Saturday, May 8, 2010

Will They Eat This? #15

Cinco de Mayo was this past week so, this edition of Will They Eat This? will explore how to make popular "designer fast food" Fajita Burritos. They are less work than you would imagine. And, they are significantly less expensive than take-out. I love to re-create a dish that I've had at an establishment to see how close I can get to the original. This is pretty close!

Steak Fajita Burritos

1 pkg of burrito sized tortillas
1 1.5 lb flank steak
1 pkg of Casa Fiesta Fajita Mix
1 can of Rotelle Mild Tomatoes
1 can of black beans
1/2 cup of light sour cream
2 cups of cooked rice (I added cilantro to mine while cooking)
2 med. sized green peppers
1 med. size sweet onion
1 head of leaf lettuce shredded
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
2 tbs olive oil

In a large storage bag place the steak and the fajita mix following package directions for marinating; after allowing the meat to marinate for at least 2 hours.

After marinating, take the steak out and place it in a large skillet over med/high heat with 1 tbs of olive oil; allow to cook for 5 min. on each side; allow meat to rest for about 10 min. before slicing.

While waiting for the meat to rest, slice peppers and onions into thin strips; place the remaining olive oil in the same pan that you cooked the meat; add the peppers and onions to the pan, cook for about 5-6 min. until peppers are tender (remember to stir because the onions will brown if you don't); take onions and peppers out and place in a bowl.

In a microwave safe bowl, place the black beans and the Rotelle tomatoes; heat for 3 min. on high; set aside.

Reheat rice, if made in advance, or cook rice with cilantro and set aside.

Warm the tortillas wrapped in moist paper towels in the microwave for 45 sec.

Slice the meat into thin slices and prepare to assemble your burritos.

Time to Assemble

Take some meat, rice, beans and peppers and onions -- put them a bit above center
on the tortilla.

Add lettuce and sour cream

Add shredded cheddar cheese and fold in two sides toward the middle to start to roll the burrito.

Take the top edge of the burrito and holding the folded sides in, roll it up and over the filling
(if you put the filling in the middle it will all move forward and out of your burrito
as you try to wrap it up.)

Roll it over, keeping the sides tucked in as you do, until you have all the filling secured inside. It should look like the picture below when you are done!

The Stats:

6 out of 6 kids devoured these knock-off burritos!

The Verdict:

These burritos cost me about 1/3 of the price I would have paid elsewhere. I will certainly be making these again! Especially since everyone loved them!

Remember: Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. (Lk 6:21)

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