I’ve lamented before about the lack of good Tex-Mex food outside of Texas. Even though Eric and I only lived there just over six months, we were completely spoiled by all the fabulous Tex-Mex food. Since we rarely eat out at that type of restaurant these days (what’s the use?), I’m always on the hunt for good recipes to satisfy our cravings for it. Thankfully, my friend Elly shares this love of Tex-Mex cuisine and has now given me another recipe to enjoy (here’s my previous favorite, also from her).
This recipe wins on so many levels. These burritos are loaded with the Tex-Mex flavor I always crave. Not only do they taste fantastic the day they’re made, they also make excellent leftovers (this is coming from someone who is generally wary of leftovers that have meat). The sauce is incredible. It’s creamy enough to offset the heat of the poblanos but retain the smokiness. Since the burritos are baked, the tops get nice and crisp and prevent them from becoming soggy even when loaded with sauce. If you want to change things up a bit, you can try these with ground chicken or turkey and pinto beans. I had considered making rice or some other side to go with these, and I’m actually glad I didn’t. They were a meal on their own, and not having a side meant I didn’t have to feel guilty for eating two.