Rockin’ and Rollin’ Burritos
One of my sons is an expert burrito maker. He worked for a well known taco joint where he spent many hours a day rolling a variety of burritos. I asked if he would help me whip up some ‘above average’ burritos for dinner tonight. He said, “It’s got to be my Jabberwocky Burritos with Chipotle Ranch Dressing.” I said, “I’m game. How do you make the sauce?” I am following his lead on this one. “We need some Tabasco Pepper Sauce with Chipotle” he tutors. And we can’t live without avocado.” It was great fun spending some kitchen cooking time with him because he has a quirky sense of humor and cracks jokes all the way through. But the best part, he rolls burritos like a pro, oh yeah, he is a pro. Enjoy and don’t worry about any of the sauce dripping down your chin or a few pieces of the insides dropping on your plate.
Recipe: Jabberwocky Burritos
Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 10 Minutes | Yield: 6 servings | Level: Easy
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 pkg taco seasoning
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 15 oz can Spicy Jalapeno Refried Beans
- 1 sliced avocado
- diced tomatoes
- grated cheese
- shredded lettuce
- chopped cilantro
- 6 10″ or 12″ flour tortillas
Cool Burrito Sauce
- 1/2 cup ranch dressing
- 1 tsp Chipotle Tabasco
1 Stir the ranch dressing and the Chipolte Tabasco together. Set aside.
2 Brown the ground beef in a skillet, about 5-7 minutes and drain off the excess fat. Sprinkle in a package of taco seasoning and slosh in the water. Stir and cook until most of the spicy liquid has absorbed into the meat, about 3 minutes.
4 To assemble, on a warmed tortilla, put a few tablespoons of beans covered with some seasoned meat, shredded lettuce, lots of diced tomatoes, a few slices of avocados, grated cheese and a little cilantro. Drizzle Chipotle Ranch sauce over all and roll up burrito style.
Regulate Spiciness – If you like a one alarm rather than two alarm burritos use plain refried beans.
Tortillas – Twelve inch tortillas are easier to roll if you can find them.
- Try other ingredients such as sliced scallions, diced cucumbers, shredded spinach, leftover rice or diced rotisserie chicken.
- Exchanged Spicy Jalapeno for plain refried beans.
Inspiration – Russell Bastian
Cook with Sauces
Written: by Helen Horton
Photographs: by Helen Horton
Updated: March 18, 2012