In the Snack of Time: Latin Recipes – Grilled Bacon Bean and Cheese Burrito! In some circles it’s called a Chimichanga.
When I elect to go for the gusto….there is no holding me back. Yes I love bacon, but more than that I heart a slab of beans and cheese smeared in a flour tortilla. Who doesn’t? This is a sneak peek of what goes down in my kitchen on those nights when I live to eat with no restraints….. that falls under the category of soothing my soul.
All photos taken by: Mando Lopez and Nicole Presley
Ingredients for bacon bean and cheese burrito:
a package of bacon
1 – chile de arbol
3 – cups beans de la olla (if you don’t have time to make a batch “Sun Vista” pinto beans works well)
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – cup grated jack cheese
1 – cup grated cheddar cheese
In a large pan over a medium flame, fry up your bacon till it is crisp and perfectly cooked. Then remove bacon from grease and dispose of half the grease.
Reserve the other half and while it’s still hot add the chile de arbol and beans. Allow for beans to heat stirring occasionally. Then add salt and with a potato masher start to smash beans to get a creamy consistency.
Next add jack cheese and cheddar cheese…. Mix well. Then crumble in bacon. Reserve a few slices on the side. Remove from flame.
Heat flour tortilla on each side over an open flame for 30 seconds on both sides. Then add 2 tablespoons of bean and cheese to the middle of the tortilla and add a slice of bacon to the center of the beans.
Fold in outer ends, then roll to close. Once you have your burrito/burritos rolled up heat a non stick pan over a medium flame and allow pan to get hot.
Place burrito in pan and grill on each side till tortilla is crisp.
Remove from flame and dig into HEAVEN! I eat mine all by itself or with sour cream, avocado, salsa or tapatio. Mmmmmmmm. Enjoy!