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Beef-and-Potato Burritos

For less spicy burritos, remove the jalapeno ribs and seeds before chopping.

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  • Servings: 4
Beef-and-Potato Burritos

Source: Everyday Food, March/April 2003

Ingredients

  • 1 large baking potato
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as safflower
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chile, finely chopped
  • 1 can (14 ounces) chopped tomatoes with juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • Coarse salt
  • 4 flour tortillas (10-inch)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1/4 cup grated Monterey Jack
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1 lime, plus wedges for garnish

Directions

  1. Peel potatoes; cut into 1/2-inch dice. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add potato; cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 6 minutes.

  2. Add beef, onion, and jalapeno; cook, breaking up meat with a spoon, until beef is thoroughly browned, about 4 minutes. Add tomatoes and juice, cumin, paprika, and 1 teaspoon salt; cook until liquid has evaporated, about 6 minutes.

  3. Heat tortillas, one at a time, in a dry skillet over medium-high heat, turning once, until lightly browned, about 10 seconds.

  4. Leaving space on bottom and sides, layer tortillas with sour cream, lettuce, beef mixture, cheese, and cilantro, if using; squeeze lime juice on top. Fold bottom upward, covering filling by 2 inches. Fold each side to overlap, leaving the top end open. Serve garnished with lime wedges.

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