Thursday, March 5, 2009

Burritos

I didn't come into marriage with a great foundation for meal preparation. In other words, I really didn't know squat about cooking. Our meals were more reheating frozen or packaged food. I remember one day our neighbor brought over these yummy burritos, fresh and hot. I asked her about them and she said her husband makes them and he'd teach me if I wanted to learn. (they were a really sweet elderly couple, so please no thinking this is weird)



So a few weeks later I was invited over and got to watch him assemble these. I think the key was the process of crisping them in butter after they were all rolled up. It took a good burrito and made it great!



This recipe makes 35-40 large burritos. Plenty to feed a family and freeze a couple more meals worth.

Here's what you'll need:

1 beef roast 3-4 lbs
1 pork roast 3 lbs
2 lbs hamburger
40 burrito size tortillas
3 packets burrito seasoning (I use Lawry's)
1/2 small can diced jalepenos (can use more but my kids don't like them spicy)
1/2 medium onion diced
1 to 1-1/2 cups water
2 cans refried beans
grated cheddar cheese ( 6 cups? this depends on how much you want to use)

I cook the roasts in the crock pot overnight and then shred them. Brown the hamburger in skillet (you'll need a BIG one) and add onion & jalepeno towards the end. Drain off fat & add refried beans, water & Lawrys. Stir in the shredded roast meat and heat through. Warm tortillas, spoon in meat mix, top with cheese and roll up.

I brown mine on all sides in a cast iron frying pan w/butter to give them a nice crisp outside.

Then eat some & freeze some.

To use the frozen ones just put on a cookie sheet in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes.

These are good served with sour cream and salsa. :)

The kids and I usually make an assembly line. These don't take too long to whip up if you have a couple of helpers!

If you want to try out some other recipes head on over to Gayle's, she hosts a recipe swap every friday...Lots of good stuff there!

6 comments:

Dusti said...

Thanks for sharing! I'll be trying them out on my crew soon.
I was not taught how to cook either and am just know realizing how easy it can be (and good and cheap) to make our meals.
i.e. I just made popcorn the other day. The first time I've ever popped it on the stovepop. Wow it was so good and easy.

Robyn said...

How did you know I was craving one of your burritos! Thanks for sharing this recipe with me and my family. I think you should come back here and teach a burrito making class ;) !

Emily said...

I can vouch...these are yummy.

Renata said...

They sound delicious!
I knew the basics of cooking, but it's amazing how much you learn after you get married!

Kimmie said...

I love that your elderly neighbor taught you! That is so wonderful...and it is also so sweet that you took the time to share the recipe with us.

thanks!

Kimmie
mama to 7
one homemade and 6 adopted

EEEEMommy said...

WOW! That's a lot of meat! YUMMY!!!