Do not make this recipe if you have any sort of weakness for cheesy, ooey, gooey goodness. This is not a low cholesterol dish. But man is it delicious. Brad tasted this at a fellowship meal at my parent’s church a couple of months ago. He demanded I find the cook and get the recipe. She kindly e-mailed it to my mom who then forwarded it to me. I’m not so sure it was a good idea. I’ll just have to try to forget it exists. I doubt Brad will, though.
I made some changes to the original recipe. I don’t keep canned cream of whatever soups on hand. I make my own. It’s so simple, believe me. I also omitted a can of nacho cheese soup. What is that?! Sounds horrendous, though I’d probably enjoy it. So in reality, this recipe was healthier than it used to be. But still not healthy. I just said healthier.
Adapted from a lovely church lady’s recipe
1 pound hamburger
3 T taco seasoning
2 cups cooked black beans, mashed with a potato masher
double recipe cream of chicken soup (below)
1 cup water
1 t cumin
1 t oregano
10 8-inch tortillas
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Brown the hamburger. Stir in the taco seasoning and the smashed black beans. Set aside.
In another pot, heat the soup, water, cumin, and oregano until smooth. Stir half of this mixture into the beef mixture.
Divide the filling between the tortillas. Roll up and place in a greased 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Cover with the remaining soup mixture and the cheese. Bake at 350 until bubbly. About 30 minutes. Let sit a few minutes before serving. Tasty with salsa, lettuce, and/or sour cream on the top, if you have them available.
Serves: 5 (2 burritos each, which is a pretty hefty portion, I think)
Cream of Chicken Soup
1 1/2 T butter
3 T all-purpose flour
1/4 t salt
1/4 t poultry seasoning
1 cup milk
1/4 cup finely chopped, cooked chicken
Melt the butter in a sauce pan. Whisk in the flour, salt, and poultry seasoning. While still whisking, slowly drizzle in the milk. Bring to a boil, still stirring. Turn off heat and stir in the chicken. 1 batch of this is approximately the same as 1 can of cream of chicken soup.