How to: Make homemade burritos / wraps

by Lala

Wraps or burritos are always a hit with us for midweek dinners. These are easy to make, pretty healthy and most importantly, fun to eat! This recipe is a very basic one, which you can adapt with fillings to suit your taste. For an even healthier option, you can use wholewheat tortillas instead of the plain flour ones. This recipe makes enough filling for 6 large burritos or 12 snack sized ones.

Ingredients for the meat filling.

Ingredients for the meat filling.

Ingredients

6 large or 12 small flour tortillas / wraps

500 grams lean beef mince

Half a medium onion

Half a green pepper

2 chopped tomatoes

1/4 teaspoon garlic

A couple of sprigs of oregano. Ours is fresh fresh from the garden.

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Salad ingredients

Half a cup grated or chopped cheeses of your choice

Salad greens of your choice:

I used Bright Lights spinach, large leaf parsley & spring onion from the garden.

Also added some store bought lettuce.

Cheeses and greens for the burrito wrap.

Cheeses and greens for the burrito wrap.

Method

Super simple stuff. Sautée the chopped onion, garlic and green pepper in a large saucepan until the onions are translucent. Add the meat and stir frequently until browned. Then add chopped tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, braai marinade and or seasonings. Cook on medium heat until the tomatoes have dissolved into the sauce, then set aside.

Chop or tear the salad greens into a bowl. Smaller pieces are better, so that when you bite into the wrap, you don’t have trailing bits of greens between your mouth and the burrito, that are too large to eat in one bite. Warm up each tortilla for about 30 seconds in the microwave to soften before folding. Add the meat filling, top with greens and cheeses, then roll it up and enjoy!

Avoid over stuffing the wrap, which can make rolling it tricky.

Avoid over stuffing the wrap, which can make rolling it tricky.

Easy homemade burrito wrap, done and ready to eat.

Easy homemade burrito wrap, done and ready to eat.

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