Quarantine Kitchen: Cinco de Mayo Burritos
Hola, this Cinco de Mayo.
This Mexican holiday, an anniversary of a 1862 military victory over the French forces of Napoleon III, is mainly recognized now in music, dance, food, friends, and fun.
Barry, my husband and quarantine partner, who has in the past been known for his chili (about 50 different types), has expanded his repertoire. He made delicious burritos out of what we had on hand.
You can too. Use what you have. Of course, make substitutes so you don’t have to go out to shop.
2 – 10-inch flour tortillas
1 – 15oz can refried beans
1 – large onion, sliced
1 – 4 oz. can sliced mushrooms
1 – 4 oz can sliced green chilis
1/2 cup – shredded hard cheese (we had Gouda)
(You could also include canned corn kernels, drained; cooked rice, and cooked hamburger)
Optional garnish: finely diced red onion; lettuce; diced tomato or salsa; sour cream; fresh cilantro; avocado or guacamole
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
- Sauté onions, add mushrooms & green chilis
- Prepare each burrito: spread ¼ cup beans down center of tortillas; top with ½ of sautéd onion, mushroom, chili and 1/4 cup cheese.
- Fold in opposite sides of each tortilla, then roll up, burrito style. Place, seam-sides down, in prepared dish.
- Bake for 20 minutes (until cheese melts).
Ours were delicious and gone before I thought to get a photo. Also, it’s good to note that the burritos are healthy.
A former competitive figure skater, he suffered a serious injury which removed him from competition. He says an alternative medicine therapy helped speed his recovery and led him to become a physician. His practice is based on his nutrition-based approach to obesity and chronic disease,” Fuhrman says that if most of your diet consists of – more greens, onions, cooked mushrooms, legumes/beans, seeds, and berries, you will have a healthy diet. Barry’s burritos have the onions, cooked mushrooms, and beans. Plus add a green salad, and you will have a very healthy and satisfying meal for Cinco de Mayo — or any other day.
Stay healthy. Stay home. Enjoy your own celebration wherever you are.
Adiós, mis amigos, Renée
Banner photo from Business Insider