BLT Burritos: Dinner Made Easy

April 14, 2010

This is a recipe I discovered three years ago, when I used to subscribe to the Betty Crocker Dinner Made Easy newsletter, and got dinner ideas delivered to my inbox. Now, my inbox is so overwhelming I don’t get fun stuff like that anymore.

I usually keep tortillas, cheddar cheese and a large bag of real crumbled bacon bits from Sam’s Club on hand. So all I need to pick up when I want to make this is tomato and lettuce. You can have dinner in five minutes.

BLT Burritos – Easy and Delicious!

8 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
2 cups bite-size pieces lettuce
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 large tomato, chopped
1/3 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing (I used Miracle Whip because Josh hates mayo)
6 flour tortillas

Toss all ingredients except tortillas. Spread one-sixth of bacon mixture on each tortilla. Fold up bottom third of each tortilla; roll up to form cone shape with folded end at bottom.

Other variations include serving this in pita pockets (everything tastes better in pita pockets) or throwing in some leftover diced chicken. My one caution is not to go overboard on the mayo/Miracle Whip because it can quickly overpower the other ingredients. This is also a very simple lunch idea, and something you could take on picnics or to the beach!

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