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5 Burrito Recipes That'll Make You Love Wraps for Lunch

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5 Burrito Recipes That'll Make You Love Wraps for Lunch
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There's a lot to love about a good old burrito – from whipping it up within minutes to carrying it around wherever you want. But perhaps its most noteworthy quality is that you can fill it up with pretty much anything, from meat to veggies. So, if you've been looking for ways to make lunchtime a tad more exciting, burritos should be at the top of your list. And since National Burrito Day(1) (April 7th) is right around the corner, we've rounded up five exciting burrito recipes to take lunchtime to a whole new level. So, are you ready to give soggy salads a rest?

1. Cheesy Bacon Burrito

Cheese and bacon are a classic (and often unexciting) combination. But this burrito recipe gives the tried-and-true combo a much-needed makeover as the ingredients share tortilla space with tomato salsa and fluffy eggs. The wrap is also super satisfying and will keep you full for hours.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, add the bacon along with ¼ cup of warm water and soak for 15 minutes. Once hydrated, drain the bacon bits in a colander and squeeze away excess liquid by slightly squeezing them with the back of a spoon. Then, add the olive oil to a skillet and heat over medium-low heat. Sautée the bacon for 3-4 minutes or until it's slightly charred. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  2. Crack the eggs, mix in the milk and pour the batter in the same skillet. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the batter is cooked through. Set aside.
  3. Warm the tortillas in a microwave for 30 seconds and layer the eggs, tomato salsa, and bacon. Wrap tightly and toast the burritos in the skillet for 1-2 minutes to crisp them up. Serve immediately or store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

2. Sweet Potato & Beef Burrito

While most wraps rely on meat to add richness to the mix, this burrito recipe uses the protein as a sidekick. Instead, it depends more on carbs (a.k.a. sweet potato) for flavor and calls for capers and sun-dried tomatoes for some good (zingy) measure.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Add the potatoes and beef to a bowl along with 3 cups of warm water. Soak for 15 minutes. Once hydrated, squeeze away excess liquid and set aside.
  2. Add the olive oil to a skillet and heat over medium-low heat. Sautée the potatoes and beef for 10 minutes or until fork-tender. Season with cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper, and remove from heat. Mash the mixture with the back of a fork until the potatoes are coarsely pureed.
  3. (Optional Step) Add the sun-dried tomatoes to a blender and blitz until you have a thick paste. Mix in the potato-beef mixture.
  4. Warm the tortillas in a microwave for 30 seconds and layer the potato-beef mash, capers, and sour cream. Wrap tightly and toast the burritos in the skillet for 1-2 minutes to crisp them up. Serve immediately or store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

3. Chicken & Broccoli Burrito

Textured Soy Protein (TSP) chicken and broccoli are the stars of this burrito. But the recipe also calls for other delicious ingredients (see sour cream and mozzarella), which make the dish far more indulgent. For a lighter take on the treat, you can sub sour cream for plain yogurt or low-fat cream cheese.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Add the broccoli and chicken bits to a bowl along with 3 cups of warm water. Soak for 15 minutes. Once hydrated, squeeze away excess liquid and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Sautée the chicken bits and broccoli for 12 minutes or until fork-tender. Set aside.
  3. Warm the tortillas in a microwave for 30 seconds and layer the chicken-broccoli mix, mozzarella cheese, and sour cream. Wrap tightly and toast the burritos in the skillet for 1-2 minutes to crisp them up. Serve immediately or store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

4. Pizza Burrito

Wrapped in a flour tortilla and stuffed with tomato sauce, cheese, and sausage, this burrito recipe combines two beloved take-out treats in one delicious meal. When you feel like trying something new, you can easily swap sausage for bacon.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Add the sausage bits to a bowl along with 2 cups of warm water. Soak for 15 minutes. Once hydrated, squeeze away excess liquid and set aside.
  2. In a skillet, add the olive oil and heat over medium-low heat. Cook the beef for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Season with oregano, salt, and pepper and stir in the cheese. Cook for another 1-2 minutes until the cheese melts. Make sure to stir continuously so that the mixture doesn't stick to the bottom of the skillet.
  3. Warm the tortillas in a microwave for 30 seconds and layer the tomato sauce and sausage-cheese mixture. Top with some extra cheese, if desired. Wrap tightly and toast the burritos in the skillet for 1-2 minutes to crisp them up. Serve immediately or store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

5. Mushroom & Blue Cheese Burrito

In this rich vegetarian take, burritos swap meat for mushrooms, which pair great with a savory blend of blue cheese and garlic. The cheese also adds a salty/tangy flavor to the mix, making the wrap even more irresistible.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Add the mushrooms to a bowl along with 2 cups of warm water. Soak for 15 minutes. Squeeze away excess liquid and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, add the beans to a pot and fill it with water until covered. Cook on medium-low for 30 minutes or until fork-tender. Remove from the water and set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat and pour in the milk. Stir in the flour and keep stirring for 3-4 minutes. Add the blue cheese and mushrooms and cook for 2 more minutes or until the sauce thickens. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic; remove from the heat; and set aside.
  4. Warm the tortillas in a microwave for 30 seconds and fill them with the mushroom-blue cheese mixture. Wrap tightly and toast the burritos in the skillet for 1-2 minutes to crisp them up. Serve immediately.

So, are you looking forward to National Burrito Day? Which burrito recipes will you make for the occasion? Let us know in the comment section down below!

References:

  1. https://nationaltoday.com/national-burrito-day/
  2. https://thaicaliente.com/bacon-egg-and-cheese-burritos/
  3. https://hurrythefoodup.com/sweet-potato-burritos/
  4. https://chefjulieyoon.com/2011/10/chicken-and-broccoli-burrito/#recipe
  5. https://momswhosave.com/pizza-burritos
  6. https://laantojadera.com/en/receta/snack/mushroom_burrito_with_cheese/465

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