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Wet Burritos

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Wet Burritos are a hearty and flavorful twist on classic burritos, smothered in a rich enchilada sauce. This Mexican-inspired dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Here’s how you can make them at home.

Ingredients:

For the Burritos:

1 pound ground beef or shredded cooked chicken

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup cooked rice

1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend)

4 large flour tortillas

For the Enchilada Sauce:

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

2 cups chicken or vegetable broth

1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce

Salt and black pepper, to taste

Optional Toppings:

Sour cream

Sliced green onions

Chopped fresh cilantro

Salsa

Instructions:

Prepare the Filling:

Cook ground beef or chicken in a skillet over medium heat until browned.

Add onion and garlic, cooking until soft.

Stir in black beans, rice, and cheese until well combined and cheese melts.

Assemble the Burritos:

Spoon filling onto each tortilla. Fold and roll up.

Place seam side down in a baking dish.

Make the Enchilada Sauce:

Heat oil in a saucepan. Mix in flour, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Cook for 1-2 minutes.

Gradually whisk in broth and tomato sauce. Simmer until thickened. Season with salt and pepper.

Pour Sauce and Bake:

Pour the sauce over the burritos in the dish.

Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 20-25 minutes until bubbly.

Serve:

Let cool slightly and serve with optional toppings like sour cream, green onions, cilantro, and salsa.

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Enjoy these deliciously comforting Wet Burritos, a perfect dish for a family dinner or a casual get-together.