Cooking 101 with Selema: An easy burrito

Burritos, Burritos, Burritos and Burritos! Let’s make some pretty easy burritos. These are nice because it doesn’t take a lot to make and since you can put other stuff in it, they make some pretty easy leftovers. 

Here is what we are making and the ingredients you can add to it. Feel free to add more stuff to it, but I’m only teaching the necessities. 

  • Ground beef or thin cut steak. Let’s just say I made this (I did) and used a 16-ounce pack of ground beef. 
  • Potatoes. Two small-ish potatoes made a pretty good amount. 
  • Tortillas 
  • A pan with a lid or something that fits quite well, which does not let out a lot of steam. 
  • Extra add ins: 
  • Limes (a must) 
  • Cheese (also a must) 
  • Avocado/guacamole 
  • Sour cream 
  • Eggs 
  • Onions 
  • Green chile 
  • Bell peppers 
  • Beans your boyfriend’s mom gave you 
  • Use your imagination 

Once you’ve bought all the ingredients slash went through your fridge and decided what wasn’t bad and what could be put in a burrito, get your beef and potatoes ready. 

If you opted to get thin steaks, you must cut them into little square shaped pieces. So, into strips and then cut those into small pieces. Now wash your potatoes. There’s no need to peel them if you don’t want to. 

You want to cut them into small squares. Like okay, cut it in half lengthwise, then that again with each half into quarters, make sense? Now cut it in half vertically, buncha long French fry looking things. Then cut them into small cubes. If you don’t understand then here’s a link and it has videos and words. It is a little different than what I described, but same thing.  

So back to the meat, turn it on a medium heat and season it as you want. With your spatula (or whatever non-metal thing you want to mix it with) mix the meat around and chop up the slab of ground beef being sure to get the seasonings all over. Yummy—let that cook. 

When it’s just about done, and there’s a bunch of um, juice, you can throw the potatoes in, mix them in nicely and cover the pan and put it on low. Mix it every couple of minutes so that nothing can stick to the bottom. Don’t let it get dry. If it seems like it is getting dry you can put some water in the pan, like a quarter cup at most at a time. You are basically steaming the potatoes. You might need to add more seasoning but give it a few minutes before you try it then decide. 

After a while, the potatoes will be nice and soft and then everything will be done and you can set it aside. Then, warm up the tortilla and put the lime on it (I have a thing for limes, gotta keep scurvy away, ya’ know) and make a nice burrito. 

Enjoy my friends. 

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