A little taste of Mexico; slow cooked beef burritos

Now and again I get a burrito craving and the thought of devouring my way through an oversized sandwich, bursting at the seams with spicy meat, vegetables and rice is very inviting.

Such a fancy took hold of me a few weeks back. Sadly there are no burrito bars in the Ormeau area -take note Boojum – and I didn’t want to drive somewhere to get my fix so options were limited. Continue reading

Simple salsa…the non-dancing variety

IMG_0309Ingredients

  • 6 medium sized tomatoes
  • 1 red chilli (with seeds if you like it hot)
  • ½ green pepper
  • ½ lime (juiced)
  • 1 tbsp. tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • A handful of fresh coriander leaves
  • Sea salt

Method

  • Cut the tomatoes in half, spread out on a plate and cover with a good sprinkle of sea salt. Set aside for at least 30 minutes to draw out any excess water.
  • Dice the red chilli and green pepper, finely chop the coriander leaves and mix the tomato puree and olive oil together to form a paste.
  • Wash the tomatoes to remove any excess salt and take out the inner cores.
  • Chop the tomatoes (as big or small as you like) roughly add to a bowl and mix together with all of the other ingredients.
  • Squeeze over the lime juice and let the salsa chill for at least one-hour before serving.