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

Source: Everyday Food, March/April 2003
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  • h jablomi
    3 MAY, 2015
    I loved this recipe but I made a few changes. Instead of beef I used sea bass. And instead of potatoes I used brown rice. And I didn't actually make a burrito but instead put the fish on top of the rice and served with a mango chutney. Thanks for posting this recipe.
    • ishaolinma4928149
      10 JUN, 2018
      Check on the brand of brown rice you use because brown rice contains the most arsenic. Also, cod and salmon have the least amount of mercury, I believe. Cod is very low an we eat it a lot. You really changed this recipe. It is supposed to be a burrito but I like not using a tortilla sometimes too.
  • bizeemom2933617
    25 SEP, 2014
    This is a good basic recipe but it needs extra spice and your own special add-ins. Great thing is it leaves you room to get creative. Its never the same twice for me! This evening, I added chipotle chile powder, beef base and minced garlic. I always put the onion, jalapeno and garlic in when browning the meat. Made some Mexican rice and pinto beans for sides. Picked up fresh handmade tortillas at the local Mexican grocer. So good!
  • blondebruin
    30 SEP, 2012
    This was a decent, hearty dinner that I'll probably make again, but with some changes: I hate having crunchy, undercooked onions in my burrito, and that's what you get with this recipe. Next time I'll throw the onion in at the same time as the potatoes so it cooks all the . Even with 1.5 lbs of beef, and some extra seasoning, this was a bit bland, but served with cheddar cheese and homemade guacamole, and with Cook's Illustrated Mexican rice on the side, this was pretty good!
  • LClaas
    25 JAN, 2012
    I have made this dish many times and it always turns out great. I probably tend to use 1lb+ of ground beef which counter acts the potato flavor a bit. Have also used canned tomato with green chilies instead of plain with jalapeno.
  • liz_alchemist
    29 APR, 2011
    I liked this dish. True, there is a potato flavor, but if you leave the ribs and seeds of the jalapeno in, there is a spicy flavor as well. Plus, the lime makes this taco feel very fresh. Overall, this wasn't my favorite taco, but I do think it's worth a few tries.
  • annadanielle
    15 JAN, 2011
    I agree with the below comment, I didn't think this dish was that flavorful, all I tasted was potato. Maybe adding some additional fresh herbs and/or vegis would help? Not a favorite.
  • lindalove
    7 AUG, 2010
    Not in love with this. The flavors were muted and the only thing that came through was the potato. Maybe my spices were too old.
  • DavidRush
    21 OCT, 2009
    Great meal and EASY enough for me to handle
  • MS10498747
    28 FEB, 2009
    These are our favorite home made burritos. I don't peel the potatoes to give them more flavor and authenticity. The peels taste wonderful when toasted and give a complex taste to the burrito. I remove them before cooing the beef and put back together when assembling the burrito. We used double the cilantro and no lettuce.
  • ALR6516338DW
    5 SEP, 2008
    These were very tasty! I did not use cheese or cilantro (don't care for it). I also substituted steak for the ground beef! It was a very nice instead of the ground beef!

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