Thursday, January 7, 2010

Rosie Makes Moreover Burritos For The Hawthorne Boys.

One of the favorite things my Hawthorne Boys like to eat is burritos. And I always have the ingredients on hand to make some kind of burrito. Burritos are a great way to use up lots of stuff in your fridge - whether it be rice, beans, corn, chicken, roast beef, hamburger meat. First I needed to make some salsa.
Mr. Hawthorne did the honors. A can of diced tomatoes, some of Mr. Hawthorne's pickled jalapenos, some onion, and a package of Splenda. (I use real sugar and a little cider vinegar, plus cilantro in mine, but Youngest Hawthorne doesn't like cilantro.)
Mr. Hawthorne chopped his onion ...
... and scissored his diced tomatoes.
Onions, chopped 'maters, jalapenos, Splenda, and a few shakes of the quart jar.
I had to taste test, of course. And this was perfect. Just the right amount of heat.
Could've used some cilantro. But that's just me.
Next, Mr. Hawthorne made the guacamole.
Ingredients: 2 small avocados some red onion juice of 1/2 lime salt and pepper
Mr. Hawthorne scooped out the flesh.
Chopped up some red onion.
Juice of 1/2 lime went in.
Mix well.
Again, I needed to taste.
Quite good, indeed. Time to get started on the Boy's Burritos.
In the fridge, I had some bottom round roast I'd cooked a few nights ago. I sliced the entire thing into thin pieces.
The beef went into some melted butter just to heat. I didn't want to cook the meat anymore.
A few sprinkles of cumin. To taste.
After trying out a new, to us, restaurant, South Beach Grill, the other day, I was inspired to recreate their Southwestern Spring Rolls. I had already used my Southwestern Mixture to make Moreover Quesadillas. And now I'm using the mixture to make Moreover Burritos.
Ingredients for my burritos: tortillas cumin-seasoned strips of beef Southwestern Mixture (corn, black beans, diced tomatoes with green chilis, and Pepper Jack cheese) additional Pepper Jack cheese Cheddar cheese
Strips of beef went on.
Then the Southwestern mixture. Roll up and top with shredded cheddar and Pepper Jack. Into the oven until the cheese is melted. I made 4 of these burritos.
Got out the salsa, guac, and sour cream for the boys and let them serve themselves.
Here's my finished burrito. Be careful if you bake these in one of those little toaster ovens. They have a tendency to burn the edges.
Here's Middle Hawthorne's plate.
And Youngest Hawthorne's plate.
They ate all 4 burritos which were good-sized burritos, 1/2 quart of salsa, all the guacamole, and 3/4 pint of sour cream. And they'll be hungry again in a couple of hours. Oh, to have their metabolism.

1 comment:

Donna-FFW said...

You have inspired me to save all my leftovers from now on you know. I usually dont, bad girl. I didnt have a resolution till now. One of them is to make a few of your rolls/burritos using leftovers.

Snowing here. Again.