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Friday, November 21, 2008

Frito Burritos

Well, obviously I am not being very healthy lately with all these recipes I'm posting, but they are all so good! Do any of you remember getting the ever-so-delicious Frito Burrito from Taco Bell before they discontinued it? I have missed it every day since! I love Taco Bell, but they got major points deducted when they stopped serving this. So what did they go and make me do? Create my own frito burrito. I've heard people call it a "furrito" but that just sounds like something hairy that fell in your burrito. Not a pretty picture. I'll stick with good ole frito burrito for now.

Frito Casserole
Half bag Fritos
1 can chili with beans
2 tomatoes, diced (or canned)
half can red enchilada sauce
one small can tomato sauce
1 c.+ grated cheddar cheese

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, leaving some chips and cheese out for end. Place in small square greased baking dish. Sprinkle with chips and cheese. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees until warmed through and cheese is melted, about 30 minutes. Remove foil for the last 10 minutes of baking.

Enchilada Sauce:
If you do not have canned enchilada sauce, like I hardy do--here is a recipe for you.
1 c. chicken broth
2 T. chili powder
1 t. ground cumin
1 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. salt
1 pinch ground cinnamon
1/4 t. sugar
3 T. cold water
3 T. white flour

In a small sauce pan, add the chicken broth, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt, cinnamon, and sugar. Whisk everything well together. Heat to a boil, reduce heat to a low boil and cook for 3 minutes.

While the sauce is on a slow simmer, add the water in a small bowl. With another whisk (or fork), mix in 1 T. of flour at a time. Whisk constantly to avoid lumps.

After 3 minutes of cooking sauce, turn heat up to high. Very slowly, pour the flour mixture into the boiling sauce. Once again, whisk constantly to avoid those lumps. After the flour is added, continue to whisk for one more minute. You can turn the heat down too a medium during this time. Just make sure the sauce is boiling. Turn heat off and it is ready!

Burrito Time!
Scoop some of that yummy Frito gooey goodness into the middle of your tortilla. I like to use fresh or kind from CostCo you cook yourself. Sprinkle some chopped onion on top. Then sprinkle some cheddar cheese. Then add a few more very crunchy Fritos. And don't forget to top it all off with some nice hot sauce. And there you have it, a FRITO BURRITO!!

1 comment:

The Douglas & Lydia Stewart Clan said...

Wow- you are such an amazing cook- I'm beginning to wonder if that is all you do- but then I know it isn't... because there are a million more amazing things you are up to as well! Wow- it all looks so good. My husband is still talking about that salad at the ward party- is that on here? You're amazing!