Burriladas (Burrito & Enchilada)

Wednesday and Thursday nights were Mexi nights at my house.  I love Mexi nights!  You just throw a bunch of yummy stuff together, add some Mexican spice and melt some cheese – then voila!  Or perhaps I should say, Ole!

Burritos are made with flour tortillas.  Enchiladas are made with corn tortillas.  There may or may not be other differences, but let’s not  split hairs.  This recipe is for burriladas, which is just my version of a burrito and an enchilada mixed together.  (The grocery store didn’t have corn tortillas.)

burriladas

Guess which half is Kevin’s???

You know you want some of this cheesy goodness.  This recipe is cheap, easy, and filled with easy-to-find ingredients. I wasn’t going to post a recipe since I was basically throwing stuff together, but it just turned out so darn tasty!

Plus, I thought y’all might like a reason to have a little Friday Fiesta if you want to cook this up tonight.

Burriladas

Ingredients:

  • 1/2-3/4 lb. chicken breasts (I used about 3/4 or just under.)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 2-3 big handfuls of fresh spinach
  • 1 cup and 3/4 cup shredded cheese, divided***
  • 1 cup fat-free refried beans
  • 8 flour tortillas (I used a low-carb wheat variety.)
  • 1 can enchilada sauce of choice

*** I used TJ’s Light Mexican Blend, but I think queso blanco would be fabulous.  If you’re less concerned about the calories, I’d add more cheese too, but I guess that’s a given.

yum

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut your raw chicken in chunks/cubes while you bring a pot of water.  Boil the chicken until cooked through and no pink remains.  This may take about 10 minutes.  Meanwhile, cook your onion and jalapeno in a non-stick skillet.  I simply sprayed mine with my olive oil mister.

Remove the onion and pepper from the burner and allow to cool.  Drain the chicken and place it on a plate.  Pull the chicken chunks into bite-size bits with two forks.

In a large bowl, thoroughly mix chicken, onion, jalapeno, spinach, cheese, and beans with your hands.  Begin filling and rolling this mix into the tortillas.  Place each tortilla in a 9×13 baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray or greased.  Pour the enchilada sauce on each “burrilada.”

Cover the pan and bake for 20 minutes.  Then uncover, top with remaining cheese, and bake uncovered for an addition 5-7 minutes.

cheesy chicken goodness

Now you have an extra 3/4 cup refried beans, don’t ya?  I recommend splitting it between two salsa egg breakfasts, but that’s just my opinion.

salsa eggs

 

  • What’s your favorite: burritos, tacos, enchiladas, or other?

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17 Responses to Burriladas (Burrito & Enchilada)

  1. Jess says:

    My husband is obsessed with Mexican. So he will love me if I make these! He likes Enchiladas, I prefer burritos cause they are less work for me!!!

  2. Enchiladas are usually my “go to” when it comes to mexican food. I think it’s the sauce that gets me… yessssss

    Happy Friday!!!

  3. Looks good to me. I actually used to make enchiladas with wheat wraps all the time. They don’t fall apart like the corn ones can.

  4. I freakin’ love Mexican food! I think mostly because of the presence of salsa, cheese, and guac, but omigosh Mexican has to be my ultimate favorite cuisine. That being said, I think I love tacos the most… or some kind of nacho dish… it’s just the crunchy shell/chips that draw me in.

  5. Nichole says:

    I seriously just called my husband and said, we’re making Burriladas for dinner.

    I could eat Mexican food every. single.day.

    My mom makes a breakfast casserole like this, insanely amazing.

  6. Those look amazing :) mmmm I love mexican food

  7. This just reminds me that I haven’t made a Trader Joe’s run in a while!

  8. Yum on the Mexican “combo”. I think I eat Mexican at least 3 times/week. A fav, cooking up a ton of chicken with salsa in the crockpot, shredding it & using it ALL week :)

  9. Yum! I think my whole family would love this.

  10. All I can think right now is “beans, bean, musical fruit…” ;)

  11. You can never go wrong with Mexican at my house. Call it what you want, I call it GOOD!!!! ;)

  12. All of the above!
    This looks delicious! I love alll Mexican food!

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