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sunday lunch: burritos

In good home eating, recipes on July 15, 2010 at 3:57 pm

been a while since i cooked anything. and, influenced by watching anthony bourdain’s episode on mexico, i thought i’d try my hand at burritos. the idea was to serve a buffet and then everybody could just roll their own. for the proteins, i went with beef and chicken

marinated with salt, pepper, and garlic and then tossed on the grill

after this, it was a bit tougher since preparing all the sides and condiments was very labor intensive. first off, grilled bell peppers and onions

i actually don’t season these, but grill until all sides have a soft, easily peel-able texture

also prepared guacamole. avocado, onions, cilantro, lemon juice (though lime would be better) and chili. just mix it all up, mush the avocado up a bit

this is to taste, of course – but i went with a proportion of something like 1 part onion to 3 parts avocado. for 2 avocados i used half a lemon and 1 sili labuyo (para medyo mild).

also prepared salsa. tomatoes, onions, cilantro. made a cool and hot version. for the hot version, i went with 3 sili labuyo to go with 6 tomatoes and 1 onion. cilantro totally to taste. in this case i went with a ratio of 1 cilantro to 4 tomatoes

i made refried beans by rendering the fat from bacon, tossing in enough red beans (soak overnight and boil first) to be coated with the fat. then i added cheddar cheese, then put in the bacon bits.

also had rice which i did by sauteing garlic and onion, putting in the rice, then adding tomato sauce and chicken broth to let it cook

tortillas? just bought a few packs at the supermarket. all in all i think this worked well. nothing hard, really – but rather labor intensive. still, if you have on of these with a cold beer, it’s totally worth it