Burritos are a great, filling meal and are relatively cost effective. These frugal burritos are a cinch to make, taste great and can be frozen and microwaved for a quick meal.


2 lbs ground beef
1 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Chili powder
2 tsp.Paprika
1 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Garlic powder or 2 cloves
1/2 diced Bell pepper
1/2 diced medium Onion
1 recipe Flour Tortillas, made into large size and warmed

In 2 quart sauce pan add ground beef, salt, chili powder, garlic, cumin, paprika. Enough water to cover meat. Bring to a boil. Simmer over medium low heat about an hour.

Then add 1/2 medium chopped onion, 1/2 medium chopped bell pepper continue cooking 20 or 30 more minutes.

Heat flour tortilla on hot griddle or micro-wave until soft

Spoon about 2 or 3 tablespoons of beef evenly down center of each tortilla; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Roll up tortilla.

Serve with sour cream and salsa, if desired.

Optional: Top each serving with lettuce, tomato, and avocado.