; 6.3 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.3 mcg vitamin B12; 4.1 mg iron; 18.4 mcg selenium; 6.0 mg zinc; 81.3 mg choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber and choline.