FoodSavor Mexican cuisine at home with easy homemade burritos

Savor Mexican cuisine at home with easy homemade burritos

Buy a tortilla and make homemade burritos. You will be delighted.
Buy a tortilla and make homemade burritos. You will be delighted.
Images source: © Adobe Stock | Sławomir Fajer

4:27 PM EDT, May 23, 2024

Can we only get good Mexican food on vacation in Tulum? Not at all! You can easily prepare a delicious and authentic burrito at home. Bring out the red beans, ground meat, and spices. It will be delicious — we promise you that!

Mexican cuisine has become a favorite around the world. It features everything we love: distinctive flavors, hearty mixes (even the soups are exceptionally filling!), and spicy seasonings. It's no wonder that, more and more often, instead of choosing pizza or Polish cuisine, we decide to order burritos, tacos, quesadillas, or enchiladas. Among these famous Mexican dishes, one product reigns supreme: tortillas. It's worth writing a few more essential words about them.

Although we are huge fans of corn tortillas, many people consider this variety the healthiest. Wheat flour tortillas are usually used to make traditional burritos. Where can you find them? No worries, it's the 21st century; you can buy them in any larger grocery store. Once you've got them, you can embark on a much-anticipated culinary journey to the land of mariachi and beautiful Gulf beaches. And, of course, burritos!

Homemade burrito like in Mexico

Ingredients:

  • 1.1 pounds of ground meat
  • 6 wheat flour tortillas
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 can of red beans
  • 1 red onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 chili pepper
  • 7-8.5 fl. oz. tomato passata
  • 2-3 tablespoons of spicy pepper paste (optional or add more chili)
  • Herbs: dried basil, coriander, oregano, savory (or use a ready-made Mexican seasoning blend)
  • A bit of sweet paprika
  • Salt, pepper
  • Oil for frying
  • 7 ounces yellow cheese, cubed
The best tortilla is the one made from corn flour.
The best tortilla is the one made from corn flour.© Canva

Method:

  1. Finely chop the chili, garlic, and onion. Sauté these ingredients in a small amount of preheated oil. Then add the ground meat—season with salt, pepper, sweet paprika, and herbs.
  2. After a few minutes of frying, add the drained beans and corn. After a moment, add the passata and pepper paste. Heat everything together for about 10 minutes.
  3. Grate the yellow cheese and sprinkle a little on each tortilla. Add the fried mixture and wrap the tortillas reasonably tightly.
  4. As a final step, grill the wrapped tortillas on each side in a grill pan. Now your Mexican feast is ready. Enjoy!
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