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.


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