Beef Bean Burrito Filling

Serves 4-6

Prep and cook time: 10 minutes

Cost: $1.55

(beef: 1.00--I use beef that is more expensive because though not entirely grass fed, the cows are given more space and are more humanely treated that is the standard; pork and beans: .55)


1/4-1/3 lb ground beef

1 can pork and beans

Brown the beef in a skillet. Dump in pork and beans and heat up. Cook off some of the liquid if it's too runny for you. Throw it in your burrito with any other burrito fixings you enjoy.


If you think this is the cheating-est recipe you've ever seen and you'd rather die before using a can of pork and beans when you just spent your entire Saturday rehydrating beans because you are a pioneer and a true cheapskate (unlike some people), you can probably replicate (though I can't promise because I totally used the pork and beans because I am a shameless cheater, {but I do make my own BBQ sauce, so I bet this will work} [and, yes, I did just use a parenthetical statement within a parenthetical statement within a parenthetical statement because I am also a hopeless rambler]}). Um, where was I? Anyway, you can use: 

1/4 C ground beef

1 1/2 C rehydrated pinto beans

1/4 C finely chopped onion

1 clove garlic

1 tsp worcheshire sauce

1 tsp soy sauce

1 tsp vinegar

1 Tbsp brown sugar

1/4-1/2 C ketchup or tomato paste (depending on how utterly pure and virginal you want this to be--if using the tomato paste, you probably want to double the sauces, vinegar, and brown sugar).


Add the onion to the ground beef and cook. Add the garlic. Add the sauces, vinegar, sugar, and ketchup/tomato paste. Then add the beans. It should have a similar effect (especially if you sort of still cheat and use the ketchup).


Cheaters may not prosper, but they do have shorter ingredient lists.
Posted by The Tasty Cheapskate