Friday, 3 April 2015

"EASTER BUNNY" VEGGIE BURRITO / +VEGAN VERSION (EASTER MENU)


WIKI NOTE:  The word burrito means "little donkey" in Spanish. The name burrito as applied to the dish possibly derives from the appearance of bedrolls that donkeys carried.

The difference between a Burrito and a Taco is basically the shape. So a Burrito is a wheat flour tortilla wrapped or folded into a cylindrical shape to completely enclose the filling in contrast to a Taco, which is generally formed by simply folding a tortilla in half around a filling, leaving the semicircular perimeter open.

"EASTER BUNNY" VEGGIE BURRITO  

YOU WILL NEED:*vegan recipe
8 soft flour tortillas
REFRIED BEANS FILLING (approx. 4 units)
2 cups of drained red beans (approx. 400g)
1 cup of Oaxaca grated cheese, to taste /*vegan grated cheese
NOTE: If you don´t find Mexican cheese, you can use any kind of grated cheese.
1/4 red onion, to taste
3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
A pinch of salt
Chili chipotle sauce (optional)
NOTE:  The tortillas have to be soft, because it will be easy to blend them and make the rabbit hears.

LET´S COOK! 
1. Chop the onion to cook the refried beans. Heat a saucepan with vegetable oil. Fry the chopped onion untill transparent. Add the beans and a pinch of salt.
2. Smash everything with a masher/fork until it is pureed.
3. Put vegetable oil in a hot pan, fry the bean puree for about 5 minutes until it get thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
4. Put the filling of the refried beans in the middle of the tortilla leaving without filling the top of the tortilla.Put a layer of refried beans and other layer of grated cheese for the filling. Add chipotle chili sauce, to taste.
NOTE: Mix the refried beans with grated cheese to make a spreadable paste for the filling.
5. Fold the tortilla into a cylindrical shape to completely enclose the filling. Cut in the middle the top of the tortilla. Cut the top of the burrito without filling in half to make rabbit ears.
6. Fold the rabbit ears or keep it, to kids taste.
7. Brown the burritos in a hot saucepan without vegetable oil.
8. Remove from the saucepan. Decorate them.

  • LET'S MAKE THE EASTER RABBIT!
1. Rabbit face: black olives (eyes), tomate cherry (nose) and grated carrot (whiskers and hair).
2. Serve the burrito with salad:: flowers (carrot) and grass (rocket salad).

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