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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Cheesy Beef Burrito in a pan : Mexican style mid-week Low Carb meal

The history for the cheese burrito and its relatives dates back to Aztec civilizations. The first burrito-like foods were traced to these native Mexican peoples along with the Pueblos. In modern Mexico, burritos are served in restaurants and at road stands. Most varieties sold in Mexico, however, contain meat. As the food became a popular fixture in the cuisines of other nations, the exclusive cheese burrito soon gained popularity. This quick and easy one pot (mexican style) meal goes great with Mexican cauliflower rice or low-carb tortillas


Ingredients
Serves Four
7g carbs per serving

1 lb / 450g ground beef*
2⁄3 cup / 150ml water
4 tbsp. taco seasoning
½ cup / 60g sharp (mature) cheddar cheese, shredded (grated)
e.g. Monterey jack cheese or cheddar cheese
½ cup / 125ml sour cream
¼ cup / 30g olives, sliced
¼ cup / 30g tomatoes, diced
1 avocado, cubed
1 scallion, (spring onion) sliced, for garnish

1 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish

* use ground turkey, chicken or pork if preferred 
Instructions
can be found here

Why not have a Mexican style mid-week meal!

Did you know ... Cilantro is a herb with wide delicate lacy green leaves and a pungent flavour. The seed of the cilantro plant is known as coriander. Although cilantro and coriander come from the same plant, their flavours are very different and cannot be substituted for each other. (Some countries refer to the cilantro as coriander, so any references to "fresh coriander" or "coriander leaves" refer to cilantro.) It can be easily confused with flat-leaf parsley in appearance, so be sure to sniff carefully. Look for a bunch with un-wilted leaves in medium green. Found fresh year round in most markets.

More information about Cilantro here

We bring a variety of recipe ideas to this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

25 comments:

Miss Val's Creations said...

Burritos are delicious! Mexican style food is the only cuisine I like cilantro with. It has such unique flavor.

Christine said...

looks so good!

CJ Kennedy said...

I'd rather use parsley as I think cilantro tastes like soap :-D

Valerie-Jael said...

I can almost smell it! Valerie

Elephant's Child said...

I loathe cilantro. The seeds are fine (and I use them whole and ground). The leaf? bleah.

Chatty Crone said...

Not too crazy about cilantro myself. I would use parsley too.

Tom said...

...looks yummy!

Martha said...

Looks and sounds so delicious!

William Kendall said...

I have no idea if I have ever had cilantro.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Never tried cilantro. But I do love olives, and ground beef, so we might try this recipe.

God bless.

dellgirl said...

I love, love, love burritos! And, your quick and easy one pot burrito meal sounds perfect for this seriously "hate-to-cook" food lover. I definitely will be trying this one out...one day...hopefully. LOLL

Thanks for sharing this deliciously yummy looking dish.

Wishing you a great Thursday!

bill burke said...

I love Mexican, Yummy!

My name is Erika. said...

That sure looks yummy. And I had forgotten about cilantro and coriander. I always learn so much stopping by.

Lorrie said...

If I had to choose one "ethnic" food to eat, it would be Mexican. I love it. And I love cilantro but my husband absolutely detests it! The dislike is supposedly genetic, and fairly common. Yummy looking burrito skillet.

Susan Kane said...

Our house is totally loving Mexican food.

Iris Flavia said...

And another receipe added to my list! Wee, that sounds very yummy!

mamasmercantile said...

Looks delicious. Must admit I hadn't realised the two herbs were different, I had presumed they were one and the same.

Jo said...

It looks delicious.

Sussi said...

Looks delicious!

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Looks good. Having tacos tomorrow night as usual 3 of the grandchildren are coming for the weekend..

George Pereira said...

coriander powder is commonly used in curries all over india. coriander leaves are more commonly used in the northern parts of india. i don't like the smell of coriander leaves. it tastes bad too.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am so hungry for the flavors of Mexican food! Thanks for the recipe!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

mmmmmmmmm

sandy said...

I would definitely eat this. The flavors sound great.

Lisabella Russo said...

That looks really good! I would try it with a meat substitute, but the flavor combinations look yummy.