When I got home from work on Friday, I could not wait to try this recipe out! After I finished making the red bean version of these burritos, I offered some to Chris and his friend.
Me: “Chris, do you guys want some burritos? They just came out of the oven.”
Chris: “Bry, do you want any of those sweet potato burritos?”
Bryan: “Nah, I’m good.”
Chris: “Nah, we’re good.”
Me: “They’re not the sweet potato ones, but they are made from a recipe that I got from Branny’s website.”
Chris: “Different Branny burritos? Now I’m curious. Bry, they are different ones from the same girl. Can you bring two out?”
This tells me two things:
- Chris trusts Branny’s cooking more than mine.
- Chris really is always up for a burrito.
When I brought the burritos out, I warned the guys that they were not ‘Mexican-y’ burritos. Maybe it is just the addition of Sweet Thai Chili Sauce, but these almost make me feel like this is what you would get if you if you ordered a burrito in Southeast Aisa. Kind of like Indian food in Japan, California pizza, or any other foreign flavor that has been adapted to the local ingredients and flavors.
Anyway, these were amazing. We somehow devoured ten of the turkey and red bean burritos that I made on Friday in time for me to make ten more of the turkey and lentil variety on Sunday. Thirty-six hours later, there is only one lonely burrito left in our refrigerator. Needless to say, I plan to try out a tofu and red bean version sometime soon!
This burrito does not photograph particularly well, but it tastes great!
- 140 g (dry) red beans or lentils (about 1 cup dry or 1 can)
- 8 oz. lean ground turkey
- 1 3/4 cup (1 can) diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup red wine
- 3 tbsp Sweet Thai Chili Sauce
- 1 onions, chopped
- 2 tbsp garlic, minced
- 1/4 green bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1 large apple (I used a Fuji), finely chopped
- 60 g raisins (about 1/2 cup)
- 4 scallions, chopped finely
- 4 egg whites (scrambled)
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 10 wheat tortilla
- Cook red beans or lentils until tender.
- Sautee ground turkey and chopped onion in a large skillet until the turkey is browned.
- Add tomatoes, wine, Sweet Thai Chili Sauce, green pepper, garlic, apple, raisins, salt, and pepper and simmer for several minutes.
- Scramble 4 egg whites.
- Add scallions and egg whites.
- Continue to simmer until the mixture is dry enough to stuff a burrito with.
- Stuff burritos.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Servings ~ 10 burritos
Calories (using lentils) ~ 240, Fat ~ 6 g, Carbohydrates ~ 33 g, Protein ~ 19 g