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Cooking in a Hotel Room: Beef and Bean Burritos

Tonya Prater, Owner

This series, Cooking in a Hotel Room, is designed to show you how easy it can be to prepare quick and easy meals on the go.

To some, vacation is a great time to explore new destinations and that may include eating food and experiencing flavors that may be new to you. That’s not the case for my family. Though we do try new restaurants on occasion, we prefer to eat home cooked meals whether we are on the road or not.

While I prefer to prepare our own food while we’re traveling, I don’t want to spend all of my time and energy cooking when we are often running around, trying to see as much of the area as possible. Over the years, I’ve found several quick and easy hotel meals that take minutes to prepare. This beef and bean burrito recipe is one of my go-to recipes.

Gather your Ingredients for Beef and Bean Burritos

1-2 pounds of hamburger
1-2 cans of pinto beans
1-2 pkgs. of Taco Seasoning
1-2 pkgs. of Burrito Sized Tortillas Shells
1 pkg. Colby Jack, Mild Cheddar or Fiesta Blend Cheese
1 jar of Salsa
Sour cream, optional

Cooking in a Hotel Room: Ingredients for Beef and Bean Burritoes

Brown your hamburger. While I always try to reserve lodging with kitchenettes and a cook top stove, it is possible to brown hamburger in a crock pot.

Cooking in a hotel room: Browning hamburger

Drain the hamburger and add taco seasoning as per directions on the package. While many hotel rooms with kitchenettes offer basic kitchen supplies, I tend to pack a few supplies of my own. My on-the-go- portable kitchen includes a can opener, a collapsible colander and collapsible measuring cups.

Cooking in a hotel room: Adding taco seasoning to browned hamburger

Next, open the beans, drain and add to the hamburger to heat through and heat the flour burritos in the microwave.

Cooking in a hotel room: Add hamburger to tortilla

Begin to layer the ingredients on the burritos.

Cooking in a hotel room: Beef and bean burritos

Roll them up and eat. Yum.

Cooking in a hotel room: Beef and Bean Burritoes

Pair the burritos with some tortilla chips and salsa or a light salad and you’ll have a delicious meal in under 30 minutes.

Do you prepare your own meals when you travel, enjoy dining out or a combination of the two?

Other Posts in the Cooking in a Hotel Room series include:

Creating a Portable Kitchen
A Easy to Create Meal with Tyson Fully Cooked Sausage Patties (Blueberry Sausage Pancakes with Butter Pecan Syrup)

This post is linked to Inspire Me Wednesday with Mama Buzz.

Laura @ Beltway Bargain Mom

Thursday 13th of June 2013

Just discovered your "Cooking In a Hotel Room" series and I love it! Great to see you sharing how simple it is to save money on the road by eating in more often than eating out. Do you bring certain cooking pans/pots and equipment with you? Or do you always make sure to find out what the hotel will have in the kitchen before you head out?


Monday 17th of June 2013

Laura, You can call the hotel to ask what they have on hand, but I've found that just because they tell you what should be in the room, it doesn't mean it is in the room. Items have a way of disappearing. I pack a portable kitchen which has the items I need to prepare certain recipes- you'd be amazed at what you can cook with a crockpot. You'll find that post here:

Katy Rawson

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

I have to agree with Sonja, totally impressed. I ALWAYS eat out when we travel, but I so wish we didn'ted. Pinned so I can remember this for our next trip!


Wednesday 15th of May 2013

We've traveled so much with my husband's job that we actually got tired of eating out. I don't think my husband would travel as much if I didn't prepare most of our meals on the road.


Wednesday 15th of May 2013

We had Easter dinner in a hotel room once.


Saturday 27th of April 2013

We often try to pick hotels with kitchenettes so we can cook in for some of our meals. Usually we stick to breakfast and lunch, but this looks like a good one!

Mel Lockcuff

Sunday 21st of April 2013

We do like to explore different types of food from different areas and regions, but we also like to be as thrifty as possible, so we're usually preparing a few of our meals while on the go. These look delicious, and my family would love them! Great recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Inspire Me Wednesday and for sharing, Tonya. Featuring you in next week's issue. Love this series.:) Protection Status
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