Thursday, September 15, 2011

"grilled" texas burritos


If you try just one of my recipes.. I urge you to try this one!! it was so easy.. (actually i am a little embarrassed as to how easy it is.. ha) sometimes i get caught up in the whole making different food, taking pictures, blogging about the recipe i forget some of the easiest tried and true recipes from yesteryear are just as good.. so years ago and i mean probably 10 or more i came across a recipe in a magazine called "texas tacos" no clue why they were called texas tacos over another name but we liked them and so we had them probably once a week for 2 years.. (got into a bit of a rut back then) anyway.. the recipe called for ground beef cooked until crumbly (i always used, even back then, ground turkey) 1 jar of pace picante salsa, a can of pinto beans drained,  a can of corn (i would use the mexican corn) drained.. then mix everything together and well simmer for a about 30 minutes.. viola dinner is done and it was good.. make some taco shells out of corn tortillas or make up a  burrito and your good to go.. i hadn't thought of the recipe for years one day jake said i am tired of these tacos and sadly i never made them again.. but they are good you should try them.. anyway back to the recipe of the day.. sheesh i get sidetracked easy.. shell and i were running out the door to the gym, (we meet with a trainer on tuesdays and thursdays.. and this past tuesday she worked us hard i am still feeling it in my legs.. youch..) but before we left i took out 2 packages of ground turkey, 1 jar of pace picante salsa (chunky), and a can of  pinto beans.. (i always have them around but if you can believe it i have never in my entire life purchased a can of refried beans.. never not once.. it's just as easy to make your own..) well as we ran through the garage i asked pete to brown the meat and add the salsa and leave it on simmer until we returned.. i figured when i got back i would decide what to do with the beans.. well when we got back i coulnd't find the can of beans.. and you guessed it pete put them in the taco meat..so not wanting to make the old tacos jake disliked..(not sure why that was a factor he didn't come to dinner but.. old habits die hard ha)  i decided to make grilled burritos.. they were amazing.. omg so good.. like a chimichanga without the guilt.. soooo soooo good.. we are so having these again and jake even said when are you making them for us??


grilled texas burrito

prep time:  5  minutes
cook time:  30 minutes
servings:     6-8

ingredients:

2 lbs. ground turkey (or beef if you prefer)
1 can pinto beans, drained
1 jar pace picante salsa , chunky
cheddar cheese
sour cream
pico de gullo (recipe found here)
flour tortilla's (wrap size)

brown ground meat, once crumbly add drained beans and salsa.. allow to simmer for 30 minutes on low.. while that simmers make your pico de gallo.. once meat is ready.. take your tortilla and lay flat.. add your meat down the center of the tortilla.. then add your cheese and pico de gallo. wrap the sides in and then top and bottom over each other so there are no openings.. i then took my iron skillet heated it up to high for about 4-5 minutes then turned down to medium.. added my folded burrito seam side down grilled for about 2 minutes or until brown.. flipped it and did the same to the other side.. served with additional pico de gallo and a dollop of sour cream.. yuuummmeeeee...





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