Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Easy Burrito

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.
Servings: 4 large Burritos

  • 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
  • Tortillas
  • Cheese sauce or cheese dip
How To:
  • Dissolve Chili Con Carne mix according package instructions.
 Preparing the beef
  • 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.
Assemble the prepared burrito fillings.
  • In a pan, heat up Tortillas one at a time.
  • Assemble filling:
Salsa then
  • Roll Tortilla sides just like how we make spring rolls.
  • Eaten wrapped or plate topped with more cheese and salsa.
Other add ons:
Chicken in substitute for beef
Bean paste

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.
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