to-may-toh or to-mah-to? That is the question.
Or in this case chile or chili?
I looked it up because I really wasn't sure and I came to find that the two spellings are used interchangeably. But I prefer spelling chilE when I'm talking about the fruit (that's right, it's a fruit) and chilI when I'm talking about the dish that you often find smothering corn chips or hot dogs.
My MIL made these this summer while we were at her house for a Mission Trip and while I didn't get her recipe exactly, I did my own take on it and it was a definite hit with the hubby and his friend tonight. When I got home from my Bible study, I had one as well and it was amazing, let me tell ya! Pretty much the bombdiggity! ;) They're great because you can cook them and then just put them in the fridge for an easy snack for your family throughout the week, or for you or your hubby to take to work for lunch. [although, some people + mexican food + work places is not a good combination]
1 lb. of ground meat (I use lean beef)
1 can of green chiles
1 can of refried beans or whole pinto beans (I used refried tonight because that's what I had)
Start the meat browning in the pan. Add a bit of chopped onions, about 1/3 cup. Sprinkle fajita season over the mixture heavily. When the meat is browned, add the can of chiles (do not drain). Stir together. Add the beans. Once the mixture is well mixed, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Scoop a portion of the mixture down the middle of the tortilla. Sprinkle a handful of cheese in the middle, roll up the tortilla with both ends tucked in - in true burrito form. Roll the burrito into the foil and place on a cookie sheet. Once you have all of your burritos made, pop them in the oven for about 20 minutes.
Eat as many as you want, and put the rest in the fridge. You can easily take them out, remove the foil, put them on a plate and pop them in the microwave for a minute or so and have a nice warm meal in no time.
Let me know how it goes, I think this is going to be one of those meals that I fix on the weekends for my future kids one day and let them eat the burritos throughout the week when they're hungry or on the go. Sounds like a great plan to me!