It appears we are in the midst of a mad love affair. Not with wearing yoga pants or baking sourdough bread, but with the mighty burrito. In fact, 53% of Americans would prefer an awesome burrito over a hot date (according to TOP Data.)
Well, that says a lot. Possible colon abuse and bad gas is preferred over someone that’s potentially high-maintenance. You can dump a hot date, but you can’t dump your colon. Oh, wait…
Who knew burrito love was so intense?
With this is mind, let’s commit for life to burritos!
The Easiest Burrito Recipe
*recipe courtesy of The Seasoned Mom
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning mix
1 ½ cups refried beans (or 1 ½ cups drained and rinsed black beans)
¾ cup corn kernels
3 cups cooked rice (I like to use Uncle Ben's microwaveable Ready Rice for a quick option)
6 large (10-inch) flour tortillas (I like to use Mission brand "burrito size" tortillas)
1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
Optional garnish: finely diced red onion; lettuce; diced tomato or salsa; sour cream; fresh cilantro; avocado or guacamole
Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. Cook beef with taco seasoning mix, according to seasoning package instructions.
To prepare 1 burrito: spread ¼ cup beans down center of tortillas; top with ½ cup rice, beef, 2 tablespoons corn, and ¼ cup cheese. Fold in opposite sides of each tortilla, then roll up, burrito style. Place, seam-sides down, in prepared dish. Repeat with remaining ingredients to prepare 6 total burritos.
Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes (until heated through). If you are baking the burritos from the refrigerator while they’re still cold, it will take about 30-35 minutes for them to heat through.
Garlic is good. Find a person who digs garlic, and the two of you could sweat garlic together. Maybe that’s just our fantasy…
Garlic truly is good for us. It boosts immunity, decreases the risk of cancer, reduces inflammation and blood sugar, and protects your heart.
Oh, and it’s low in calories and adds some superb flavor.
Skip the breath mints, and dive into this delicious dish—courtesy of allrecipes (Terry Stirling)
Death By Garlic
½ cup olive oil
10 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 pound dry penne pasta
⅓ cup grated Romano cheese
Cook pasta according to directions. In a pan, brown garlic in oil. Add salt, pepper and parsley and remove from heat. Toss penne pasta with garlic mixture, red pepper flakes, Romano, cheese and serve.
The cracked Crack Wise Staff-- warriors of the Funformation Movement.