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Have I mentioned that we like Mexican food?  Well, we do.

Barradas are one of my favorite Mexican dishes to make.  They are kind of a burrito-like enchilada combo.  There’s a restaurant not far from us that got us started on barradas when Caleb & I were dating.  That’s actually what we had the night Caleb proposed!

When we got married, a family friend gave us a correctional facility cookbook {Not even kidding!} that had a recipe for barradas in it!  I’ve played around with the recipe quite a bit over the last few years to get it just the way we like it, & I think I’ve finally settled on our favorite version.

So grab a tin plate & dish up some grub :).



2 lbs ground beef

1- 7 oz jar tomato paste

1- 7 oz jar water

1 c. salsa

1 T chili powder

1/2 t. garlic salt

2 T taco seasoning

1 can refried beans {I use my homemade refried black beans}

8 large wheat tortilla shells

2 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350°.

Brown ground beef in skillet over medium heat.

Meanwhile, mix together tomato paste, water, salsa, chili powder & garlic salt in a medium bowl.  Set aside.

Once meat has browned, drain grease if necessary, then add taco seasoning & mix in.  With heat still on medium to medium-low, add the refried beans & mix in with the beef until heated through.

Create an assembly line with you tortillas, sauce mixture, beef mixture & cheese.  Take one tortilla, spread a spoonful of sauce down the center {you won’t put too much inside the barradas, you’ll pour most of it over the top}, top with a large spoonful of the beef mixture & then a sprinkling of cheese.  Roll up into a burrito & place into a 9×13 baking dish.  Repeat the process with the remaining tortilla shells, or until you run out of the meat mixture.

With the remaining sauce, pour over top.  If you have cheese remaining or you’d just like to add more cheese, you can place that on top of the sauce.

Bake for 20 minutes.



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