Friday, November 6, 2009

Burritos and Doughnuts

Steak Burritos

These really hit the spot. We had them once for dinner last week and we've had them twice this week. The obsession started after a visit to Chipotle in Kansas City during a fun weekend with the girls. I love meals where each person can build their burrito exactly as they like it. Here's a list of what we like to put in ours:

Marinated and Grilled Steak, cut into bite-sized pieces (recipe below)
Black beans (a can of black beans, drained and rinsed, heated on the stovetop with a little bit of water)
My homemade canned salsa (yet to be blogged, hopefully forthcoming)
Sour cream (left at room temp for about an hour before serving, and thoroughly mixed until it's pourable)
Cilantro Lime Rice (recipe below)
Red peppers and onions sauteed in olive oil (fajita style)

Steak Marinade

Olive oil
Lime juice
Salt and Pepper
(I also used a Southwestern Steak Seasoning.)

Cilantro Lime Rice (supposed to be a copycat recipe from Chipotle)

1 teaspoon vegetable oil or butter
2 tsp. fresh cilantro
2/3 cup white basmati rice
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Lime

In a 2-quart heavy saucepan, heat oil or butter over low heat, stirring occasionally until melted. Add rice and lime juice, stir for 1 minute. Add water and salt, bring to a full rolling boil. At boiling, cover, turn down to simmer over low heat until rice is tender and the water is absorbed, about 25 minutes. Fluff rice with a fork.

Apple Cider Doughnuts

I know better than to make my own doughnuts, I really do. I just couldn't help myself on this particular day. It was almost like kismet. I had to take a last minute trip to Quincy, IL for some supplies for a church activity coming up and noticed a doughnut shop advertising apple cider doughnuts. I had never heard of such a thing and was intrigued. Then I came home and checked my favorite food blog, smitten kitchen, and she had just fried up the very same doughnuts just days before! It was meant to be. It's not like I really had a choice. I'll just link to her recipe since I didn't change a thing, although I kind of wished I had fried them in shortening instead of oil like she recommends. I didn't read that part until after I made them. Tasty! I liked them better dipped in cinnamon sugar than coated in the glaze. And not only did the whole family love them, but they were fun to make, too!


Sara said...

Wow, those burritos look SOOOOOOOOOOO good. I'm hungry now!!!

The last Unicorn said...

I think this is the perfect pregnancy meal! IT LOOKS SO YUMMY!

Erin said...

Oh, wow. These both looks soooo good.

Ashley said...

I KNOW! Where have apple cider doughnuts been all my life? The apple orchard here sells them, so, you know, the typical purchase is a bushel of apples and a bushel of doughnuts.

Eugie said...

Those burritos look so good...they are going on my menu for this week for sure! thanks!!

Deb said...

I came across your blog a long time ago, I think from Julie Tanner's. Anyways, it had been a long time since I peeked at it, and am now leaving a comment so I don't feel so blog stalkerish.... just wanted to tell you i love your blog! The food always looks amazing! Your family is adorable, and congrats on your pregnancy! hope you are feeling well....

(BTW, my memory sucks, I can't remember if we were ever at girls camp togther or something? I know we were in the same stake and all. I was in 6th ward, and went by Debbie Douglass back then).

Josh said...

I came to your site because we are eating pizza and rootbeer. Now I know what I am eating asap, that looks so good!

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