Wednesday, February 06, 2019

My Very Own Burrito Recipe

I believe it was Benjamin Franklin who first said, "eat a burrito a day."

His recipe has been lost to the fog of time, but here's one I think he would like:

Makes two good-sized burritos


  • 1/4 lb., your choice of meat, cooked (alternatively 1/2 cup of cooked beans)
  • 1/2 cup, cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup, grated cheese - I used cheddar
  • 1/4 cup, salsa
  • two 10-inch flour (or gluten-free) tortillas


  • Mix it all up (everything but the tortillas, of course) in a microwave-safe dish (or fire-safe, if you're into that kind of thing).
  • Heat (microwave, fire, etc) the mixture until the cheese is melted
  • Give it all a good stir
  • Divide the melty mixture between the two tortillas, flattening and shaping it so as to create proper burrito-shaped innards
  • Fold the two sides toward the middle, then the near end over the center; finally flop the middle part onto the other end of the tortilla - please don't make me draw a diagram
Garnish the tortilla with a little more cheese, which then melt

Serve with a little more salsa, some Spanish rice, maybe some refried beans.

And enjoy!