Speedy wrap/burrito/fajita thing


Presenting…another after work meal idea that only takes about 20mins to prepare and cook. This recipe makes about 4-5 big wraps and feeds two people comfortably (I’ve usually got a couple left for lunch). The picture doesn’t do it justice, that said it’s not a pretty meal…just filling, healthy and tasty.

500g extra lean ground beef
2 cloves of garlic (diced)
1 shallot (diced)
Drop of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 small block of cheddar cheese (grated)
3 tomatoes (diced)
Peppers (if you like them)
4 leaves of lettuce (or bag of mixed lettuce)
Dash of green pepper tabasco sauce
Dolop of plain yoghurt/wrap
Package of tortillas X 6ish

Preparing the beef:
Put a small drop of olive oil in the bottom of a frying pan and use a paper towel to smear it around coating the bottom of the pan. Add the shallot and the garlic and fry until the shallot is soft. Add the beef and the spices and mix all the ingredients together, fry until the beef is cooked through. Remove from heat.

Preparing the wraps:
Lay a tortilla flat on a plate (you can heat the tortillas briefly in the oven, I never bother as i’m always in a hurry). Add a dolop of plain yogurt and on top a dash of green tabasco sauce. Smear the mixture around tortilla leaving about 1 inch from the edge clear. Add your beef and the rest of the ingredients (as much as you want to fill the tortilla when folded). Fold up the tortilla and eat immediately. If you don’t know how to fold a tortilla follow these instructions.

We also do a variation on this meal with chicken. Just cube your chicken very small and fry in a similar way – minus the cumin (add a bit of lemon juice and some oregano instead).

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