These might look pretty unassuming, but let me tell you — they have been the biggest hit of anything I have made for dinner this past month. Bold statement but totally true.
I don’t know about you guys, but I think homemade burritos are usually pretty…well…boring. I mean they are FINE but always an afterthought (oh! didn’t make it to the market as planned today…I guess it’s burrito night). They aren’t exciting like homemade pot pie, chicken piccata or seafood enchiladas. They are just…burritos. Meh.
They really are different, you guys. Adam told me repeatedly while eating that it was the best burrito he’s had in a long time and I nodded in agreement. It’s the seasoned ground turkey meat, I’m sure. You could, of course, use ground beef instead but as the weather is finally warming up over here, we are aiming to eat a bit lighter.
Other than the seasoned turkey meat, all you need are refried beans (thanks, Trader Joe’s!), cheddar cheese and whole wheat tortillas. I added a healthy splash of hot sauce in mine and Adam’s, and we all enjoyed some sour cream and guacamole for dipping. You should have seen Luke taking down a whole burrito. I wish I could have captured it on video.
My humble recommendation to make your life easier, is to prepare these during naptime, stick in the fridge and then just reheat in a warm (325 degree) oven for about 20ish minutes when it’s dinner time. I am all about make ahead meals, and these fit the bill.
I hope you guys like these! I have been trying to develop more EASY family friendly dinner recipes lately because that is what you all told me you wanted to see most of when I asked the question on Instagram last month. If you have any requests, please let me know — I want to cook food you guys will actually make and really enjoy, so if there is something you are itching to see more of, lemme know!
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 whole yellow onion diced
- 1 T olive oil
- 2 1/4 tsp chili powderr
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese, divided
- 4 whole whole wheat tortillas
- sour cream for serving
- hot sauce or salsa for serving
- guacamole for serving
Heat the oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the diced onion and cook for about 5 minutes until soft. Then, add ground turkey, working to break it up into small clumps with a wooden spoon.
Once turkey loses it raw color, add the chili powder, cumin, salt and oregano. Stir well to combine and keep cooking until turkey is done.
Open your can of refried beans and put about 1/4 cup down the center of every tortilla. Follow with the same amount of ground meat and, finally, cheese. Optionally, you may add hot sauce to the inside of the burrito here as well.
Fold up burritos and serve. I recommend making these in advance and reheat in a 325 degree oven for 15-20 minutes until hot.
Serve with guacamole, hot sauce and sour cream.