Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Vegetarian Burrito

April 28th 2010

Another Tex-Mex entrée, the Mr's favorite - the big and bad Burrito! The main modification to this and others served in restaurants is the fact that I toast/roast the tortilla so that the outer skin is also crispy; unlike usually the tortilla the burrito is made in is soft.  We love the light crispness that comes with warming it up on the pan. So if you prefer it the other way,then don't roast it. 

Before you go further make sure you can open your mouth wide enough and say aahhhhh to be able to eat this, else practice till you can and then proceed!

Difficulty level : Easy

Time: 15 min (prep time), 10 min (making time)

  • Cooked white rice 
  • Chopped onions and tomatoes 
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Lime
  • Vegetarian Refried Beans
  • Chopped Spring Onions 
  • Store bought flour tortillas
  • Mexican Blend cheese (vary per taste)
  • Chile con Queso
  • Butter (to spread)
  • Taco bell sauce (fire, mild, hot)- optional
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Guacamole (optional)
  • Salsa (optional)
 Method de Preparation
  1. Keep all ingredients ready so that you can assemble the burrito quickly.
  2. Heat a pan and slight warm tortilla on both sides with a bit of butter, till it is browns a bit.
  3. Take tortilla and place on counter. Assemble in center- all the ingredients (beans, rice, veggies, cilantro). Add a spoon of the Chile con Queso and sprinkle some cheese and finally a dash of lemon juice. Add the taco bell sauce here if you like.
  4. Keep ingredients in the center and roll the tortilla into a tight burrito. If you don't know how or don't succeed the first time it is OK. But remember to not curse the Qdoba employee who fumbles with your extra large burrito next time you go there. It hapeens to the best of us :P
  5. Serve as is or with sour cream and guacamole and some salsa.
Chef's Tip: The next time you eat at taco bell, get some extras of their sauces and keep in the pantry and use when you make your quesadillas and burritos for the authentic Tex-Mex taste :D. Use the Chile con Queso, it is goooooodddddddddd!

Variations:  Skip the tortilla and serve it as a naked burrito. Use pinto or black beans instead of refried beans.


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