Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday Burritos

Tonight I am going to make burritos, but I am not going to use my regular recipe, I want to try something new. My usual recipe is this:

1/2 lb. ground beef
1 can refried beans
1 can petite diced tomatoes with green chiles (undrained)
1 packet burrito seasonings

Brown the ground beef, drain off fat. Mix in the beans, tomatoes and seasonings, stir well to combine. Heat through, about 5 minutes over medium heat.

That is the main filling for the burritos. Then we would top that with shredded lettuce, shredded mexican blend cheese, and sour cream. Yum!

But tonight I am going to use the following as the fillings:

refried beans
yellow rice
pico de gallo
shredded lettuce
sour cream
shredded mexican blend cheese

It's vegetarian, but not for any special reason. I had a burrito made with these ingredients from Chipotle Mexican Grill and it was SOOO good, I decided to replicate it. Now if only I could figure out how to properly roll the burritos without ripping the tortilla. They put the tortilla in some sort of heating/steaming machine at Chipotle before they put your filling in, maybe the steam makes it more pliable. Maybe I should try pressing them with my iron on the high steam setting? Just kidding! If any of you out there know the trick, please share.

Sorry there was no post yesterday, I did not even go on the computer. And I did not cook anything. I bought Cream Cheese Iced Cinnamon Rolls from the grocery store bakery on Friday, so we had those for breakfast. We went to Red Robin for lunch - VERY yummy! They have a delicious Bruschetta Chicken Burger which is served with Garlic Parmesan Fries. They also have a drink called Freckled Lemonade which is lemonade with strawberries in it and you get free refills. It is heaven! Then for dinner we got subs from Jimmy John's and although I keep saying I am going to try their veggie sub, I always get the Turkey Tom with turkey breast (duh), mayo, tomato, lettuce and alfalfa sprouts, plus a jumbo dill pickle. I probably gained 10 lbs., but it was worth it!

Happy eating!


  1. The vegetarian burritos sound good. I always microwave my tortillas (10 seconds per tortilla) before I assemble burritos and that works well for me, but my husband's friend uses a different method. He was a manager at Taco Bell in high school and I guess they did this there. He says to fill a small bowl or coffee mug with water and heat it to steaming in the microwave. Put your tortillas in the microwave with the water still in there, but pushed to the side. Run for 10 seconds per tortilla. The steam is supposed to make them softer and less likely to tear. I've never tried it, but my husband's friend swears by it.

  2. Thank you so much for the advice. I really appreciate it, especially since you seem to be the only one who is reading my blog! I guess you find out who your true friends are when you start a blog... LOL