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Beef Burritos with Poblano Queso

These burritos are one of the tastiest things you’ll ever eat.  I’ve gotten into making all kinds of baked burritos, where you make the mix, stuff the tortillas, add a little cheese, roll them up, spray them with cooking spray, and bake them until crispy.  Mmmmmmmm, I’m telling you what.  Then smother them in a homemade poblano queso?  Oh hell yes.  Make them this week!

Beef Burritos with Poblano Queso

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Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 1 Hour


  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 Large onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground sirloin (90/10)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Cup frozen corn kernals, thawned
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced
  • 1/4 Cup beef broth
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 Cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 14 - inch tortillas
  • Spray cooking oil
  • cilantro, for garnish
  • Poblano Queso Sauce
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 3/4 Cup whole milk
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream
  • 2/3 Cup white American cheese, shredded



Preheat the oven to 400ºF and spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking oil.


To make the burritos: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the onions and poblano and cook for 3-5 minutes until they begin to soften. Place the ground beef in the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until well browned. Drain most of the rendered fat. Stir in the garlic and tomato paste and cook for 30-60 seconds before adding in the beans and corn. Add the broth, cumin, oregano, chili powder, cayenne, brown sugar and salt to taste (about 1 tsp.). Reduce heat and simmer until most of the liquid has been absorbed.


Place 3 Tbsp. of cheese in the center of the tortilla. Then spoon some of the beef and bean mixture over the top. Fold the left and right sides of the tortilla in, and then roll the tortilla up, from the end closest to you, to the top. Place seam-side down on a baking sheet, and spray with cooking oil.


Bake for about 20 minutes, until tortillas are golden brown and crispy. Meanwhile, make the sauce.


Place the poblano pepper directly over a gas burner. Using tongs, turn occasionally until skin is blackened on all sides. Place in a bowl and top with plastic wrap or a clean towel, until cook enough to handle.


Peel the poblano, remove the stem and seeds, and dice it.


Heat a sauce pan over medium heat, and add the butter. Saute the diced peppers for about a minute. Slowly add milk, then the cheese. Whisk constantly, until cheese melts and mixture thickens.


Add the sour cream and warm through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Serve the sauce over the baked burritos. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro for garnish


Credit: tideandthyme.com

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  • Reply
    Jessica Knight
    December 29, 2016 at 3:26 am

    I made these tonight and they were AMAZING!!! My fiancé and I can’t wait for the leftovers tomorrow. They are healthy, hearty, and delicious. They will definitely become part of the dinner rotation.

    • Reply
      January 3, 2017 at 1:16 am

      So glad you both loved them! ❤

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