Saturday, January 30, 2016

Cheesy Chili Burritos

Chili is a classic Super Bowl staple.  This year, give your chili a little twist.  Transform it into chili burritos.  Set up a burrito bar with lots of toppings and have everyone make their own.  Then sit back and enjoy the game!
Recipe developed for Beemster
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes

2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1 large green pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
8 burrito size flour tortillas
2 cups shredded Beemster Paradiso Gouda

Brown beef  in large saucepot over medium high heat; drain if desired.  Add onion, pepper and garlic and cook  5 minutes over medium heat or until vegetables are tender.  Stir in tomatoes, chili powder, cumin and salt.

Bring to a boil over high heat.  Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Stir in beans and cook 5 minutes or until heated through.

Divide mixture evenly among tortillas. Sprinkle with Beemster and  garnish with red onion and lettuce, if desired. Fold in ends of tortillas and roll up.

More Chili ideas:

Vegged-Out Chili

Don't forget about the vegetarians...This hearty vegetable chili may even tempt the carnivores!  

Game Day Chili in Tortilla Bowls
You'll give new meaning to cleaning your plate, when you serve this chili in a bowl that you can eat! Tortilla bowls are super easy to make, and make clean up a breeze!   

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