Monday, October 10, 2011

Caribbean Burritos


So cooking isn't really my thing...

...there are just SO many other things I'd rather do with my time, but we gotta eat, right?  Every now and then I make a little something that surprises me and I feel compelled to share for all you other poor souls who feel lost in the galley.  If you're paying close attention you will realize I pretty much use the same few ingredients in every dish I make.  What can I say? Progress is slow around here.

Fancy making Caribbean burritos? Read on!

Ingredients:
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 large tomato 
  • 1 large ripe (yellow) plantain (Substitute: 1 ripe banana)
  • 1 small bunch of shadow benny (Substitute: cilantro)
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of butter (to fry plantains)
  • 1 tablespoon of oil (to fry onions, tomatos)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dash of hot sauce of your choice
  • 2 roti skins (we can buy them pre-made here which is wonderful)
Directions:
  1. Dice onions, tomatos, and cut plantains in slices that are 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Heat oil in skillet, fry onions and tomatos (together) on high for about 8 minutes.
  3. Add black beans, stirring frequently.  Add spices.  Stir.
  4. Chop up a generous amount of shadow benny and add half to the bean mixture, stir.
  5. Heat butter in another skillet, add the sliced plantains.  Fry on either side on med/high heat until browned on both sides (about 4-5 minutes per side, but watch closely).
  6. Heat up the roti skins, and fill with beans, topping with fried plantains and sprinkle with diced shadow benny and a dash of hot sauce.
Bon appetite! Both sweet and savory (and healthy to boot!), Caribbean burritos are DELISH!

Love,
Brittany & Scott

3 comments:

Lisa Patterson said...

ummm, sounds delish! will probably be making these this week! thanks for the recipe! i'm always looking for new vegetarian recipes!

Windtraveler said...

@Lisa!! Hi lovely! I hope you enjoy - let me know how they turn out for you! Much love beautiful xoxox

Lisa Patterson said...

Update... I just made these bad boys and there were fantastical! All four of us give a 2 thumbs up (so I guess that would actually be 8 thumbs up?) I rolled up some non-circular tortillas (I never can get those to look like real one) and the only thing that was missing was the Caribbean scenery!
Thanks again for the recipe... love and hugs!

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