Beef Burrito

cooking-time30 mins cooking-servings3 SERVINGS


  • 1 packet of Sadia Minced Beef
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ onion , finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp water

For the burritos:

  • 3 large tortillas 
  • 1 and 1/2cups cooked rice , warm not piping hot 
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce , finely sliced 
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 2 tomatoes, deseeded and diced
  • 1/2 red onion , finely chopped
  • Finely chopped coriander / cilantro (optional)
  • 100g shredded cheese of choice (melting kind)

Burrito Seasoning:

  • 1/2 tsp each onion powder , dried oregano, salt
  • 1 tsp each dried cumin powder , paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper  or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper , or to taste (optional)


  1. Heat oil in a frying over high heat. Add garlic and onion, cook for 2 minutes until onion is lightly browned. Add beef and cook, breaking it up as you go, until it turns from red to brown.
  2. Add burrito seasoning and cook for 1 minute. Then add tomato paste and water, cook for 3 minutes until the water is mostly evaporated but the beef is still juicy, not dried out. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes – piping hot filling will steam the burrito, making the tortilla soggy.
  3. Heat up the tortillas for about 10 seconds in the microwave to make them easier to work with.
  4. Place a burrito on a work surface. Place 1/4 - 1/3 cup of rice just below the centre. Top with 1/4 - 1/3 cup beef, then some lettuce, corn, black beans, tomato,  a sprinkle of red onion, coriander and cheese.Fold up the bottom to cover the filling then fold the edges in.Roll up tightly, then wrap in foil (optional).

Beef Minced

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