Blend & Extend: Beefy Burritos

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If your family is like mine, we get frequent cravings for burrito nights. This Blendability recipe for Beefy Burritos, gives a flavourful twist to burrito night and helps keep it nutritious too!
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Beefy Burritos
Add a flavourful twist to burrito night by blending half the beef with finely chopped mushrooms. 
Serves 4 | Prep Time: 20 mins. | Cook Time: 20 mins. 
Ingredients
8 oz fresh crimini mushrooms
1/2 lb lean ground beef
1 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp Tex-Mex seasoning blend
1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/4 tsp dried minced garlic
1/4 tsp dried minced onion
1 cup reduced sodium refried beans
4 large flour tortillas
1 cup cooked Spanish rice
2 cup shredded lettuce
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup guacamole (optional)
1/2 cup fat free sour cream (optional)
3/4 cup shredded part skim Cheddar cheese
Directions
Place the mushrooms in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped. Add the ground beef; pulse until well combined.
Heat the oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, Tex-Mex seasoning and mushroom seasoning. Cook for 10 minutes until mushroom mixture is browned.
Spread the refried beans over each tortilla. Spoon in rice, and top with the mushroom mixture, lettuce, salsa and optional guacamole and sour cream. Sprinkle with cheese, and roll up burritos.
Coat a hot nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Place the burritos, seam side down, and toast on both sides for 3 to 4 minutes until heated through.
Tip: Many brands carry Spanish-style rice that can be prepared in the microwave for a quick dinner.
Nutrition Facts 
Per Serving: Calories 503, Sodium 743mg, Protein 28g, Fat 21g, Carbohydrates 48g, Dietary Fibre 6g
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