Spinach Burritos

Spinach Burritos

I have eaten spinach burritos at various Mexican restaurants and always felt disappointed with the results.  They are always so creamy and so not spinachy and have such little flavor.  I eventually learned my lesson and stopped ordering them, but the temptation never left.  I mean really, spinach and cheese stuffed in a tortilla continued to sound yummy and call my name.  So what’s a girl to do?  Make her own, and do it right, so that is what I did.

Spinach Burritos

My version is still plenty creamy.  I mean,  I love creamy, I just love for my creamy to have flavor, too.  So I increased the ratio of spinach to creamy ingredients and added a little cumin and hot chili sauce for bite. Really, it was that easy.  I’ve made these burritos a few times now, with both fresh spinach and frozen.  Both are good, but the fresh spinach is unbelievable, so that is how I wrote the recipe.  In a bind, I’ll still use frozen.  This is one of those  dinners that takes almost no time, but is still delicious.  Serve them with some Spanish rice and black beans on the side, and you have yourself a complete vegetarian meal, but you won’t miss the meat with this one.

Spinach Burritos Recipe  Makes about 4 large burritos

1 pound fresh baby spinach
2 tablespoons cream cheese
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
1 tablespoon hot chili sauce
1 teaspoon cumin
tortillas

  1. Melt butter, cream cheese, and Monterey jack cheese in large skillet over low heat.
  2. Once cheese is melted, add spinach and let wilt.
  3. Add hot chili sauce and cumin.  Stir together.
  4. Put 2-3 tablespoons of spinach mixture in tortilla and roll up.  Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  5. Place rolled tortillas in large skillet on medium heat until crisp and golden, turning to cook both sides.
  6. Serve with salsa, guacamole, and/or sour cream.

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2 Responses to “Spinach Burritos”

  1. Kate says:

    omg this looks so good–so i made a vegan version with reduced almond milk (texture of heavy whipping cream), and it was great! a little sloppy, but it was an experiment, so. mmm. couldn’t resist the call of those pictures! if i win the lottery, can i hire you to cook for me/the unit?

    • Kelley says:

      Um, yes, would love to cook for you and the unit (if they would ever trust me to cook for them). And I’m so glad that you tried one of my recipes, adapted to your diet restrictions, and that it worked so lovely!

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