Sunday, January 3, 2010

Bradshaw Taqueria ?

Thomas bragged on these burritos for months before I finally got to try them! We first made them together about 2 months ago and while I must admit I was skeptical at first, this is now probably one of my favorite recipes. We made these together a second time while visiting my family over Christmas vacation.

The Swiss cheese was the ingredient I shied away from the most at the beginning. I love cheese, but Swiss has never been a favorite of mine. It works pretty well with the other ingredients, though, so I'd definitely recommend it. Additionally, the bean/tomato sauce process does seem kinda strange the first time. But trust me, it's worth it!!!

Thomas' Burritos

Tortilla ingredients:
1 part vegetable oil (we used 1 1/2 c oil/milk/water to make 15 tortillas)
1 part milk
1 part water
  1. Begin by mixing equal parts oil, milk, and water. Add flour and continue to mix until batter becomes a thick consistency.

  2. Keep adding flour, kneading until mixture becomes doughy.

  3. Separate dough into small balls. They should fit in your cupped hand.

  4. Roll out the dough. Try for somewhat round and very thin tortillas. They shrink up and thicken a bit in the pan.

  5. Sprinkle a bit of salt into a heated frying pan. Transfer one tortilla into the frying pan. As it cooks, the color will change slightly. Once the bottom is thicker and a more golden color, use a spatula, or if you're like Thomas, your hands, to flip it over and cook the other side.

  6. Stack cooked tortillas until filling is ready!

2 cans Cannellini beans (White Kidney beans)
1 small (8-0z) can tomato sauce
spices: cumin, thyme, basil, salt to taste

  1. Drain beans. Combine beans and tomato sauce in a saucepan. Save one bean can; remove label and wash.

  2. Drain off a bit of the tomato sauce and use the clean can to mash the beans.

  3. Add spices to taste. Thomas likes a lot of cumin.

  4. Cook bean mixture on the stovetop until heated.

Other ingredients:
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 tomatoes, diced
grated Swiss cheese
sour cream

To assemble:
Begin with a tortilla. Spread on a bit of the bean mixture and some sour cream. Add grated Swiss cheese and sprinkle in a few tomatoes and peppers. fold bottom up and sides around. ENJOY!!