Friday, March 22, 2013

Healthy Grilled Stuffed Beef & Potato Burritos

Ok, guys.  Regardless of your healthy lifestyle, sometimes you gotta crave fast food.

And it's no wonder.  I mean, the commercials show oozing melty cheese and fake steam rising off the food in a drool-worthy fashion.

For me, Taco Bell (along with McD's) was the food of my teenage years.  Big, fat stuffed burritos...that make you big and fat, unfortunately.

Well, no longer, people!

I made you a healthy swap.  Well, I made it for me.  But I'm sharing it with you.  So, it's a win-win, really.

Here's the line up: 

Healthy Grilled Stuffed Beef & Potato Burritos
makes 6 burritos

1 lb 93% lean ground sirloin, cooked with half a packet of taco seasoning
3 small-medium golden potatoes, diced and cooked until fork tender
2 Laughing Cow light Swiss cheese wedges
1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
Big burrito tortillas with 90 calories a piece or less
Optional-black bean and corn mixture
Fat free sour cream

Mix all ingredients except sour cream and tortillas in a large bowl.  Scoop in each of the 6 burritos about 1/2 cup of the mixture and add about a tablespoon of sour cream to each.  Roll it up tight!

Then grill the burritos on both sides in a grill pan or on a panini or grill press.  You can also just do them in a skillet, like a grilled cheese.  Works that way too ;)

I put mine in the grill pan, then put aluminum foil on top, covered with a sheet pan topped with 2 pans, so it worked like a press.

It didn't exactly look professional, but the end result was pretty awesome.
*Don't be deterred by the yield of 6 burritos.  They freeze awesomely and make a great lunch!

Bonus points if you serve your healthy burrito with steamed, fresh veggies!
For the win!

Happy, healthy Friday, everyone!!!

2 comments:

Carol said...

how many calories contains one burrito babe?:-)

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Renee-The Hungry Monster said...

Carol, Thanks for your question.
I typically don't provide calories on the blog, because it depends on the items you use (tortillas, cheese, etc.). You can plug the ingredients you use into this handy, free recipe calculator at http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calculator.asp and it will give you your calories.
Have a lovely day :)