Burritos

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I never knew such a thing existed so close to home. The first time I tried a burrito was when KFC added it to its menu.

Did I like it? NO… I was expecting it to be like a twister, but it was far from it. It was heavy and very very filling.

Then I came across a recipe in one my recipe books on how to make a burrito. I have had this particular recipe book for almost 2 years, but I keep paging past the burrito recipe as I thought it was this complicated recipe, but when I actually took the time out to read this recipe it was easier than I thought.

The only complicated thing that I found dreading was that the recipe asked to use Passata… I have never heard of it before. But when I looked up how to make passata I found that it was actually tomatoe puree… see simple, there I was stressing that I had to make passata before I could actually make the burrito, when all I had to do was open a bottle of tomatoe puree.

Ingredients:

  • 1 x tbsp. olive oil.
  • 1 x onion, finely chopped.
  • 1 x clove garlic, finely chopped.
  • 500g x lamb mince.
  • 1 x 420g tin of chopped tomatoes.
  • 4 x jalapeno chillies, sliced.
  • 1 x 420g tin borlotti beans, rinsed and drained.
  • 125ml x vegetable stock.
  • 1 x tbsp parsley, chopped.
  • 12 x store bought ready made tortillas
  • Tomatoe puree.
  • 50g x cheddar cheese, grated.
  • 3 x spring onions, chopped.
  • Salt and pepper to season.

Method;

  • Heat a pan with the oil, add the onions and garlic and saute till transparent.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the onions from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the mince to the pan and cook until the mince is nice and brown and there are no more pink meat left.
  • Add the onion mixture to the mince as well as the jalapeno chillies.
  • Add the borlotti beans, the stock and parsley.
  • Mix well and season.image
  • Cover the pan and allow to cook for 20 minutes on a medium heat.
  • Remove the lid and allow to cook uncovered till all the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Remove from the heat .
  • Fill your tortillas and roll up.image
  • Place side by side on a baking tray.image
  • Pour a little tomatoe puree over the top of each tortilla.image
  • Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top.
  • Pop into a pre-heated oven and bake at 180 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes, or until the cheese melts.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle the chopped spring onions over the top.

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