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When my husband and I were married almost 30 years ago, my biggest challenge was learning to cook. Now I struggle to find filling lunches for our son. He loves these burritos.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans with green chilies
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn
  • 1/4 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 10 to 12 flour tortillas (7 to 8 inches)
  • Shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 267 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 865mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In a large nonstick saucepan, brown turkey and onion; drain. Add tomatoes, beans, chilies, olives, taco seasoning and corn; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Return to a boil. Stir in rice; remove from the heat. Cover; let stand for 5 minutes. Place about 1/2 cup filling down the center of each tortilla; sprinkle with cheese if desired. Fold in sides of tortilla. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Burritos in Home-Style Soups, Salad and Sandwiches Cookbook 1996, p85

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