* "Universal" Burritos *
- Pack of Tortillas. They are available as flour, corn etc. We usually use the corn ones.
- 3 cans of precooked Pinto Beans
- Hot Sauce
- Sour Cream (better even: plain non-sugared Yogurt)
- Optional: Sides like Tomatoes, Iceberg Salad , Olives, Peppers, Guacomole if you want it really "fancy"
- Shredded cheese (Mexican, Mozzarella, Etc. whatever you like)
Put the three cans of Pinto Bins in large microwave-able bowl. Put MW at approx. 20 mins and cook beans. Stir after about 10 mins.
When done, take out beans from MW and take a whisk and MASH the **** out of the beans so they get really smooth. Careful, beans are very hot.
Place tortillas in MW and heat for 5-10 sec to soften to separate them easily without breaking.
Take tortilla(s) out and put 2-3 tablespoons of soft beans in it, you can also sprinkle some cheese inside the tortilla. Roll up tortilla into a
burrito or simply fold to make a flat, "moon" thingy.
Sprinkle some cheese on top of tortilla, put into MW and heat 1-3 mins until cheese is soft. (If beans are freshly made and hot it won't take long,
maybe 1min, if beans are kept in fridge then have them in MW for 2-3 mins or so)
After the cheese on top of the tortillas melted, take them out.
Sprinkle a few drops of Hot Sauce and/or Sour Cream/Yogurt or both on the Tortilla, or serve with Sour Cream/Yogurt on the side. Hot Sauce makes all
Serve with various sides, it RALLY makes a different as well!! eg. sliced tomates, slightly salted and some leaves of Ice Berg salad, green olives,
peppers (jalapeno etc.)...
MANY VARIATIONS possible: For example, you can make burritos with cooked chicken or ground beef. Or you cook beans with some onions cut in. You can
also stuff some leftovers into the burritos such as potatoes or even things like noodles etc.
Very quick to make and very yummy, the worst part is really the mashing of the beans after they were cooked
* Super-Simple Potato Hash With Hot Dogs *
- Get bag of Potatoes
- A bunch of Hot Dogs or Wieners
Cut Potatoes in two/three pieces each, place suitable amount in microwaveable bowl with salt water. Cook in MW for about 15-20mins until potatoes are
Take potatoes out from MW, drain water.
Slice 4 hot dogs or wieners into smaller pieces
Slightly brown cut onion and hot dogs in frying pan.
Add potatoes to pan, smash bigger potato pieces to make into hash, fry and flip for about 10-15 mins together with the onions and hot-dogs until
Add salt and/or pepper to taste. I especially like it with mustard.
* Guacamole *
- 2 or 3 Avocados
- fresh CILANTRO!!
- optional Tomatoes, Taco Chips, Hot Peppers (Jalapeno)
Get 2 or 3 Avocados at the store. THIS IS THE MOST important part: They must be ripe but cannot be too ripe/brown. Normally when we get them they are
still green and need a few days sitting at home, means you buy them 2-3 days before you plan to make the Guac
Once they are ripe they QUICKLY go
bad and icky brown.
So....slice your Avocados in two halves with a good knife. Take out the stone. Use a SPOON and entirely scrape out the green stuff and put in a bowl.
Sprinkle with lime juice so it doesn't get brown.
You can throw everything (Guac, Onions, Cilantro, Salt, Pepper) into a food processor and run it for a few seconds. Don't make it too smooth, it's
perfect when the guac is still somewhat "chunky". You can also make a Guac with chopped Tomatoes, chopped jalapeno etc.
Serve and eat with taco chips.
For us, Cilantro makes all the difference. (It's a Mexican spice. Some hate it tho
You see that we like Mexican food A LOT, but we don't live in the states anymore. The above is somehow trying to make authentic "Mexican food", eg.
the Burritos and the Guac.
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