Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the bean burritos are so delightful!

I thought I could get some sympathy if I posted one of the recipes so you could see the sweat and pain I had to endure to make Papa Z his meal of choice from losing "The Bet". I must warn you, if you make this tasty dish everyone around may break out in song: "Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the bean burritos are so delightful, And since we've no place to go, Let us Eat! Let us Eat! Let us Eat!" The recipe was taken from Taste of Home.

Brisket 'n' Bean Burritos

1 fresh beef brisket (2 pounds)
1 cup chopped onion
3 bacon strips, diced
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
1/2 cup salsa
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
10 flour tortillas (10 inches), warmed

*Place brisket in a 5-quart slow cooker; top with onion and bacon. Combine the tomato sauce, pepper and salt; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low for 4 1/2 to 5 hours or until tender.
*In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the refried beans, salsa and chilies. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Remove meat from slow cooker; shred with two forks. Layer the bean mixture, meat and cheese off-center on each tortilla. Fold sides and ends over filling and roll up.

Zany thought of the day: I'm guessing you are sitting there asking yourself, "Mama Z, what is brisket?" Brisket is a beef cut taken from the breast section beneath the first five ribs, behind the foreshank. Make sure you remember that tidbit because I'm sure it will come in handy when playing trivia games with family around the holidays!

1 comment:

atara said...

That looks SO GOOD!