Is it a burrito??? Is it Enchiladas??? The answer is its a mix of both but you can pick and choose to make it in different ways with the basics I used in this recipe like the GREEN TOMATILLO ENCHILADA SAUCE and the REFRIED BEANS. So the other day I ended up getting some great TOMATILLOS and I was thinking of making something like a curry with it but then I also had lot of tortillas to use up, so I experimented with making the ENCHILADA SAUCE.
The minute I tasted it I was reminded of ENCHILADA SUIZAS from On the Border which are my favorite from the restaurant menu. Even though I wasn't sure how it would taste it with beans as it's best combined with chicken the mix of everything turned out pretty darn good and restaurant quality. I also have planned a version of green curry chicken soon with little variations on the GREEN TOMATILLO SAUCE so I will put it out once I get some good quality chicken.
So the recipe is a bit time consuming considering cooking the beans and sauce but once its done all you have to do it just put it together and heat it up and done. This will also make a great MAKE AHEAD or MEAL PREP recipe as the sauce and will beans will easily stay in fridge for a week. You can also freeze this sauce for upto 3 weeks and use it up when you need it, just freeze it in a plastic container or silicone container and move it to regular fridge a day ahead which will result in automatic defrosting without it becoming watery.
I used GOYA pink beans bag which is 1 lb soaked it overnight and then pressure cooked the beans till they are super soft to mash. The BEANS quantity would be good enough to make 20-25 Enchiladas, and the sauce would be enough to cover these enchiladas if you are making it all in a tray. However, if you don't want the same quantity you can easily use half the beans and it will enough for half serving size. You can also make some WHITE MEXICAN RICE WITH SOME CORN and use it as a SIDE along with some chips, salsa and guacamole, EVERYTHING you need for a MEXICAN NIGHT DONE RIGHT. In addition, you can also use some cooked shredded chicken and season it the same way i seasoned the beans for this recipe if you don't like beans.
So without further delays here is presenting to you the recipe and ingredient list for my 'BURRO-CHILADAS'. Don't forget to post your recreations on INSTAGRAM and tag me @spicendiced when you do.
Prep Time: 45 Mins l Cook Time: 45 Mins l Serves:10-15 Burrochilada small
1 Bag Mexican Blend Cheese( I used Taco bell)
Ortega Taco Sauce ( as needed)
2 Cups finely chopped red onions, green & red pepper
2 Jalapenos sliced fine
Some corn Kernels to Garnish
Chi-Chi's Flour Tortilla Medium Sized (Taco Style-12 0z)
For Refried Beans-
Goya 1 lb Pink beans
5 Tablespoon Taco Seasoning
1 Tablespoon Red Chili Flakes
1/2 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
4 Tablespoon Olive oil
*Soak the beans overnight or at least for 4-5 hours and then pressure cook with little salt till they are super soft to mash.
*Once done Mash the beans till there are small chunks left and then add in all the dry spices and olive oil. Mix well and set aside.
For Green Tomatillo Sauce
7-8 Medium Sized Tomatillos
(remove dry leaves that they are covered in and wash & pat dry)
3 Large Poblano Peppers (remove seeds)
5 Cloves Garlic
1/2 Bunch Cilantro
1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
1 Teaspoon Cumin Powder
1/2 Large Red onion
*Chop the tomatillos, jalapenos, poblano peppers(remove seeds)onion and cilantro roughly. Chop the garlic small.
*In a CAST IRON SKILLET or PAN heat 5-6 Tablespoon Oil and let it heat up. Add in the chopped garlic and saute for a minute. Add in the rest of the ingredients and dry spices.
*Saute on medium flame and keep stirring in between. Cook till tomatillos are nice and mushy and paste like. Turn off flame and let it come to room temp.
*In a blender add in everything with 1 cup water and blend it into smooth fine gravy like sauce. You can add in half cup water first blend then add rest of the half to make it more thin. You can keep the consistency to your liking.
*In a plate take the tortilla add in the beans to your liking and roll it and place it upside down on the plate. Add the Green Sauce to your liking followed by some Ortega taco sauce and then add in the chopped veggies and cheese to your liking and heat it up in oven or microwave till cheese melts. SLIDE BELOW FOR PICS.
NOTES: You can also just make these as enchiladas by using green sauce and cheese on top or make it into burritos by switching it larger flour tortillas and add in the beans and veggies inside and then sauces on top or serve as side. You can also add in some mexican rice in your burritos or use it up on side to your liking. OR JUST MAKE EM into BURROCHILADAS like me. Serve hot and enjoy with some nice mango or strawberry margaritas.