I decided to start a new series… Every Friday I’m going to come out with a different type of recipe, in my blog! They will be mine and Peyton’s recipes, as well as family and friends. I truly hope that you like them.
Peyton and I just think that this is another way for us to share with others how we are working to turn Autism into Awesomism. Cooking and baking are life skills. All of these recipes we’ve either made ourselves or have gotten directly from someone else, and made the recipes to test them out first.
Mark has really gotten Peyton to love Tex-Mex food. I really never had Tex-Mex food until I moved to Texas. Our neighbors in Florida were from Cuba, they made the best Cuban sandwiches and fried plantains, I’ve ever had in my life. I was spoiled eating their food.
When I moved to Texas, I found out I really did like Tex-Mex food. However; I wasn’t the best at making it. Mark on the other hand is an excellent cook, and his Tex-Mex cooking is better than any restaurant I’ve ever had! So needless to say we’ve all become addicted to his cooking, especially his Tex-Mex.
Peyton loves enchiladas, as well as nachos and burritos. Mark’s enchiladas are beyond words they are so good! If you want the recipe… You can buy my book it’s in there!!
Peyton and I decided to embark on making our own recipe for burritos. It may not be everyone’s definition of burritos… But we think they are amazing. We make a batch of them and freeze some. That way he has them anytime he wants to eat a burritos .
They’re actually pretty easy to make… So we decided to share them with others… We hope you love them as much as we do. We’d love your feedback on our recipe.
We start out with a fresh green pepper, two tomatoes and a red or white onion. Finely chop them all up and put them in a bowl. Add some salt and pepper to taste. We add a tablespoon of jalapeño pepper juice to the mixture as well. Some people don’t like this as it can make it a little bit too hot.
Mix it all together, We make it in a bowl that has a lid, we put the lid on and shake it. When it’s all chopped up it should be a pretty even mixture of the onion, green pepper… With a little bit more tomato.
Once it’s all mixed, add a Cup of shredded cheese. We use 3/4 of a cup of pepper jack cheese and 3/4 of a cup of Colby Jack. You can add whatever shredded cheese you prefer. We’ve also use shredded Mexican blend cheese. That’s really good as well.
Next add a 15 ounce can of ranch style beans. We really like the Canabra brands beans, that we get from Costco. But you can use any kind of ranch beans. We heat ours up before we add them to the rest of the vegetable mix. But you can mix it all together and then heat the whole mix up. It depends on how soft you want your green peppers, onions and tomatoes. As well as if you want your cheese really melted or not.
After you’ve mixed all your ingredients, Spoon out mixture into a large flour tortilla … you can add more cheese if you desire.
We’ve also added diced chicken,corn, rice and red beans. It’s fun to mix it up!
• 2 Globe Tomatoes
• 1 Large Green Pepper
• 1 Small White or Red Onion
• 1 15 oz Can of Ranch style beans
• 1 1/2 cup of Shredded Cheese … can be Pepper jack cheese, Mexican blend cheese, Colby Jack cheese or any other cheeses that you love
• 6 Large flour tortilla
•After washing off your vegetables, chop up your onion, green pepper and tomatoes into small chunks.
•Mix all your vegetables together and add your seasoning such as salt, pepper or jalapeño juice.
•Next add in your ranch style beans and heat everything together. You can cook it on high heat on the stove for 4 minutes , or in the microwave for two minutes on high.
•Add your cheese ,mix everything together. Put mixture on a preheated flour tortillas. Wrap the tortilla. Heat for an additional 1 minute.
•The Recipe makes 6 Servings. They can be frozen and reheated.
• Corn, Rice , Chicken and Red Beans can also be added.
Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!