Burritos with Chili con Carne

Burritos with Chili con Carne

23/10/2014 22:21

dots Listening To: Altalena – Lino Cannavacciuolo 

What has a donkey got to do with a meal? Nope. I haven’t gone crazy! Burrito means donkey and it’s one of the most well known Mexican foods! A soft tortilla is filled with different kinds of ingredients, such as rice, ground meat and veggies and it’s wrapped up like a cute little package that looks like the one that the donkeys carry around in Mexico. It’s extremely tasty and it satisfies even the pickiest eater – since you can put whatever your heart desires inside your little package!

Words & Recipe: Marilou Pantaki
Photos & Video Direction: Alexandros Ioannidis
Video Filmed & Edited by Anastasis Papagelis
Creative Work: Lunik.Lab dots

Our burrito has Chili Con Carne, rice and of course, authentic Salsa!! Don’t let the fancy names scare you. It’s actually a lot simpler than it sounds. Chili con carne is ground meat in tomato sauce with added peppers, cumin and beans. To enjoy it as it should be enjoyed (and if you can handle the heat)give it an extra dose of hot flavor with loads of hot paprika or even better fresh – hot as hell – jalapeño peppers!

Chili con Carne Burrito

Make your own burritos with Mexican ( or not ) ingredients that you love. Add corn, guacamole, fill your burrito with sour cream or replace the chili con carne with chicken or the Shredded Beef we put in our tacos. With Mexican food, the choices are endless, the colors and flavors are explosive! Go ahead and experiment, don’t be shy! Don’t forget to put SOL, the real Mexican beer, in ice to chill, set a tale in the sun, pump up the music with “La Orginal Banda El Limon” and let your guests make their own burrito as they like it. A siesta right after the fun is a must…

We made them, they disappeared in seconds, and we made a video of the recipe to share with all of you!

Chili con Carne Burritos

Servings: 4, Prep Time: 40′, Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients for chili con Carne

  • Half a carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 1 celery stick
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Half kilo of ground beef
  • 1 table spoon of tomato paste
  • 1-2 jalapenos (optional)
  • 250gr canned tomatoes
  • 150gr red beans
  • Olive oil
  • Cumin, hot paprika, cilantro powder
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper

Other Ingredients

  • 4 large tortillas
  • Salsa (recipe here)
  • 1 cup of basmatti rice
  • 8 chilled SOL 
  • Nachos for serving

Chili con Carne Burrito 1 Preparation

1. Start with the chili con carne. Chop up the onion, pepper, carrot, celery, and Jalapenos and put them in a medium sized bowl with the olive oil and garlic. Sautee fro 10 minutes until the veggies soften up.

2. Add salt and half a teaspoon of cumin, 1/3-teaspoon coriander powder and paprika, depending on how hot you want it. Mix well and continue to sauté for 10 minutes.

3. Put the ground beef in the pot and break it up with a wooden spoon. Sauté for 8-10 minutes until it changes color.


4. Add the tomato paste, stir, and lastly add the canned tomato with a bit of water. Salt and pepper to taste and allow to boil for 30-40 minutes. 10 minutes before we remove it from the heat add the beans.

5. In the meantime, boil the rice, one cup rice – two cups water and set aside.

6. Fill your burritos with rice, chili con carne, Salsa and serve with crunchy nachos.

#Love #Only,
Madame Ginger


Some info about SOL beer:

Type: blond Lager\ Alcohol: 4,5%

County of origin is Mexico. This light lager with its smooth and refreshing taste has a golden color, a soft hops aroma and it’s to be drunk straight from the bottle. It was created in 1899, and its original name was “El Sol” inspired by a sunbeam that passed through the rooftop of the brewery and brought out the unique golden color.

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