Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tex-Mex Shrimp Burritos

So we needed lunch, and it needed to be easy. But everyone was sick of pb&j, we were out of tuna, and we were mac-n-cheesed out.

I looked around the kitchen and spied the can of enchilada sauce that Zak had left on the counter the other day asking what it was. And the lightbulb lit up! I knew what we were having!

So I gathered the rest of my ingredients:

2 lbs of frozen shrimp
1 lbs frozen mixed veggies
1 small can red enchilada sauce
1/2 cup sour cream
Cheddar cheese (optional)

First, thaw the shrimp, and drain the excess water. This is quick and easy with a collander and cool water.

After that, cook shrimp in a large skillet over med-high heat, until uniformly pink, approximately 8-10 min. Add enchilada sauce and frozen veggies. Stir to mix well. Bring to a simmer, and cook on med-low for another 10-15 minutes, or until veggies are tender. Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream until evenly mixed.

Allow mixture to cool and thicken for at least 5-10 minutes. 

Lay a burrito size tortilla on a plate. If desired spread a layer of preferred cheese in a circle in the middle of the tortilla. (We do desire, and added plenty of cheddar!)

Spoon approximately 1/3 cup of filling down the center of tortilla on top of the cheese. Fold one short end over filling. Next fold the other short end toward filling. Fold one side long-ways, tucking short ends under the long flap on each end. Then fold the other side long-ways or roll burrito over onto remaining flap. Place seam-side down on plate, and after resting a minute, the heat from the filling helps the sides soften and seal a little. I have found them to stay together better this way.

Eat and enjoy!

Salsa would compliment this nicely.  And the whole meal took about 45 minutes to prepare, including filling and folding the burritos. But I cook slowly and had many interruptions,  so you may be able to streamline and get the whole meal done in under 30 minutes!

We got about eight burritos from this recipe.  And had a bit of filling left over that was eaten alone, like a stew. And they were delicious!