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Better Burritos

Better Burritos

Serves: 4
[b]Difficulty:[/b] Difficult
  • 8 (8-inch) honey-wheat fat-free flour tortillas
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 cups seeded and chopped plum tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup chunky salsa
  • 2 teaspoons mild chili powder
  • 8 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  1. Preheat the oven to 200F.
  2. Wrap the tortillas in foil and heat in the oven.
  3. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray.
  4. Heat the pan over medium heat.
  5. Add the turkey, bell pepper, and scallions; mix well.
  6. Cook over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon.
  7. Drain the fat from the turkey mixture.
  8. Add 1 cup of the tomatoes, the carrot, salsa and chili powder.
  9. Reduce the heat to medium-low.
  10. Cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  11. Remove the cover and continue to cook until all the liquid is evaporated.
  12. Slice off bottom of lettuce leaves so they are about 6 inches long.
  13. Place a leaf in the center of a warm tortilla. Press lightly to flatten center.
  14. Spoon one-eighth of the turkey mixture over the lettuce.
  15. Sprinkle the turkey with some of the cheese and some of the remaining tomatoes.
  16. Top with dollop of sour cream.
  17. Roll up tortilla to cover filling and then fold in the ends. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.
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One Comment

  1. ana morales
    Posted Jun 27 2013 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    this version of burrito is much healthier than the traditional.

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