I'm a burrito lover. I'd drive all the way just to get my burrito fix. Over the weekend, my husband and I craved for it, just in time for our DVD movie date night. Instead of buying, I suggested that we go to the grocery and buy ingredients and I'd be very happy to prepare burritos for us. It's more practical. If we're to buy burrito from a restaurant, a big burrito will probably cost around php150-200 each. With that amount, we were able to buy ingredients that can yield around 4-5 big burritos or 6-7 mediums ones.
Please take note that some ingredients were already at hand, like the dried Cilantro and cheese sauce.
- 1/4 kilo lean ground beef
- 3 medium red tomatoes finely chopped
- 3 red onions minced
- 1 can baked beans
- 1 pack Chili Con Carne mix dissolved
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 2 tbsp dried or freshly chopped cilantro
- A dash of salt
- 1 tsp granulated black pepper
- Cheese sauce or cheese dip
- Dissolve Chili Con Carne mix according package instructions.
- In a frying pan, saute 1/4 of the minced onions.
- Add ground beef and stir fry until half- cooked.
- Add 1/2 cup of dissolved Chili Con Carne mix and simmer for a few seconds until cooked.
- Add salt and pepper.
- Set aside.
Preparing the rice
- Using the same frying pan, heat cooking oil and saute part of the minced onions.
- Add 2 cups of rice, then, get 5 tbsp from dissolved Chili Con Carne mix, add to the rice.
- Stir rice until sauce is mixed with rice evenly. Set aside.
Preparing the beans
- In a small sauce pan, pour and heat canned baked beans.
- Simmer for a few seconds then add about 1/2 cup of the remaining Chili Con Carne mix.
- Simmer for a few seconds. Set aside.
Preparing the salsa
- In a bowl, mix chopped tomatoes, onions and cilantro.
- In a pan, heat up Tortillas one at a time.
- Assemble filling:
- Roll Tortilla sides just like how we make spring rolls.
- Eaten wrapped or plate topped with more cheese and salsa.
Chicken in substitute for beef
It may look hard because of the preparation process. But once assembled, wrapping a burrito is easy breezy. I make lots of fillings and put it in microwavable containers, stock up on tortillas so anytime we crave for a burrito, I can just wrap our own.