Kenyan version of Burritos”.

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Burritos {Pronounced as boo-ritos} is a type of Mexican food, that consist of wheat flour tortillas wrapped or folded in a cylindrical form. Its super suitable for stuffed meals such as meat dishes as well as vegan leaving a  semi-opening at the top. The flour tortilla is usually lightly grilled or steamed, to soften it and make it more fold-able {if that’s a word}.

In the United States, burrito fillings generally include a combination of ingredients such as Mexican-style rice or plain rice, re-fried beans or beans, lettuce, salsa, meat, guacamole, cheese, and sour cream, and the size varies, but I did a hella” different version. Y’all know Kenyans love their MEAT.

“They can be eaten ANY time of the day. Have fun preparing it and never forget to “MAKE IT YOUR OWN”.

I have this thing” now a routine” every day before 4.00 pm, I should know what healthy meal I will be having for dinner. I had already made up my mind its going to be burritos, but the hustle I went through to get my hands of the “pita bread” or the wheat tortilla bread {Quite similar to chapatis, but salty and white}. I checked into every big Nakumatt, they dint have them. Panic mode almost took over. I decide to check them at the smallest super markets, luckily, I got myself two packets with five pieces in each.

FYI- if you leave around South C – you can totally get a bunch of them at “Green-Valley” super market near Mugoya Phase 4, and quite affordable, they are called Pita Bread.

How to make Minced beef burritos.

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Prep time: -5 mins   Cooking Time: 30 mins    Total Time: 35 mins.

Yields/ Serves – 2 pax

*Main Ingredients*

– 200 g of ground beef {or any other meat of choice}

– Pita bread

PITA BREAD

– Shredded cabbage

– 2 chopped onions

– 4 diced tomatoes

– 2 grated carrots

– 3 grated cloves of garlic

– 1/4 tsp of black pepper

– 1/4 tsp of chili flakes

-1/2 tsp of salt

1/4 tsp of paprika

1/4 tsp of coriander

– 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil

– skewer sticks or tooth picks

Method

  1. Heat a pot with 2 tsp of oil, add the one diced onion using medium heat, fry until soft and golden brown. Add in the grated garlic, mix for 20 secs, add the powdered ingredients as you stir.
  2. Add the tomatoes, and let it fry till it becomes mushy. Put the grounded beef and stir till all its all mixed up with the ingredients. Let it cook for 30 mins.

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  1. Take another pot with 2 tsp of oil and medium heat, add in onions fry until soft but not brown, put in the tomatoes and carrots stir as you add bits of powdered ingredients. Add in the shredded cabbage with carrots, mix it and let it steam fry for 5 mins and its ready.
  2. Check on the meat, when tasty and ready, place it aside.

GROUND BEEF

  1. Dry warming the bita bread using a pan for 2 mins each. When warm enough, plate the bread, place the cooked minced beef at the middle of the burrito {Add your toppings or stuffing}. Start to fold the width first, then the lengths for both sides, using your skewer sticks or tooth pick, pin it in the middle and leave one opening. Add a portion of the steamed cabbage.

burritos

 

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  1. Serve when ready.

Final outcome.

Wrapped Burritos

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Fruity Vanilla/strawberry Ice-cream Dessert

*Main Ingredients*

– 1 Scoop each of Vanilla-Strawberry ice-cream

– 2 diced Apples {1 green & 1 red}

– 1 Bunch of red grapes

– watermelon.

*Method*

  1. Add all the chopped /diced fruits into a bowl and mix well then chill them for 10 mins. Serve in fruit bowl and serve with Vanilla -strawberry ice-cream scoops.

Final Outcome:

Fruity ice-cream dessert

 

This was my dessert bowl.

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Love and Love

TD.

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Comments ( 5 )

  • Paul Kariuki

    mouth watering..
    In stead of pita bread, I have used, in past times, chapati, pancakes or the film left in the cooking pot after preparing ugali. now i know there’s such a thing as Pita bread.

    • Tastie Dine

      Edu-macation my dear. The great thing about using Pita bread, its thick enough to hold on the stuffings. Its just the best food to be eaten anytime of the day.

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