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This week I saw a recipe for deep fried burritos that looked sinfully delicious, but when I added them to my menu for the week, I was unable to find the recipe again. So what you see before you was winging it. Shocking I know.

I simply used corn tortillas, some cooked black beans that were seasoned, and cheese. I put the beans on the tortilla with a fork, mashing them a bit as I went, reasoning that the beans would help to hold the burrito together, but as you can see that didn’t really work.

I don’t have a deep fryer, so I added some vegetable oil to my large stock pot, and heated it on medium. I suspect that a lot of my problem is that the oil was not hot enough when I put the burritos in, because they did not “hold their fold” even when I inserted a toothpick, so I renamed them tacos.

I left them in the oil til the tortilla was a golden brown, and then placed them on a paper towel-lined plate to absorb the oil.

They weren’t pretty, and they definitely aren’t healthy, but they certainly were tasty! I served these with fresh tomato and avocado, but salsa would be tasty too.

Next time I might try flour tortillas vs. the corn, and cook my beans a little longer til they are of the retried consistency. Oh, and heat my oil properly.

What is cooking without some experimenting? And alls well that ends edible!


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Melissa is a former hairstylist of 20 years who has a passion for living a simply creative life. She loves inspiring others to pick up a planner and get their lives organized, to clean out a closet and minimize their clutter, and to clean up their physical and mental space to lead their most fulfilled life. She is newly single, a mom, soon to be grandma and crazy dog lady who constantly rewatches The Office.



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