I just dragged myself away from the Kitchen Aid website. I dream of owning my own lovely Kitchen Aid stand mixer, and making all manner of things (especially yeast bread) with ease. The whisk! The flat beater! The dough hook!! Not to mention all the extra attachments you can get for it! Pasta maker? Juicer? Ice cream maker?! Grain mill?!?! It’s like a fully equipped kitchen in one appliance! Not to mention they last forever! I also dream of having a Kitchen Aid food processor, but I won’t get into that. I dream of high quality kitchen ware. *dreamy sigh*
Moving on, I have a great recipe for a speedy, but delicious dinner.
Now, I love love love Tex-mex and I love making tacos for dinner, but sometimes you need something different. This recipe is just as easy to whip together as tacos, but a great twist on your regular old taco/burrito dinner.
It’s like a burrito and a hamburger came together and had a love child. A really delicious love child.
You can use just beef for these or a mixture of beef and pork. I used a mixture of beef and pork, because that’s what I had on hand.
Mexican Burger Burritos (serves 2)
- 1 lb ground meat
- 4 burrito size flour tortillas
- 1/2 c. salsa (use your favorite)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. lime juice
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- dash salt and pepper
- 3/4 c. bread crumbs (I always use panko)
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into chunks
- 1/4 – 1/3 c. salsa
- 1/2 tsp. lime juice
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 c. shredded cheese
- 1 c. shredded lettuce
- In a large bowl combine ground meat, 1/2 c. salsa, egg, lime juice, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. If you have time, cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes to an hour. If you don’t have time, no worries. When ready to cook, add the bread crumbs and mix well.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine avacado, salsa, lime juice, and garlic powder, and mash everything together until the avocado has no lumps, and everything is well combined (note: you can substitute your favorite guacamole for this).
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Form the meat into four oblong-shaped patties, about 4 – 5 inches long and 1 1/2 – 2 inches wide, and add to the skillet. Cook for until browned on one side (4 – 5 minutes), then flip and continue cooking until browned on the other side and cooked through.
- On a heated tortilla (I usually just heat them on a really hot skillet for about 15 – 20 seconds on each side), spread 1/4 of the avocado mixture. On top of that, place 1/4 of the shredded cheese. Place one of the burger patties on top, and cover with some shredded lettuce. Wrap everything up into a burrito (fold the sides in first, then roll long-ways tucking in any loose corners along the way). Repeat until you have four burritos. Serve.
- Serve with extra salsa, sour cream, whatever floats your boat. Add your favorite Tex-mex side and you’re good to go!