Aug 23, 2018

Baci Burritos

by RidgeCrest Herbals

Baci Burritos

This filling can be used in a burrito as is, used as a stuffing, or my favorite is putting it in a tortilla with some egg and cheese on top. Make it in advance and warmed up as needed, if it can last that long at your house. Perfect for meal planning. 

2 cups chicken breasts cooked and diced
1 can black beans rinsed and drained
3 green onions, diced

1-2 cloves garlic, minced

1 bell pepper (I like to do half of two colors, yellow and green are tasty)

1/2 medium/small Yellow onion diced
1 8oz block cream cheese(softened)
1 can diced tomatoes, drained(fresh is even better)
1 6-8 oz can salsa Verde(more if you want to garnish your food when eating)
2 tsp cumin
1-2 cups sharp cheddar cheese(more or less depending on how much you want to put on each serving)
8 flour tortillas, you could even use giant cooked pasta shells and stuff them.

Cook, drain and dice enough chicken breast to make 2 cups.

Saute peppers and onion with a few dashes of olive oil. cook until onions start to look translucent, don't over cook them if you still want a crunch. approx 3-5 min on medium heat. When the onions are almost done add the garlic. Saute the garlic for 30-60 seconds, when the garlic starts to smell aromatic or starts to brown it is done(doesn't take long at all). Remove from heat and set aside. 

To make the filling, mix diced chicken, drained black beans, green onions, sauteed peppers &  onions, garlic, tomatoes, and cumin in a large mixing bowl. Thoroughly incorporate all the ingredients.

In a large saucepan on low-medium heat, mix the cream cheese,drained tomatoes and about half the salsa verde, only use enough to help things mix too much and it will make things soggy. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 
When thoroughly combined, add the chicken filling and mix until everything is coated well. 

You can now fill your cooked shells or tortillas and enjoy. Or put this in the fridge in a airtight container and enjoy over the next few days. Remember these make amazing breakfast burritos, as is or add some cooked egg and cheese for a super protein punch.