Saturday, September 24, 2011

Burritos with Homemade Tortillas

Hi there!
We are a couple living in Germany and we love to cook and even more
important: we loove to eat...! :)
We cook everything from salad to steak (which is very expensive here), from super Germanstyle (for him) to super Americanstyle (for her) long as we can find a way to fit some mjummy onions or delicious
garlic in it, the world is fine.
We thought it was time to put our recipes down in writing along with some photos. To begin we made burritos, starting with homemade tortillas.

For the tortillas we used:
4 Tbs Oil
300 gFlour
2 tsp Salt
150 ml Water
A bit more is also no problem due to the law that the first one never succeeds - our first tortilla got a V.I.P. place in the organic waste bag ;)
Having a tortilla press is also very handy if you know how to use it!

Mix the ingredients and kneed the dough until it is no longer sticky.

It should be able to easily be rolled into a ball such as this...

Let the ball of dough sit for 15-20 minutes while you prepare the ingredients for inside the burritos.

We used ground beef,
onion, bell pepper, corn, beans, tomato, and lettuce.

We cooked everything until it is soft and the ground beef was fully brown. We also added a ton of spices like basil, pepper, salt, and oregano.

While the insides are cooking it is time to press the dough.

A tortilla press is the easiest way to get round tortillas.

Because the press is so small, we like to start with the press and then use a rolling pin to
get thinner and larger tortillas. Don't worry if the tortilla dough is a bit sulkily and always tries to go back to his original position and size... we also fought with this problem. Our solution was to keep the dough next to the pan and throw the tortilla in as fast as possible. Making the tortilla bigger than you think it should be is also an awesome solution!

Cook the tortillas on a high heat with no oil. It
only takes about 2-3 minutes to brown on each side.

White wine, sour cream, hot peppers, and Mexican Cholula sauce complete the meal.

Enjoy the awesomeness of Mexico :P

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