It’s the second day of October already, a good time to slow down your pace and enjoy a burrito.
The wonderful thing about burritos is you can use such a vast array of ingredients to fill them. Traditionally when you hear burrito you might think meat (usually ground beef) and refried beans as the filling along with some lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and sour cream. But you can also use rice, salsa, guacamole, chili peppers, well you get the picture.
You can even change things up and make the burrito for breakfast. These can include such fillings as scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage, onions, and basically anything you want.
I made a simple burrito the other night using a few ingredients we always have in the refrigerator. I heated the tortilla shells in the microwave for about 7 seconds just to make them easier to roll.
I put about a tablespoon of sour cream on each of the four tortilla shells and smoothed it out. Then I generously layered spinach (about a cup) over the sour cream. I followed that with slices of deli-style ham (three slices to a shell). I topped it off by sprinkling shredded Mexican Blend cheese (1/4 cup per shell) and putting a layer of thinly-sliced mushrooms down the center. I used one mushroom per shell saving several slices for the top. After rolling up the burritos, I added a little more sour cream, shredded cheese and the remaining slices of mushroom to the top of each.
Burritos can be simple or as complicated as you want them to be. They’re a quick, easy and fun meal that can be filled with lots of tasty ingredients. You can load’em down so you have to use a fork to eat them or keep it simple so you can pick them up to eat. Either way, have fun with your food and add your favorite ingredients.
Stay traditional or think outside the box adding ingredients you’ve never had in a burrito before. There’s nothing set in stone that says you have to have things a certain way. Experimenting with food is one of the joys of cooking. You’ll be surprised sometimes by the wonderful dishes you create when you let your imagination take over.
Thanks for stopping by today. Are you a fan of burritos? What are your favorite ingredients? What’s the most unusual ingredient you’ve tried in a burrito? If you try this recipe, be sure to stop back by and let me know how you liked it or if you post it online include the tag #thesurprisedgourmet. Always like to know how the recipes turn out for you.
Serves: 2 servings
- 4 Tortilla shells
- 4 Tablespoons sour cream
- 1 Cup spinach
- 12 Slices deli-style ham
- 1 Cup shredded Mexican Blend cheese
- 4 Mushrooms, thinly sliced
- Warm tortilla shells in microwave for 7 seconds to make them easier to roll.
- Put about a tablespoon of sour cream on each of the four tortilla shells and smooth it out. Generously layer spinach over the sour cream. Follow that with 3 slices of deli-style ham per shell. Top it off by sprinkling ¼ cup shredded Mexican Blend cheese per shell and add a layer of thinly-sliced mushrooms down the center. Use one mushroom per shell saving several slices for the top. After rolling up the burritos, add a little more sour cream, shredded cheese and the remaining slices of mushroom on top.