Monday, November 19, 2007

The Potluck

Last week we had a few close friends over for a potluck. Everyone brought dishes to share. I found a recipe on one of my favorite blogs Leslie from the blog had invited a number of college students over and cooked these great burritos and I was inspired. They were quick easy and quite good. Our potluck was like a Mexican Fiesta. Teresa brought taco dip, Nathan and JP brought pie, ice cream and some bread and parm for a pre dinner snack. I provided guac, chips and salsa, sour cream and of course the burritos. They were a hot.
Diego getting ready to eat!
Chicken and White Bean Burritos

1 rotisserie chicken, chopped into small cubes
1 cans white beans, drained and rinsed
1 block of cream cheese, softened
Salsa verde:
1 can green enchilada sauce
1 small can green chillies
6 cloves garlic
3 cups onions

1. Place the green enchilada sauce, green chilies, garlic and onions in the blender and blend away.
2. Mix the chicken, beans, cream cheese and 1.5 cups of the green stuff together.
3. Roll as per beef burritos.
4. To bake, top with the rest of the green stuff, and a bit of cheese. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.
Black Bean Burritos

1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1cup frozen corn
1 red pepper, chopped
1 cans black beans
1 can red enchilada sauce
1 T cumin
1 t oregano
a few shakes of chili powder
hot sauce
3-4 T olive oil

1. In a large pot (6 qt!), heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook until softening. Add the corn and peppers.
2. Add the beans and enchilada sauce and spices. Continue to cook until almost all of the liquid has evaporated (if your filling is liquidity, you will have soggy, watery burritos....gross).
3. Wait for your filling to cool and stuff burritos.
4. To bake, top with more red enchilada sauce, and then cheese. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.

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