Another Mexican meal that I love. My favourite meal of all time are the Burritos made by the Mexican restaurant I used to work at back home, but now that I live further away I can’t indulge my desire for Mexican food as often and unfortunately nowhere else I have tried lives up to the standard.
So, having got some tips (and a big jar of spice blend) from the chef back home I am able to supplement by making my own beef burritos.
Disclosure: I am fully aware that these are not the most attractive photos of food, I can only apologise and ensure you that the taste makes up for the look!
Makes 2-3 burritos
- 100g Onions (chopped)
- 20g Garlic (chopped)
- 250g Beef Mince
- Beef Stock Cube
- 180g Mixed Vegetables
- 20g Tomato Puree
- Cajun Spices/Preferred Burrito Spice Mix (e.g. cumin, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper)
- 100g Rice
- Tortilla Wraps
- Grated Cheese (Cheddar/Mozzarella Blend)
- Sour Cream
- Boil your rice.
- Start by frying the onion and garlic in a saucepan.
- Once softened add the beef mince and cook until fully browned.
- Then add your mixed vegetables, tomato puree and spice blend – test as you go to decide how much spice you want to use.
- To assemble your burrito, lay out your wrap on a plate, Add 2/3 beef mix and 1/3 rice to the centre of the wrap.
- To seal your burrito, fold the bottom of the wrap over the top of the mix, then fold in the two sides (left and right), aim to keep it tightly packed. Then finally, roll the whole parcel over onto the final open side (forming the base).
- Once your burrito is rolled top with a layer of salsa and cover in cheese.
- Microwave your burrito in 20 second bursts until the cheese is fully melted.
- The top with guacamole and sour cream!
- For something extra add a homemade pico de gallo mix.
Tips: I have left the spice mix vague as you may have your own preference or want to use a store bought mix, the spices I have given as an example are the kind of ingredients you would expect to find in a Mexican-style spice mix.
As far as I am concerned you can’t use too much cheese so don’t worry about overdoing it (you can also add cheese inside the wrap).
I realise that this may not be a traditional burrito with salsa and cheese on the outside but this is how I have always had them and I couldn’t recommend it more!