Wednesday, January 28, 2009

a new take on burritos

i don't know why i've never thought to cook a burrito in a skillet. i've always either baked them or just cooked the ingredients before rolling them up inside of a warm tortilla. my mom told me about the skillet-grilled burritos that she made earlier this week, so i had to make some of my own!

i'm a little ashamed of posting about using soy chorizo right after the "fake meat" rant, but oh well. the brand is lightlife and the soy chorizo is somewhere between good and pretty good. it's hit or miss with soy chorizo, as the "soyrizo" (i think the brand was melissa's; it came in casing) i've had in the past has been much too salty and its flavor drowns out everything else.

the ingredients are approximately as follows:

1/2 onion, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
1-2 lightlife smart sausage (soy chorizo flavor)
2 tbsp salsa
1 tbsp cumin
1/2 cup shredded cheese
handful of shredded lettuce
flour tortillas (burrito-size)
pam cooking spray

follow cooking instructions for the chorizo. in this case, the sausage is pan-fried for 5 minutes. when that is done, add the onions and green peppers to the pan. i left the leftover chorizo-y liquid because i wanted some extra flavor, but you could also clean the pan and use fresh oil/cooking spray.

when the onions and peppers seem like they're about done, dice the chorizo and throw that in. while those flavors are blending, throw the tortillas in the microwave for about 20 seconds (separated by a dampened paper towel).

throw the onion/pepper/chorizo blend onto the burrito, and top it with shredded lettuce and shredded cheese. roll it up into a sturdy-ish burrito and spray it with a little pam. spray the pan with pam as well, and drop the burrito in with the fold down. after two minutes (maybe longer if your stove isn't insane), flip it. after another two minutes, take it off and eat it!

serve with shredded lettuce, sour cream, and salsa.

(fyi don't use fat free sour cream. we bought some today and it is really not good.)

here is a lovely picture of p's burrito! you can tell because there are mushrooms in it. :P


mwr said...

I like mushrooms a lot now, but man I hated them for a long time.

Okay, so two things:
that sounds awesome! Holy Mole (I wish I could insert an accent). I want to try it so bad!

and P's picture picture is h-a-w-t!

eLs said...

WOW. I really want to eat that. I hate my stupid sandwich I brought for lunch...

I had the best dinner last night though. The post is coming.

Anonymous said...

Please note that k's wonderful, caring, thoughtful mother sent her this recipe. :)

mwr said...

Noted and appreciated!

CaseyMustPie said...

Thank you Mrs. H!