So what would be a recipe worthy enough to be posted on this momentous occasion? Well I've been thinking lately that my husband and I really enjoy good burritos...not Toxic Smell (aka Taco Bell), but a really good hearty burrito. I've had very few that have met up to my expectations and even fewer that have met up to my hubby's, so why not try to make one myself? So yesterday I went to good ol' Trader Joes for some ingredients and this is what I came up with. It was dang good! Even better, my husband said, "This is the best burrito I've ever had," which is saying a LOT because he works in a town that has 13 Mexican restaurants in less than a 2 block radius, which he consumes from on a daily basis! These things are humongous, so we really only could eat 1/2 of one, but my husband said he was literally sick from eating so much, but he just couldn't stop. All night he was ranting and raving about this burrito (which made me SO happy because I've NEVER in our 8 years of marriage ever had a reaction even 1/2 this good for anything I've ever made or bought for him!). He woke up at 4 in the morning just craving the remaining half of his burrito and ate it! So, you get the picture that this was one dang good burrito?
I made this up as I went along, so these ingredients/directions aren't necessarily exact. If you don't like caramelized onions (I hate onions, but LOVE caramelized sweet onions!), then this is not the recipe for you, because that is really what made it so delicious!
(Sorry, my picts of the actual burrito kept coming out blurry - stinky camera!)
- Beef Sirloin, thinly sliced (like that used for Philly Cheese steaks)
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Garlic powder to taste
- Butter (About 3 Tablespoons)
- Olive Oil
- Refried Beans (I used T.J.'s Vegetarian Salsa Style, but it would be even better with homemade!)
- Mexican blend cheese, grated
- Hawaiian sweet onions, sliced (if you don't have sweet onions, you can use normal ones, just add a little sugar)
- Jar of fire roasted yellow & red peppers, drained (and if needed, slice into smaller slices)
- Fresh guacamole
- Burrito-Style tortillas (you know, the big huge ones!)
When the meat, peppers, and beans are all finished, take out a tortilla and lay flat. Place the desired amount of beans, cheese, beef, guacamole, onions/peppers, and/or whatever else you want on that tortilla. (Note: I was going to use rice, but forgot, so that might be good as well. Don't skimp out on the onions/peppers, though - this was REALLY what made it so divine - without them, it would have been an ordinary burrito!) Now this is a very important step - don't skip it - mix all of the ingredients (minus the tortilla) together! This avoids clumps of one thing or the other (nothing grosser than a huge clump of hot sauce or sour cream or something!). Wrap the tortilla burrito style (if you don't know how to do this, go here). Place seam side down on a baking sheet and bake for about 3-5 minutes or until the tortilla is warmed up and slightly crispy (really watch it, though so you don't burn it!). Enjoy!