Monday, August 3, 2009
this dish was supposed to be a burrito, but the type of tortillas i was using were teff flour tortillas, which are more appropriate for ethiopian cooking. my first burrito fell apart, i cussed a few times, then i had a huge light bulb go off above my head. what would a good midwesterner do? make a casserole! it is a widely known fact that us folks from the midwest thoroughly enjoy bastardizing a perfectly good meal by throwing it in a casserole dish and occasionally topping it with french's french fried onions. casseroles are the glue that keep potlucks alive and the tummies of the sick, mourning, and new parents full of goodness. you might think i'm joking, but i've seen people jailed for not fulfilling this quota.
so i spread some enchilada sauce on the bottom of a lightly oiled glass baking dish, layered some of the tortillas on top of that, put my burrito fillings of veggies, pintos, ground boca burgers, brown rice, and taco seasoning, and repeated the sauce, tortillas, and the rest of the beans and rice on top. covered that puppito with some foil and cooked for 45 at three-fiddy, then uncovered for about 10 minutes more. topped it all off with some chopped jalapenos and banana peppers and had a dyn-o-mite burrito casserole that i happily nommed for three days in a row-(the second day i had it twice). i was amazed that i didn't turn into a giant fart machine, and i found that to be an added bonus. the flavors were perfect. i accented the casserole with a little tofutti sour supreme, home made salsa, avocado slices, and of course the obligatory consumption of frank's red hot.
so the next time a regular recipe goes awry in your kitchen, ask yourself: WWJD? what would jewbacca do?
tell me about a happy accident. what happened?