May 6, 2010
I’d bought some tortilla wraps weeks ago, and I hadn’t used them so I decided to try and make some burritos.
- Steak tips ($3.14 made 8 burritos)
- pack of sliced mushrooms
- 1 hot red pepper
- shredded mozarella cheese
- spinach (bag)
I chopped up the mushrooms, chopped the steak tips into smaller pieces and sliced the hot pepper into tiny pieces. I pan fried all of this at once.
Then I put some of the mozarella in the center of the tortillas and put a decent portion of the stir fry mix on top of the mozarella. I took the tortilla with all of this on it in the pan, then allowed it to heat until the cheese melted.
I took some of the spinach and put it on top of the cheese, peppers, mushrooms and steak then rolled it up into a burrito. I ate it with some guacamole and corn chips. Freakin delicious.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture.
May 6, 2010
I came up with this dish from a few random things I had in the fridge
The meat in there is chopped deer tenderloin. I chopped some mushrooms and stir fried the deer with the mushrooms. When that was done, I took it out of the pan, put some oil in the pan and sauteed some spinach.
A couple things to know about this meal:
- this is good with any red meat (and probably pork as well)
- a HUGE amount of spinach cooks down to a very small amount
May 5, 2010
If you noticed, my initial “about” page had something about making sandwiches being something to get tired of doing. After digging into this cooking gig some more, I’ve learned that I was an idiot about sandwich making. Sandwiches can be good but it really comes back (like most things in cooking) to the ingredients. You use good ingredients, your sandwiches will rock. You use crappy ingredients, your sandwiches will suck.
Here’s the enemy folks
Sliced brand name bread (and store brand bread for that matter) is the king of suck sandwiches. Want a stale bland piece of bread? Here’s your huckleberry, Wonder Bread!
Bread makes all the difference in the world. I’ve become a fan of going to the bakery section of the store and picking out whatever bread is on sale and using that for the week.
This week’s candidate was ciabatta bread. I was already familiar with ciabatta bread from Jack in the Box (see, Jack in the Box is good for something besides heart disease)
I’m also a big fan of using fresh veggies. The better looking veggies the better, and if you can buy them (or even grow them!) yourself, then all the better.
Here’s the sandwich I made last week:
That’s turkey breast, pepper jack, spinach and tomatoes. Good stuff!