A Burrito is a flour Tortilla, folded and rolled to completely enclose any of several savory fillings, including shredded or chopped meat, refried beans, grated cheese, sour cream, lettuce etc. Burritos are one of the easiest Mexican recipes to make at home.
My hubs got me a packet of Tortillas the other day; and I had some Tenderloin Beef with me, so Beef Burrito it was. You wont believe me if I tell you how they did the vanishing trick in a jiffy….try them out and you will know what I mean……….
8-10 Flour Tortillas
Filling : 500 grams tenderloin beef, ginger/garlic paste -2 tablespoons, chilli powder- 1 tsp, 1 onion, pepper powder, garam-masala powder, 3 tablespoons curd, oil & salt to taste.
Cut the beef into longish strips. Wash and pat dry. Add ginger/garlic paste, chilly powder, pepper powder, garam-masala and curds and marinate for sometime. Take little oil in a non-stick vessel and when hot add the sliced onion – when it is just turning brown add the marinated beef and keep frying till oil separates from the masala. Sprinkle just a little water and fry for a further 5-10 minutes till the beef is tender and done. You should have a dryish dish by now. Set aside for use later.
Pepper/Onion : Cut 2-3 peppers (red, yellow and green) into strips. Cut onion into large slices. Take 1 tablespoon oil in a pan and sauté the sliced onion for 1 minute. Then add the sliced capsicum and sauté for a further one minutes. Sprinkle salt and white pepper and keep aside.
Sour Cream : 1 cup thick curd, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, ½ cup cream and salt to taste. Whisk all together and refrigerate till needed.
Warm the Tortillas on a hot pan or microwave. Keep them warm in a casserole.
To serve : Lay the warm tortilla on a flat surface and spread with beef filling in the center. Top with the salad and pepper/onions. Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of sour cream. Enclose the filling by overlapping the sides of the tortilla. Secure with a toothpick. Serve hot with extra sour cream, beef and salsa on the side.