I decided to throw some things that I had on hand together a few days ago, and the end result left everyone in my family perfectly delighted. Mike even bestowed on me his most prized compliment: "This is a definite make-again!"
After finding a package of stale burritos in the refrigerator (I was unaware that Breanna had left the package open), I decided to create the following recipe:
Brown together in a skillet:
1 pound ground beef
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 stalk green onion, chopped
1 pkg taco seasoning
Add the following to the mixture and stir:
1/2 can black beans
1 pouch boil-in-bag rice* (optional)
Grab a bag of:
large burritos, preferably stale.**
Spoon the mixture onto a large burrito and sprinkle this on top:
Grated cheese, any amount (I used cheddar-jack)
Roll into a burrito and place on a piece of foil.
Roll up the foil and place the burritos on a hot grill for as long as you'd like. I chose about 10 minutes on a low fire with the grill lid covered.
When you remove them, open up the foil and unwrap your burrito just until you see the meat/cheese mixture. To that, add lettuce or tomato or whatever you'd like. I added sour cream to ours as well, but this will cool off the insides a little. Re-roll them and enjoy! The best part is, the foil is your plate and your hands are your utensils, so there are no dishes to clean up. ;)
*Rice: the first time I made these burritos, I didn't use rice and the flavor was wonderfully spicy. The second time I made them, I decided to add the rice and although they were much heartier, the flavor wasn't nearly as robust. It's a matter of personal preference, so I think the next time will be sans rice.
**Stale burritos: the first time I made these (here we go again!), I was miffed that the burritos I had on hand were stale. The second time I made these, I bought fresh ones. This surprising discovery was made: Stale burritos lend a crispy AND chewy result when grilled, which was the absolute best part of the meal. Fresh burritos were just simply... fresh. Nothing surprising, and no crispiness whatsoever. Bummer. Again, it's a matter of personal preference, so I'll be buying a bag and leaving it open a day or two before I make them again.
I hope you like these if you try them! :)