5.31.2010

Calypso Burritos

Burritos are an old standby at our humble abode. If I can't think of what to fix for dinner or if we are in a time crunch to get something on the table and then into our hungry tummies, we go for burritos. Sometimes, however, we get a tad bored with the same old, same old burritos and long for something more.

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These Calypso Burritos are bursting with that something more.

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With the addition of zucchini, carrot, roasted corn, fire-roasted tomatoes and cilantro, they really pop with fantastic flavor and texture. They are a nice break out from the ordinary, which is almost always a good thing!

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Calypso Burritos
adapted from Taste of Home more fast fixes with mixes

serves 8

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2 small zucchini, shredded
2 medium carrots, shredded
1 tbsp canola oil
1/2 lb ground turkey, crumbled and browned (the original recipe didn't call for this)
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups roasted corn
3/4 cup fire-roasted diced tomatoes
2 tbsp taco seasoning
2 tsp ground cumin
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 chopped fresh cilantro
8 large flour tortillas, warmed

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the zucchini and carrot in the tbsp of oil, stirring until tender. Stir in the meat, beans, corn, tomatoes, taco seasoning and cumin. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat. Stir in cheese and cilantro. Spoon about 2/3 cup of bean mixture onto a warm tortilla. Wrap tightly, brown on a warm griddle and cut in 1/2 if desired.

Serve with sour cream and hot sauce if desired.

Give these a shot, I think you'll really enjoy them! ;)

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45 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

These look so yummy with so many fresh ingredients! A great combination of flavours.
I must make some too.

scrappysue said...

i think i'm going to have to make this one kim - or get my girls to!

veganfoody said...

Mmm. these look delicious. I would miss out the turkey though, like in the original recipe. The beans will give a satifying, meaty texture to the dish without adding anything else.

Bo said...

I like all the veggies in these.

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

I'll skip the turkey and make these for my best friend who's a vegetarian! They look amazing and I love anything that calls for roasted corn.

dinnersanddreams said...

Beautiful burritos! I miss having one.

pigpigscorner said...

The filling looks and sounds so yummy!

Joanne said...

These burritos sound seriously awesome! So many veggies and so much flavor. I don't know if my tastebuds could handle it!

bellini valli said...

Everything is roasted and scrummy un this dish Kim.

Claudia said...

I love adding vegetables to everything. Will be doing this - they are just jam-packed with goodies.

TKW said...

These look hearty AND healthy--what's not to like about that? Looks like a winner!

Ambika said...

Yummy!!! I love this burrito topped with tomatillo-jalapeno salsa verde!!

A Year on the Grill said...

good enough to eat... love the ingredients, so would certainly give these a try

Pam said...

Burritos are often on the menu in our home too. These calypso burritos look terrific!

Hope to meet you at the Farmer's Market sometime this summer.

Randi Troxell said...

ooo these look wonderful.. kinda remind me of the spring rolls at ruby tuesdays... but better of course!!!

Julie said...

They sounds just super!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Those burritos look gorgeous! That is a delicious filling.

Cheers,

Rosa

Erin said...

These sound delicious! I like all of the yummy veggies in them!

teresa said...

mmm, what a delicious and healthy spin on the burrito!

Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes said...

Those look great! Lately salads have been my go-to weeknight meal, but maybe I should consider a burrito to switch it up! Great blog. xxSAS

Juliana said...

Wow, what a great looking burrito...I love the idea of having everything in it! One meal dish :-)

Kim said...

This is a might fine looking burrito! I think reading this post has given me a craving ;-)

Megan said...

These look and sound a lot better than the tacos I threw together tonight with a package of ground beef and some taco seasoning! Love all the veggies in there.

Faith said...

Your kiddies are so lucky -- I wish my mom made stuff like this when I was a kid! These look super healthy and delicious, Kim.

Krista said...

Um, YUM! And so healthy too! My kiddos probably wouldn't try them, but these would be a great way to get my husband to eat something healthy...and me too. Excellent recipe.

MaryMoh said...

Mmmm...I love it with so much filling there. I can imagine biting into it...must be so good!

Sook said...

WOW! The burritos look delicious!

Mary said...

Kim, these look and sound fantastic. I love how you've packed them with vegetables. I'm sure these would be a hit with all who eat them. Blessings...Mary

Heavenly Housewife said...

Yummy, these look delicious. I love the combination of spices you used.
*kisses* HH

Cathy said...

Great flavors in this burrito! Love this quick and easy dinner.

Fresh Local and Best said...

This is what I miss most about the west coast, those big meaty burritos that are loaded with fresh flavors.

marla {family fresh cooking} said...

Your Calypso burritos are a tasty and healthy full meal. Great for on the go meals too. xo

5 Star Foodie said...

These burritos sound outstanding with all the amazing flavors! Yum!

Jeannie said...

Mmmm...the fillings are bursting out! Looks delicious! Love the photos, they are so realistic.

Pam said...

Oh, this sounds great! Lots of good veggies!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

These are loaded with some of my favorite things! Totally delicious!

Gloria said...

Look nice and yummy Kim! gloria

tasteofbeirut said...

With these ingredients one can eat a burrito and not feel horribly guilty! You are making me hungry!

Chef E said...

I can eat these, since they are meatless for my week meals! These look so good! Burritos remind me of old westerns and Texas- oh and Clint Eastwood for some reason :)

sweetlife said...

great burritos, love all the veggies...yummy, my girls would enjoy these

sweetlife

cookies and cups said...

These sound amazing! I can't wait to make these...your site is really great!

Stella said...

Hey Kim, these look so good to me right now. I'm hungry, and I should not be staring at burritos. I must say these are pretty healthful though, so maybe I should be staring at your burritos. Ooh, that sounded weird (smile).

Kristin said...

That must be one awesome taste explosion!

Monica said...

It never seems to matter that I have already eaten dinner ... once I read your latest blog post, I am hungry all over again.

Sophie said...

Hello Kim!

Brussels calling!! What a delightful meal!!
What a fantastic flavour explotion that must give in the mouth,..;bite after bite,...MMMMMMMMMMM!

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