The first thing I do when I make a burrito is toast the meat.
A burrito without meat can look like a chicken, pork or beef sandwich, but it’s really a blend of the three, with vegetables and spices added to give it the right flavor and texture.
Vegetables and spices come in a variety of shapes, but most of the time, I prefer to stick to what I know best.
And in a lot of cases, that’s what I get.
I know a lot about meat-free food.
I’ve cooked with it.
I’m a meat-obsessed Texan.
I like to cook and eat meat and dairy, and I’m often the one making the decisions about what I eat.
And so, with a burrito, the first thing is to toast the beef, which is usually a lot easier said than done.
I tend to skip the vegetables, but sometimes I’ll add them as well.
Here’s how to make your own veggie-filled burritojas from scratch.
Start with the ground beef: As soon as you toast the ground meat, put it in a small bowl.
I usually add some minced garlic, cumin and a pinch of salt, then mix it all up and add the toppings.
The rest of the ingredients are up to you, but a good rule of thumb is to add some red bell pepper, onion, jalapeño or some other pepper.
If you want a meaty burrito, you want to use beef.
The flavor of the beef should be intense, but if you add in veggies, it should still be flavorful and delicious.
Some people add a bit of sour cream to it, but that’s not necessary.
Add vegetables to the beef: Add the ground, cooked beef and the vegetables to a bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients.
If using ground meat in the burrito will take longer than usual, or you don’t have a big pot, you can make a roux to add in later.
Add spices to the burritas: Add a pinch or two of garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper, salt and a few other spices.
You can also add a dash of ground pepper.
The final step is to top the burries with fresh salsa, chopped avocado or even guacamole.
Bake them: Bake the burrios for about 10 minutes, turning them halfway through.
You want the beef to be done, so the meat needs to come off the bone, so it needs to be crispy.
It’s okay if the meat starts to fall apart as the burro cooks.
After the burrillas are done, flip them over and bake them for about another 10 minutes more.
Serve with your favorite taco sauce or sauce to finish the meal.
Garnish with a guac: Serve a burri-filled taco with guac (or a guayaba, which you can add to any burrito) on top, or drizzle some salsa over it.
They’re usually served with a side of salsa, too.
You could also serve a side salad with a tortilla with a green salsa on top.
The perfect veggie meal with a simple burrito.
And with the right toppings, you have something that you can eat in peace.