However, my new kitchen is really cool and modern so I believe I will be playing with it a lot.
Decided to start with a recipe I used to make after a night out. Red beans and meat, wrapped in a tortilla and covered with grated cheese! I know some people who will argue that this recipe is not truly a burritos’ recipe (yes… you know who you are…) but I usually call it that to simplify. Whatever you may call it, it is really filling and good!
Bean and Meat Burritos (serves 2)
- 1/2 red onion
- 1 garlic clove
- 4 tbsp of olive oil
- 2 medium sized tomatoes
- 8 tbsp of tomato passata
- 200 g of pork minced meat
- 1 small can of red kidney beans (240 g net)
- 2 plain tortilla wraps
- salt, pepper and chilli powder
- 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
- Chop the onion and the garlic thinly and cook, in low fire, with the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan.
- Wash the tomatoes and chop them. When the onion and garlic are soft, add the tomatoes and cook in low fire until the tomatoes smash under pressure of a spoon.
- Season with salt, pepper and chilli powder. You can also use real sliced chillies in case you want a hotter burrito.
- Add the tomato passata and the minced meat. Let it cook for approximately 5 minutes. If the sauce dries too much, add some more tomato passata.
- Open the beans’ tin and drain the water. Add the beans to the meat and cook for approximately 15-20 minutes, until the beans are getting soft. Correct the seasoning if needed with salt, pepper and chilli powder.
- Pre-heat the oven at 180ºC.
- Place each tortilla in a plain and clean surface and pour half the beans and meat mixture in the centre of each tortilla. Save four tbsp of this mixture to decorate the burritos.
- Cover the beans and meat mixture with grated cheese, saving some cheese to decorate the burritos.
- Close the burritos by folding first one side to the centre, and than the other. Finally, close the ends of the burrito by folding the edges. You will get a rectangular shaped burrito.
- Place the two burritos in an oven tray. Top each burrito with some grated cheese, two tbsp of the beans and meat mixture, and some more grated cheese.
- Place in the oven and cook until the cheese is completely melted and the tortilla gets crunchier.
- Serve with a good and fresh salad.