Burritos Mojados

Burritos Mojados recipeBurritos are flour tortillas wrapped around meat and/or beans. Burrito means “little donkey” in Spanish, possibly because burritos resemble the appearance of the bedrolls and rolled packs that donkeys carry. Mojado means “wet” in Spanish. Burritos without sauce are simply called burritos, but burritos with sauce are called burritos mojados, or wet burritos.

This recipe calls for our homemade enchilada sauce, which is quick and easy and is less expensive than canned enchilada sauce. Burritos Mojados is featured in our Frugal Mom Menu.

Blue plate with a burrito covered in red sauce and garnished with cheese, sour cream, and cilanto

Burritos Mojados

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Calories per Serving: 472
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4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 55 mins
Soak time: 12 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 10 mins
Burritos without sauce are simply called burritos, but burritos with sauce are called burritos mojados, or wet burritos. This recipe calls for our homemade enchilada sauce, which is quick and easy and is less expensive than canned enchilada sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dry pinto beans, about 2-1/3 cups
  • 4 quarts tap water
  • 4 oz butter
  • Adobo to taste
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • 2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 recipe homemade enchilada sauce
  • Garnishes (cilantro, shredded cheese, sour cream, olives, etc.)

Instructions

  • Soak the beans in 2 quarts of cold water overnight. The next day, bring the beans to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for an hour. Add the butter and adobo to taste. Cover again and simmer for another 45 minutes to an hour. When the beans are tender, drain off liquid. Use half of the bean mixture for the burritos and freeze half or save it for leftovers.
    Place tortillas wrapped in foil in a 350°F oven for about 10 minutes until warm. When tortillas are warm, assemble as burritos with beans and cheese. Serve covered with enchilada sauce and your choice of condiments.

Notes

Nutrition data does not include garnishes and is based on using half of the bean mixture.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley

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Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online for over 15 years, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's cooking resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms, which has been highlighted by "Diner's Journal," The New York Times' Blog on Dining Out, and PBS Parents' "Kitchen Explorer."

Mary Ann loves cooking and she loves planning/organizing, so meal planning is a natural intersection of the two. She believes her mission for the meal plans is being fulfilled when visitors let her know that she has helped them save time and money by teaching them to plan ahead and become more efficient in the kitchen.

When Mary Ann is not cooking or publishing, she enjoys reading, researching genealogy, and traveling.

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