Thursday, October 22, 2009

Recipe Review: Southwest Tortilla Wraps

I really love The Psychotic Housewife's blog. She always has something going on and is posting delicious fast recipes. Tonight's dinner was taken from her menu this week, but naturally I had to tweak it a little bit to stretch it out for 7 eaters. I added rice and my own seasonings. It's amazing how much rice and beans will stretch out a pound of hamburger.

This recipe was a big hit with the kids. It came together very quickly, which was good because I got home late tonight. DH liked it as well and it should pack well for his lunch tomorrow. My stretching made enough for 12 wraps. DH ate two and the 12 yo ate three and there were 2 left for lunch.

This will definitely go in to our stretch a meal file!

Southwest Tortilla Wraps

16 oz corn (frozen or canned)
12 oz diced tomatoes (I used 3 chopped fresh tomoatoes)
1 can (or equivilant) kidney beans
1/2 pound ground beef (I used 1 lb)
taco seasoning (or try a mixture of cumin and chili powder)
8-10 burrito size tortillas
shredded cheese as desired
1 C cooked rice--my stretch it further step

Cook ground beef, drain, stir in taco seasoning.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees while continuing the recipe.

Mix corn, tomatoes, and beans with ground beef in a large mixing bowl.

Spoon mixture as desired into tortillas. Sprinkle small amount of shredded cheese on top of mixture, close with toothpicks. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Top with dollop of sour cream if desired before serving.


  1. These sound awesome and something my kids might just eat. I am so making these SOON! Thanks for posting this!

  2. I'm glad your family enjoyed it! Yes, you definitely have to stretch it out a little more than me! :)


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