Sunday, May 18, 2014

Microwave burritos

Soooooo I apparently erased all the photos from my blog.  


I was just trying to free up space in Google via my fancy schmancy new phone, and I figured that since they were posted to the blog, I didn't need them any more.  I did not realize that the sync settings on my phone would erase all photos EVERYWHERE. FOREVER.

Not that it is a huge loss to humanity, I suppose.

Thankfully, the recipes remain, but you'll have to use your imagination for visualizing the end product.

This recipe, however, is present in not only all its recipe glory but also in photo glory. Notice that at the center of this artistic composition there is a beer.  This is how burritos are meant to roll.

I hope you can see that this provides 15 Freebirds-sized burritos (there is another cookie sheet somewhere).  And each one clocked in at around $1.25.  It requires a little set up (all said and done takes an hour) but pays off nicely in Tom's lunches for half a month!


1/2 onion, chopped
1 T oil
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 C Rice
1 T chili powder
1 can Rotel
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic salt
2 C (scant) broth

1) Saute onion and garlic in oil until translucent. Add rice, brown (2-3 minutes). Add chili powder, cumin and stir a bit. Add rotel, garlic salt and broth. Bring to boil. Cover and set to low for 20 minutes.

1 rotisserie chicken, 1 c salsa.
1) Debone chicken, chop relatively finely and toss with salsa.

15 count large tortillas
1 can beans (more if you like lotsa beans)
2 C cheese (or, you know, more...)
1 onion, chopped and sauteed
1 bag roasted veggies (peppers and onions) (trader joe's)
1 bag roasted corn (trader joe's)

1) Heat beans on stove. Sautee up the veggies, and heat the corn in a saucepan.

Then, super simple, assemble! Smear some beans down middle of tortilla, add rice, cheese, meat, veggies, corn. Fold up.  Serve. For bonus points, serve covered in queso. You can also toast in the oven, but the burrito, er, rehydrates in the fridge, so if you want to do that, do so immediately before serving.

Reheats pretty well (not crispy but survivable burrito texture) in two minutes.

1 comment:

  1. I see it's been a while since you posted so maybe its too late to tell you but many of your older pictures are on pinterest.