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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Mexican Chilli Beef Burritos

Mexican Chilli Beef Burritos ~ Simple Food


Mexican Chilli Beef Burritos

The secret of a good chilli is in the method, one important part of the method is SLOW COOKING.

So the ingredients for the filling that goes into these burritos can be altered to your own personal taste, but if you want to maintain that gorgeous rich spicy taste don’t change the method.

Ingredients;

For 2 large burritos you will need

2 – Tortillas
Mexican Chilli Beef Burritos ~ Simple Food1 – Large Onion (finely chopped)
2 cloves – Garlic (crushed & chopped)
1 – Red Chilli (deseeded & chopped)
1 – Thumb sized piece of Ginger (crushed & chopped)
2 – Beef Sock Cubes
100 Gm – Tomato Paste
1 teaspoon – Paprika
½ teaspoon – Cumin
1 teaspoon – Chilli Powder
½ teaspoon Dried Coriander
2 teaspoon – Tomato Ketchup
1 small square – Chocolate (grated)
800 Gm – Good Quality Minced Beef
250 Ml – Red Wine
A little olive oil
Salt to taste

Method;

Put the minced beef in a pan, cover with water and bring to the boil to get rid of any excess fat.
Mexican Chilli Beef Burritos ~ Simple Food

After it has boiled drain it off and smash the mince up with a wooden spoon to get rid of any lumps.
Mexican Chilli Beef Burritos ~ Simple Food

Add the red wine to the minced beef, stir and simmer on a low heat for 30 minutes.

Mexican Chilli Beef Burritos ~ Simple Food

After 30 minutes heat a little olive oil in a pan and add the onion, red chilli, garlic and ginger.
Cook on a medium heat until sweated down and the onion becomes transparent. 
Mexican Chilli Beef Burritos ~ Simple Food

Then add the paprika, cumin, chilli powder and coriander then cook for a further 2 or3 minutes while stirring.
Mexican Chilli Beef Burritos ~ Simple Food

Then add the minced beef, tomato ketchup, tomato paste and chocolate, crumble in the stock cubes, stir well and leave on a low heat for 45 minutes stirring and tasting occasionally add salt to taste.
Mexican Chilli Beef Burritos ~ Simple Food

Make a cone with a tortilla and fill it with the gorgeous mixture.
Mexican Chilli Beef Burritos ~ Simple Food


This could also be the base for a quality chilli con carne, just add a can of tomatoes and a can of red kidney beans at the end and simmer for a further 15 minutes.


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