Sunday, March 25, 2007

Quicky Burritos My Way

Today, with all of the things we have to do and lack of time for cooking easy recipes that come out good every time are necessary. That is the case with Quicky Burritos.

Ok, I said to use fresh ingredients, but this is a quick meal, so go to the grocery store and get a package of 10 frozen burritos or chimichangas, I really don't care what kind. Pick out something you like. Next, get a 12 to 15 oz can or jar of enchilada sauce, some shredded cheese (8 oz of four cheese Mexican works) and a can of crushed or other tomatoes.

You will need a glass or other baking pan, about 9 by 12 or so. Grease the pan. Open the burritos and put them in the pan. Arrange them as well as you can. Now, pour the tomatoes over the burritos and then the enchilada sauce. Cover with the cheese.

Put in oven on about 375 until the top is crusting over and the burritos are done. Put a fork in one toward the middle and hold it there for a while. If it comes out hot they are done. I know, the science of that is astounding.

Put a can of diced green chilies over the burritos as well.
Use salsa instead of enchilada sauce.
Use spicy Mexican stewed tomatoes.
Make your own burritos or enchiladas:

OK, this is not tough. Buy some chicken and cook it up, mostly white meat, but dark will work as well. Once done, bone it and shred it. You should have a couple of pounds of chicken to make this work. Add half a pound shredded cheese (see above), half a can or jar of enchilada sauce and a can of diced green chilies to the chicken and mix well. If you want, let this mixture sit in the refrigerator overnight. Get a package of flour or corn tortillas and put some of the mixture in each. Wrap them up and place them in a greased baking dish. Fill the dish and
cover with the rest of the enchilada sauce, some canned tomatoes and more cheese. Bake until done. You can replace the chicken with beef, pork or ostrich. OK, maybe not the ostrich.

This takes a lot more time and planning, but the results are superior to the manufactured ones!

Serve with salsa and sour cream and a good beer.

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