A Mexican classic
A Mexican classic

Beginner's Guide to Home Made Burritos

Burritos are one of the most versatile and convenient foods ever devised, with a choice of fillings as diverse as your stomach can handle. If you've only just discovered the joys of this Mexican classic, try this home recipe for a stack of customisable jumbo burritos guaranteed to satisfy the most ravenous appetite.

Ingredients
Flour tortillas (8 to 10 inch)
Meat (your choice, or vegetarian alternative)
Beans (refried or black)
Rice (Mexican, white or brown)
Cheese, shredded
Lettuce, chopped
Tomato, diced
Onions, chopped or grilled
Chilli, diced
Salsa
Sour cream
Guacamole

1. Prepare
The tortillas should be pre-heated, as this makes them easier to fold. Stack as many flour tortillas as you need and sprinkle with a few drops of water, then microwave for 20 seconds or wrap in foil and bake in the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius.

Prepare all the filling ingredients by cooking the meat and rice (if needed), chopping and dicing the chili and salad, and shredding the cheese.

2. Assemble
When the tortillas are heated and pliable, lay them out flat on aluminium foil and start to spoon the fillings in your preferred order, making sure to leave enough space at the edges for folding.

To make a classic burrito, first layer a bed of Mexican rice and add beans, your choice of meat, shredded cheese, equal portions of diced chili and tomato and a little onion. Top with a combination of salsa, sour cream and guacamole, with optional lettuce.

3. Fold
Fold two opposite edges in towards the centre to cover the filling, then roll the bottom edge until the top flap is no longer visible. You can insert toothpicks if needed to keep it secure. Wrap the burrito in foil ready for heating.

4. Cook
To bake in the oven, place on a baking tray with the seams facing down for 10 to 12 minutes at 180 degrees C. Burritos should only be cooked for as long as it takes to heat the filling and crisp the edges.

To heat on the stove, place the burritos in a skillet with the seams facing down and heat for 2 to 4 minutes, turning once until both sides are lightly browned. Top with any extra sauces or lettuce you desire and enjoy!

Healthy, authentic burritos in Coolangatta
Experience the authentic flavours of Mexico with burritos, fajitas, sangria and margaritas at Beach Burrito, newly opened at The Strand Coolangatta.

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