Tuesday, October 07, 2008

I'll bet you

that just as putting something on a stick makes it automatically better, putting something in a tortilla works the same magic.

I was never very much into tortillas growing up until I moved across the country. And then I met her:

Okay, so maybe I didn't meet her exactly, but I did get to experience tortillas hot off the press. It's kind of a gimmick at some restaurants around here. Little did I know as I bit into my first hot tortilla dripping with salsa and butter that it wouldn't be too long until I would be that woman. Years on that hot press with burn marks up and down my arms have made me into a tortilla snob. It's also made me a lot more careful with the numbers of tortillas I eat - the ones I used to eat EACH had 10g of fat. And no more butter on them!

Luckily I live close to my favorite Mexican restaurant of all times. It's a dive, but the line is always out the door and the tortillas are phenomenal. And as I said before - they are great for wrapping things in. Especially snacks! Joelen is hosting a Fall Snack Adventure and has asked for submissions of fun fall snacks. Well these are both one handed snacks that use my favorite tortillas! Two snacks in one blog post? I must really love you!

Barbeque Burrito
2 Tbsp butter
4 eggs
1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup barbeque sauce
2 flour tortillas

  1. Melt butter in skillet over medium heat. Beat eggs with fork and pour into skillet. Cook until almost done.
  2. Add cheese and onions and cook one minute more.
  3. Heat tortillas - if you have a gas range you can do what I do and heat them directly over the flame. Otherwise use a clean, dry skillet.
  4. Divide egg mixture between two tortillas.
  5. Equally divide barbeque sauce between two tortillas.
  6. Roll up the tortilla to create a burrito.
Serves 2.

Tortilla Dog
2 tortillas
2 hot dogs
barbeque sauce
cheddar cheese, shredded

  1. Spread tortillas with barbeque, ketchup, cheddar, and mustard to your liking. Thatboy likes his heavy on the ketchup and mustard. I prefer the barbeque.
  2. Place hotdog on one side of tortilla and roll that bad boy up. Wrap in paper towel.
  3. Microwave 1.5 minutes. Let hot dog sit for 1 minute before unwrapping and shoving in your face.
Serves 2.


  1. I agree. I love tortillas. Everything goes with tortillas.

  2. How about you doing a whole tutorial on tortillas??? I'd love to make these!

  3. I have never made homemade tortillas. I will have to try this.

  4. Love Love Love Tortillas! Was going to post soon how I make my own with burns on the side!

  5. My husband eats EVERYTHING with tortillas...including Thai red curry!

  6. My favorite part of a burrito / taco is the tortilla. Hee.

  7. I love tortillas...and bbq sauce!

  8. Yes! Everything is better in a tortilla. My maid of honor said in her toast that I had taught her that all sorts of things could be eaten with salsa in a tortilla.

  9. I could probably come up with a ton of things I'd eat in a tortilla. Yum.

  10. there is nothing like a homemade tortilla. slathered with butter.


  11. I had no idea some tortillas were so fattening. I suppose I choose to believe they aren't. Love the bbq burrito!

  12. Ohhhhh those homemade tortillas with butter and salsa....Ohhhhh I doooo love them. And I also use tortillas in lieu of bread often. Easy and efficient and tasty all in one.

  13. I have never heard of buttering tortillas! I am a corn tortilla person myself, but I agree with the gist of your statement. :)

  14. Oh I used to love the tortilla dog as a kid.