Tuesday, March 17, 2009

super delicious burritos

i was inspired by a friend to make a big batch of burritos to put in the fridge/freezer. it may be a symptom of nesting- putting up lots of food for after the baby comes sounds smart. only i'll be halfway across the country when that happens. these taste better than taco bell's grilled stuffed burrito!

8 burrito-sized flour tortillas
1 large can mexican-style refried beans
1 package uncle ben's spanish rice (the kind that you microwave for 90 seconds and it's done)
1-2 cups prepared guacamole- mine came from trader joes
2 cups mixed cheese (i used 1/2 cheddar and 1/2 mozzarella)
2 cups cooked shredded chicken, well-seasoned with salt

lay out 8 large pieces of foil, and put a tortilla on each one. if you know you'll be microwaving the burritos, use plastic wrap instead.
spread about 1/4-1/2 cup of beans on each tortilla
spread 1-2 tbsp on top of the beans. i like guac so i used 2 each.
sprinkle a couple tbsps of rice on top of the guac
sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese on top of that
sprinkle 1/4 cup chicken on top of that
fold up edges and roll. then fold up the foil around the burrito. your burritos should be sort of flat.

to serve:
you don't have to do it this way... nuking in the microwave for a minute or two would be fine, but i love the texture of a good toasted tortilla! if your burrito is frozen, let it defrost on the counter or microwave to defrost.

heat a skillet to medium and melt 1/2 a tbsp of butter. fry seam-side down for several minutes. spread a bit more butter on the side that's up. when golden and crispy, flip over and cook the other side.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

breakfast of chubby champions

i made this up this morning. it's not really creative or original, but i've never seen this EXACT thing before, so i'm calling it *my* recipe.

1 slice bacon, cut in half. 2 slices if you really mean it.
2 slices bread
1 egg
cheddar cheese (1 slice? however much you like. i like cheese a lot.)

-using a small juice or shot glass or even a fancy biscuit cutter, cut a hole in the middle of one of the pieces of bread. i don't care what you do with the bread round. you could toast it up to sop up the delicious egg yolk goo that is in your near future.
-heat up your skillet to medium and fry the cut bacon on one side. when it's nice and crispy and brown, flip it over and swirl the fat around. don't you dare drain any of that fat.
-arrange your bacon so that you can place the holey bread on top of the bacon and still see the bottom of your frying pan. press lightly.
-crack the egg into the hole and sprinkle with a dash of salt.
-let the egg fry for a minute or until the white is... white, on the side touching the pan.
-with a spatula, lift up the bread and swirl the bacon fat around. flip the bread/egg/bacon, then top with cheese and additional piece of bread.
-after another minute, flip one more time to toast the intact bread and melt the cheese a bit more.