School Lunch Burritos with Buffalo Sauce
February 06, 2023
Move over, Taco Tuesday. With bold taste, hand-held ease, and ingredient versatility to spare, burritos are back! This unexpected food item beats the bagged lunch boredom for kids and adults when slathered in Primal Kitchen Mild & Sweet Buffalo Sauce and brimming with Southwest flavor.
Burritos are the eat-anywhere meal that’s made for busy days when you can’t step away from your desk or to pack along for a field trip. This classic beef burrito recipe is a surefire, feisty hit for parents, kids, and everyone in between. Plus, we’ve included the ingredients to make a refreshing, zippy, homemade Fresca for a perfect lunch break pairing!
How to Pack a Burrito for Lunch
Once you’ve built your buffalo burrito with the recipe below, fold the longest side in, then fold the short sides over it. Roll the sides continuously until the entire filling is covered. Lightly oil a pan over medium heat to quickly pan fry each side, holding the tortilla and filling together. Once off the pan, wrap in foil, cut diagonally, and store in a tall Stasher bag or in a heat-safe container.
How to keep burritos warm for lunch is one of the great mysteries of life. Many folks swear by a double layer of aluminum foil stored next to a hot thermos of water. You can also use reusable foil bags (like the kind pizza deliveries come in) to keep some heat.
Good Sides for Burritos
Vegetarian Burrito Recipe
Skip the beef and fill this burrito with black beans, refried beans, or roasted, grilled, or sautéed veggies for a meat-free version of this classic recipe. Go for crunch and sub-in your favorite southwestern style salad, or scrambled eggs for a perfect burrito whether it’s piping hot or cool.
Beef Burrito with Buffalo Sauce
Burritos are the eat-anywhere meal that’s made for busy days when you can’t step away from your desk, or to pack along for a field trip. This classic beef burrito recipe is a sure-fire, feisty hit for parents, kids, and everyone in between. Plus, we’ve included the ingredients to make a refreshing, zippy, homemade Fresca for a perfect lunch break pairing.
4 grain-free tortillas ( we used Siete)
1 lb. ground beef
1 bell pepper, diced
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 cup of shredded lettuce
1 cup of black beans
1 tomato, diced
1/2 cup of salsa
1 cup of shredded cheese
- Juice of 1 lime
1/3 cup pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup coconut cream
Primal Kitchen Original Buffalo Sauce
For the Fresca:
Grease a pan lightly with Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil. Cook the ground beef and seasoning according to seasoning packet directions.
- Add salsa, diced pepper, and beans to the pan. Cook for several minutes until peppers and beans begin to soften.
- Sprinkle tortilla with cheese (If you prefer your cheese extra gooey, microwave or lightly toast until the cheese begins to melt.)
- Assemble burrito with ¼ of the beef mixture, lettuce, and tomatoes. Top with Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
- Wrap burrito. If desired, lightly oil a clean pan over medium heat and sear on both sides until slightly crisp. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe nutrition calculated via Cronometer.
Calories 587, Carbs 32.3 grams, Fat 30.4 grams, Protein 44.5 grams