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Southwestern Beef Burritos

Southwestern Beef Burritos

All the delicious flavors of the Southwest wrapped up in a tender flour Southwestern Beef Burritos tortilla.


2 pounds round steak, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes 2 large onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 15-ounce can enchilada sauce
1 14-1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes (do not drain)
1 4-ounce can chopped green chilies
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cold water
8 fat-free flour tortillas
Optional garnishes (see suggestions below)


In a large skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, brown meat over medium heat; drain.

Add onions and garlic; cook and stir for two minutes.

Add the enchilada sauce, tomatoes, chilies and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for two hours or until meat is tender.

Combine flour and water; add to the beef mixture, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for one minute or until thickened. Warm tortillas; spoon 1/2-cup filling, off center, on each one. Fold sides and bottom of tortilla over filling, then roll up.

Spoon additional filling over top of burritos. Serve immediately. Garnish if desired.

Suggested Garnishes

Diced tomatoes, sliced ripe olives, shredded fat-free cheddar cheese, nonfat sour cream, chopped green onions and/or shredded lettuce

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 8 servings.
Serving size: 1 burrito
Calories: 198; Total Fat: 7g; Carbohydrates: 8g; Cholesterol: 78mg; Sodium: 241mg; Protein: 26g

Beefy Chili Burritos with Cheese

1 package of fat free flour tortilla shells
16 oz. fat free or reduced fat shredded Cheddar cheese
1 pound ground beef
2 cans vegetarian chili
In medium pan, brown beef. Add both cans of chili and 6-oz. of Cheddar cheese. Stir over medium-low heat until cheese is completely melted.
Put one half of the beefy chili mixture in the middle of the soft taco. Roll up. Sprinkle 1-oz. of Cheddar cheese on top. Microwave about 10 seconds to melt cheese. Serve warm. Garnish with salsa, if desired. Add tossed salad with low fat dressing for a delicious and low fat meal.

Tips to Reduce Fat and Calories in Mexican Dishes

  • Identify high fat ingredients such as sour cream, cheese and butter.
  • Find lower-fat alternatives such as low or non-fat sour cream, low or non-fat plain yogurt, low-fat cheese and lower-fat margarine.
  • Substitute equal amounts. For example, if you recipe calls for one cup of sour cream, replace it with one cup of fat-free sour cream or plain yogurt.

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