According to my husband, the most important part of a burrito is the meat. (Personally, I think it’s the guacamole.) We have decided that seasoned ground beef works best.
Homemade Chipotle Burritos Part 1: Seasoned Ground Beef
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 4 tsp dried oregano
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper
- 2 lb ground beef
Mix the spices in a small bowl.
In a mixing bowl, combine the spice mixture with 2 pounds of raw ground beef.
Transfer to a skillet, and brown the meat.
If your meat is lean and doesn't release much grease, add a couple tablespoons of vegetable oil to prevent it from drying out. If the meat tastes bland to you, feel free to add more spices. The best part about making Chipotle burritos at home is that you can adjust the flavor to suit your taste buds.
To enhance the flavor of the meat (and make dinner preparation easier), I usually dump the meat and its grease into my crock pot and keep it on warm for an hour before serving.
Click here to view the second segment of my Chipotle recipe.