Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I love tortillas! + Big Burger Ballyhoo 2007

I'll admit it - in college, I used to eat spaghetti in tortillas. What happier way exists to eat leftovers? Got me!

So imagine my joy in finding a (decently) healthy hamburger dinner in a tortilla? Puh-lease. Super-joy!

As you can see from the picture, I didn't get shredded pepper-jack, I just used sliced... and.. I think I added too much refried beans... but it made the broiled burger crunchy on the outside, which was nice. O, and of course, I over cilantro-ed it. I say, add/delete what you like, make it your own. :)

PS: At Lis's suggestion in the comments below, I have submitted this lovely burger wrap to Freya and Paul's:

Southwestern Beef & Bean Burger Wraps

12 ounces 93%-lean ground beef
1 cup refried beans
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapenos
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
1/2 cup prepared salsa
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
4 whole-wheat tortillas, warmed (see Tip)
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1/2 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese
1 lime, cut into 4 wedges

Position oven rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler. Coat a broiler pan with cooking spray.
Gently combine ground beef, beans, cilantro and jalapenos in a medium bowl (do not overmix). Shape into four 5-by-2-inch oblong patties and place on the prepared pan.
Broil the patties until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 165°F, 12 to 14 minutes.

Meanwhile, mash together avocado, salsa and garlic powder in a small bowl.
Place tortillas on a clean work surface. Spread each with the guacamole, then sprinkle with lettuce and cheese. Top each with a burger and roll into a wrap.
Serve immediately, with lime wedges.

TIP: To warm tortillas: Wrap in foil; bake at 300°F until steaming, about 5 minutes. Or wrap in barely damp paper towels and microwave on High for 30 to 45 seconds.


Lis said...

This is such a unique recipe that you should submit it to Freya and Paul's Big Burger Ballyhoo hamburger event. =)

Thanks for the nice comment on my lil blog.. I've been enjoying reading your archives - I really like the recipes you've chosen - great job, keep it up! =))


Freya and Paul said...

What a fun and diverse blog! Now, I'm not saying that I'm going to judge this competition subjectively, but you sure have come up with a recipe that pushes all my buttons. Even Freya, who hates burgers, is salivating over this one.

Thanks for the entry and keep up the good work. Good luck with ballyhoo!