Burrito 911: San Francisco Style (recipe)

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Burrito 911: San Francisco
If this burrito recipe can prevent just one burrito emergency… eventually… it will all be worth it.

Ingredients for Average Betty’s Burrito 911: San Francisco Style
Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
For the Rice:
1/2 cup white rice
1 tsp canola oil
3/4 – 1 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 tbsp favorite salsa

Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
For the Pico de gallo:
1/2 – 3/4 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1 tbsp diced jalapeno
few squeezes of fresh lime
dash salt
few cracks of pepper

Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
For each Burrito:
1 burrito sized flour tortilla
3 – 4 tbsp shredded cheese (Monterey Jack & Cheddar)
1/2 cup chopped grilled chicken
2 tbsp pico de gallo
2 tbsp rice
2 tbsp black beans (drained)

Mark my words!

Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
Add 1 tsp canola oil to a saucepan over medium-high heat.
Add rice, low sodium chicken broth and salsa.

Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
Bring mixture to a boil. Stir and cover. Turn the heat down to low and allow to cook for 17 minutes. Do not lift the lid or stir during cooking. Makes 1 1/2 cups rice.

Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
Chop onion, tomato, cilantro leaves and jalapeno. Stir together and add lime, a dash of salt and a few cracks of black pepper to make pico de gallo. Makes about 1 cup pico de gallo.

To assemble the burrito:

Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
Slightly dampen tortilla with water.

Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
Start with a layer of shredded cheese.

Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
Add a layer of chicken.

Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
Top with pico de gallo.

Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
Add layer of rice.

Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
Top with black beans.

Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
Finish with another layer of shredded cheese.

Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
With damp hands, carefully fold over the sides.

Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
Tucking as you roll.

Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
That looks like a burrito right there!

Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
Place on a baking sheet flap-side down.

Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
Cover with foil and bake in a preheated 350(F) oven for 10-15 minutes.

For a more crispy exterior, cook over medium heat on the stove top in a non-stick skillet until golden. Or go completely crazy and throw them on the grill. Mmmm. Grill marks make everything taste better :)

Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
Serve with a simple guacamole (mashed avocado, salt, pepper and diced tomato) and your favorite hot sauce! (Betty’s favorite is Tapatio!)

Average Betty's San Francisco Burrito
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Link to the Burrito 911 video.
Link to the accompanying Burrito 911 blog post.

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9 Responses to “Burrito 911: San Francisco Style (recipe)”

  1. bob
    10/16/2007 at 8:29 am #

    SF burritos are generally not baked, but rather wrapped in tin foil to be enjoyed right away.

    -b

  2. Average Betty
    10/16/2007 at 8:38 am #

    Hi Bob! Certainly… the sooner the better!

    I’m starting out with ingredients that are not all piping hot – the beans, chicken and tortillas are all cold. The rice may even be cold if you haven’t prepared it just beforehand.

    That is why I suggest popping it in the oven for a few… or I also love tossing them on the grill or hot skillet for a crispier exterior ;)

    The greatest thing to me about cooking is experimentation and creating at home the things you love with the equipment you have.

    Thanks for the feedback!

    Cheers,
    Betty

  3. Bob
    10/18/2007 at 5:17 am #

    The melted cheese sounds good. Can’t wait to try it! Nice website and thanks,
    Bob in Fortuna

  4. Average Betty
    10/18/2007 at 1:50 pm #

    Hi Bob! I just had these for dinner last night! They were so tasty :)
    Nothing like hot melted cheese and cool guacamole…

    One thing I have learned is that guys named “Bob” like burritos!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    xo,
    Betty

  5. Daylin
    11/4/2007 at 3:20 pm #

    I love the burrito it looks delicious i was wondering if you have a recipe for guacamole. nice website. from daylin

  6. Average Betty
    11/6/2007 at 1:42 pm #

    Hi Daylin!

    Thank you! These burritos are some of my favorites! And mmmm, I do love guacamole!

    The guacamole that I prefer when I am having something “busy” like this burrito is quite plain. Just some mashed avocado with a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper.

    If I am looking for a guacamole that is more of a dip I basically just take the pico de gallo mixture and add it to a mashed avocado:

    1 mashed avocado
    1/2 – 3/4 cup diced tomatoes
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1/2 cup cilantro leaves
    1 tbsp diced jalapeno
    few squeezes of fresh lime
    dash salt
    few cracks of pepper

    Hope this helps!

    Cheers,
    Betty

  7. john
    3/19/2008 at 6:49 pm #

    sweet site thx

  8. joseph
    3/19/2008 at 7:37 pm #

    cool site

  9. Taco recipes
    4/30/2009 at 3:05 pm #

    Love the pictures. Nice to see a recipe with fresh natural ingredients only and not one of those seasoning mixes from the supermarket.

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