Baked Burritos with Sour Cream-Poblano Sauce

April 11, 2012 · 25 comments

in beans and legumes,beef,mexican/tex-mex

There’s a long, involved story about how these came to be on our menu, but the (not particularly) short version is my remembering a time we were at Chi-Chi’s (yep, Mexican chain extraordinaire) about 20 years ago. There was a big scoop of sour cream on my then 5-year-old-stepsister’s plate. She asked what it was and my dad, ever the jokester, told her it was ice cream. She ate a HUGE spoonful and I’ll never forget the look on her face. She hasn’t had sour cream since.

Anyway, at Chi-Chi’s, I’d order something called a chicken burrito suprema (at least, I think that’s what it was called). It was basically a burrito that had this really creamy, totally unhealthy mushroom and sour cream sauce on the top. I’m sure if I had it today, I wouldn’t think it nearly as awesome, but at the time, I loved it.

Obviously, this dish is a departure from that one, since it’s made with beef and there are no mushrooms in the sauce. I make so many chicken tacos, enchiladas, and everything else, that every once in a while I just really crave beef, so I went with it (and couldn’t have been happier with my choice).

I wanted to make burrito-sized versions of these but of course they only had white flour tortillas at the store so we got smaller whole wheat tortillas (I know, I really need to start making my own tortillas). One probably would have been enough, anyway, but I still gorged  and had two. Oops.

 

 

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Anna April 12, 2012 at 12:49 am

These look SO good. You rolled them perfectly. I would like to make my own tortillas too, nothing like homemade. That is funny about the sour cream “ice cream.” Bad (good) joke by your pops!

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Miss Migas April 12, 2012 at 4:01 am

These burritos look really yummy, what a great idea baking them!!

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Caitlin April 12, 2012 at 6:52 am

The sauce sounds so good! And I would guess that any leftover burritos would be great wrapped up and popped into the freezer for a quick lunch later on.

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Josie April 12, 2012 at 9:24 am

These are so up my alley. Love your photos, too!!

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Tara April 12, 2012 at 9:39 am

Elly, these look absolutely awesome! And I agree with Josie- great photos!

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ATasteOfMadness April 12, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Oh man oh man, you don’t even know how much I want one of these! These look soo delicious!

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Joanne April 13, 2012 at 5:41 am

That creamy poblano sauce sounds majorly delicious! A flavor explosion.

I’ll be making these…totally veg-ed up. It’s been way too long since I had some tex-mex love in my life!

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Joan Nova April 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm

You do love Mexican food! This looks delicious.

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Hezzi-D April 14, 2012 at 5:51 am

These look delicious. I love creamy sauces on my enchiladas and burritos. I enjoy reading your blog as well and have given you The Versatile Blogger Award! You can see it and the badge here: http://www.hezzi-dsbooksandcooks.blogspot.com/2012/04/versatile-blogger-award.html

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Sara {Home is Where the Cookies Are} April 16, 2012 at 6:03 am

Yum! Again – I have my entire week of dinners planned out and I want to abandon at least one night for these!!

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Courtney June 10, 2012 at 7:47 am

Made these last week. Loved them and even ate them as leftovers. Coming from someone who is very picky about leftovers, that’s a pretty big deal. I’m so glad you’re around to help me in my quest to make Tex-Mex food at home.

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elly June 10, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Yay, glad you enjoyed them!

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Noelle (@singerinkitchen) June 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm

um, yeah, these look soooooo good. I would make these but I totally don’t have the wheat tortillas. I might just make them with corn tortillas. :-)

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RecipeNewZ June 11, 2012 at 2:31 pm

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Kathleen October 18, 2012 at 9:42 am

We made this for dinner last night – AMAZING! The filling was so good and that sauce….yum! Thanks for a great recipe that is sure to make many more appearances on our dinner table :-)

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elly October 18, 2012 at 10:13 am

Awesome, so happy to hear that, Kathleen!

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