Yesterday we spent two and a half hours in the car running around trying to find the perfect house to buy. Not only did we do that but we also did that while dealing with a cranky, viagra search teething, cialis bored 15 month old. Needless to say I was exhausted when we got home. Then the hubby remembered we were out of cat food right it the middle of my food prep time and left to go get some. Seriously. I now understand all those parent cliches about time and forgetfulness… I am NOT laughing… ok, maybe just a little.

So I challenged myself to make a 15 minute dinner while running around after my crazy child, who loves to get into anything that even looks slightly forbidden. For those of you who know me, that’s pretty much never where I am at. I come from the school of if you slave over your food it tastes better. I don’t know why I feel this way. But after completing the challenge I’m sorta changing the way I think about quick dinners.

I even managed to grill the dinner and have it plated on the table when the hubby walked back in the door. Seriously guys. This. Never. Happens. I must be living in Bizzaro world. ( Hon, is that what it’s called in the Superman Comics?)

So anyways, here is my quick 15 minute sorta burrito Mexican food dish. Can you tell I need a better name. Any Mexican food aficionados that can help me out with this one? Until then, I will simply call this recipe Burritolicious.



For the sauce

1/2 cup Sour Cream ( I use Daisy)

1 can Mild Green Chiles

1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

3 Green Onions; rough chopped

2 sticks of Mozzarella String Cheese

( I’m sure Cotija cheese would be just as delicious, I just didn’t have any)

Salt; to taste

For the Burritos

Flour tortillas

Shredded Cheese

1 can Black Beans; rinsed

Avocado; sliced

Trader Joe’s Carne Asada

Grill Carne Asada according to package instructions. In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade, add the Sour Cream, Green Onions, String Cheese, Cayenne Pepper and Green Chiles. Blend until smooth. Add salt to taste. Set aside. Cut Avocado into slices, set aside. Once meat is done cooking, remove from grill and place on plate covered with foil, allow it to rest for 5-10 minutes. In the meantime, place tortillas on the grill and grill for 1-2 minutes per side until golder brown and slightly puffy. Move the tortillas to the top rack of grill, add 1/8-1/4 cup of shredded cheese on each and close the lid for 2-4 minutes to allow cheese to melt. While cheese is melting, cut up your Carne Asada.

Assemble your “burrito” by placing the Black Beans and Carne Adada on the melted cheese followed by the “crema” sauce, top with Avocado and dig in.

They are so good, that I was so busy eating them, I forgot to take a picture with the Avocado on top. Oops!


Happy Tasting!

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