Thursday, March 3, 2011

wednesday night fiesta

robert and i really like mexican food. as proof, check out this picture of us at our engagement shower:
so last night, watching the sky turn from cerulean blue to amber gold outside my kitchen window, i wanted to pay homage to our shared love of this cuisine. and to be honest, i really just wanted to cheer my husband up. my stuck-inside-the-house-all-day sick puppy. he's feeling much better and is back to work today, but last night just called for a little something special.

so i did what every blogger does when she needs a fabulous recipe stat--i visited the pioneer woman.

and there i found it. cheesy, beefy burritos. guaranteed to be 100% beef, which is more than i can say about taco bell. it required a trip to the grocery store for tomato sauce, tortillas and beef. but as i was roaming the cold aisles during lunch, robert called me to see how my day was. and i was reconfirmed in my decision to spoil him a little.

i modified ree's recipe just a little, adding a little punch of flavor with the burrito fillings. inside the warm tortillas, i stuffed:

ground beef, seasoned with garlic powder, oregano, cumin and chopped onion, mixed with one can of mexican tomato sauce
refried beans heated with melted cheddar cheese
mexican rice
chopped green chiles
mexican salsa
sour cream


if you are vegetarian, these pictures might be a bit unsettling. however, this recipe would be equally fabulous without the meat. in fact, i dare say you wouldn't even miss it. but for me and my carnivorous husband, these truly hit the spot.

eat these tonight in front of the american idol results show, the office, or any other program of interest. these would be especially good on a monday night bachelor viewing.

because food like this--saucy, spicy, put-me-to-sleep-right-after-supper food, is meant to be shared. and holding hands with robert across our old wooden table, with pablo yapping at my heels for a bite and the microwave kitchen timer ringing behind me, i lifted up a prayer of thanksgiving to share this special time with my little family of boys. 

recipe found here.

22 comments:

mskanorado said...

Looks great!!

Lauren said...

yummy, i love p dub. i have made her grub for our anniversary before

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Those look awesome! I love that big sombrero!

Ana* said...

one word: delicious

Sarah said...

Mmmmmm. My husband and I enjoy a good fiesta as well. Looks Delish.

Grace said...

that sure looks yummy!i love that top pic of you and your husband with the sombreros. :)

ruthy ann said...

love the pioneer woman...and that recipe looks easy and yummy! adding to the list!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I'm not only a vegetarian, I'm a gluten-free vegetarian so it's always tricky for me but mexican food is one of my favorites! With beans, eggs, cheese, salsa, avocados and corn tortillas - you can do a lot :)

Thisisme. said...

Certainly looks scrummy, and good on you for looking after your Robert like that!

Diana Smith said...

Oh wow that food looks amazing! You look like such a great cook!!

Amber Blue Bird said...

i actually have this cookbook but havent made this recipe yet, it looks very tasty. I have made the mashed potato recipe and its delicious but oh so fattening

Christi said...

Yummy!!! Mexican food is my favorite. I long for soft, flour tortillas these days since I am on my gluten-free diet, but I'm sure I could do something nearly as yummy in taco form in corn tortillas.

becca said...

looks yummy

Mo Pie, Please said...

I am a vegetarian but this looks incredibly yummy! I bet it would be good with fake ground beef or fake chorizo, too. My husband is really good at seasoning fake meat to make it taste its best. Now I'm craving some cheesy "beefy" burritos!

Nicole said...

Oh my goodness! I was JUST on the train sitting next to this girl who was eating a huge burrito... and all I could think about for 25 minutes was how much I wanted to lean over and take a bite of it!!! I am SO loving this post!!! Those burritos look SO good!

Little Beachs said...

I am totally going to make these soon! I have been dying for a new yummy recipe!
Love your blog!

visiting.
www.thelittlebeachs.blogspot.com

Kristin - Mrs. Glasses said...

Yum! Homemade? Delicious! Fun!

Andrea said...

Uh, yummm! Please spoil your husband more often and blog the recipes. Ok thanks! Lovin the blog
pics-o-andrea

bethani said...

you had burritos last night for dinner too??? great minds think alike, thats for sure!!

Angel Perry said...

Oh that looks delish!

b. lee said...

muy bien * * adorable shower pic :D

Emily said...

Yum!I love Mexican foood! My aunt makes amazing enchiladas, I must try those soon!

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