Taco Burrito with Lettuce Salad

Taco Burrito with Lettuce Salad

from A Tale of Two Leftover Tacos

  • 1 – 8″ flour tortilla
  • 1 Tablespoon salsa con queso (we like the Tostitos brand) or your favorite salsa
  • 1/4 cup leftover taco meat
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese (I like low-moisture, part skim mozzarella, but any kind will work)
  • 1/4 cup leftover Mexican rice
  • Diced onions
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Salad dressing of your choice
  • Salt and pepper

In a microwave safe bowl, combine taco meat, shredded cheese, and rice. I like using a glass bowl covered with a wet paper towel, squeezing a little excess water from the paper towel into the leftovers to provide moisture and better heat retention. Heat covered for one minute to 90 seconds, depending on your microwave. Halfway through the reheating process, stir the meat, cheese, and rice. Notice how the mix is turning into gooey, cheesy goodness! Meanwhile, spread the salsa con queso evenly over the tortilla, and once the meat mixture is heated to your liking, place the tortilla into the microwave for 15 seconds. Remove tortilla from microwave, fill with the heated meat mixture, top with diced onions, and wrap into a burrito. For the salad, I just use the rest of the shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes on hand, dress the salad (with ranch in the picture), and sprinkle with kosher salt and fresh-cracked pepper. Enjoy!

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