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Beefy Burritos

(NC) Add a flavourful twist to burrito night by blending half the beef with finely chopped mushrooms.

Serves 4

Prep Time: 20 mins.

Cook Time: 20 mins.


8 oz Fresh Crimini Mushrooms – 250 mg

½ lb lean ground beef – 250g

1 tbsp canola oil – 15 mL

2 tbsp Tex-Mex Seasoning Blend - 30 mL

1 pkt Mushroom seasoning blend -5 g

1 cup reduced sodium refried beans - 250 mL

4 large flour tortillas – 4

1 cup cooked Spanish rice - 250 mL

2 cups shredded lettuce – 500 mL

½ cup salsa – 125 mL

½ cup guacamole (optional) 125 mL

½ cup fat free sour cream (optional) 125 mL

¾ cup shredded part skim Cheddar cheese – 180 mL


• Place the mushrooms in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped. Add the ground beef; pulse until well combined.

• Heat the oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, Tex-Mex seasoning and mushroom seasoning. Cook for 10 minutes until mushroom mixture is browned.

• Spread the refried beans over each tortilla. Spoon in rice, and top with the mushroom mixture, lettuce, salsa and optional guacamole and sour cream. Sprinkle with cheese, and roll up burritos.

• Coat a hot nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Place the burritos, seam side down, and toast on both sides for 3 to 4 minutes until heated through.

Tip: Many brands carry Spanish-style rice that can be prepared in the microwave for a quick dinner.

Nutrition facts: per serving

Calories: 503

Sodium: 743 mg

Protein: 28 g

Fat: 21g

Carbohydrates: 48 g

Dietary Fibre: 6 g

Word count: 285

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