Today I’m sharing one of my favorite Mexican meals – Tomatillo Ranch Burritos from The Food Nanny. Have you all been introduced to the Food Nanny? She’s fabulous! Her name is Liz Edmunds and she does a cooking show where she bring family meals back into people’s lives. She loves the idea of family dinner, is a great meal planner, and her recipes are tried and true. You can watch her show here. I’ve been a fan for a few years now and this is my favorite recipes of hers.
Tomatillo Ranch Burritos use my Simple Santa Fe Rice with Cilantro and Garlic and Put-it-on-Allthethings Cilantro Ranch Dressing and Sauce and puts them together with a little meat, a little cheese, and some tortilla shells for one amazing dinner. It’s filling and delicious. I serve it with lots of vegetables and fresh pico on top and everyone is happy.
Here are a few more tips about this dish. This meal actually freezes great! I normally make 2 or 3 pans, cook one for dinner, and put the others in the freezer. I’ll assemble them but not bake them, cover with plastic wrap and foil, and then when I need a quick meal I’ll bake it until it is heated through (removing the plastic…). Easy! Also, I like to make a big pork roast the day before I make these and serve it pulled in sandwiches (not cooked in a sauce, we add that separately to the sandwiches). Then I’ll plan on using the leftover pulled pork in the burritos instead of cooking chicken. It cuts out a step and makes things go fast. You could also use a rotisserie chicken if time is an issue. And the last point: I like to make a double batch of the dressing and save half to serve with them once they are out of the oven in place of sour cream. I like the dressing to be a little thinner for these, so sometimes I’ll add an extra cup or half-cup of the green salsa to the recipe. Super delicious.
There’s my two cents! Enjoy!
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- Prepare the rice and keep warm. Grill (or broil) the chicken breasts over medium heat, until tender and no longer pink. Shred the chicken with two forks and season with salt and pepper.
- To assemble burritos, divide the chicken among the tortillas. Add a scoop of rice and a scoop of beans to each one. Roll up the burritos and place them in a greased baking dish. Repeat for the remaining tortillas. Pour the sauce over the burritos and then sprinkle the cheese on top.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the sauce bubbly.
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These are awesome and I hope you try them soon! Have a great day friends and thank you for being here. It means so much to me.