Every day here in the Sunshine State, it is roughly one billion degrees outside. (Please let’s not talk about our hair in the accompanying 100% humidity.)
And, every day, at roughly 3 pm, the sky grows dark and a deluge opens up and soaks the living bejeezus out of all things outdoors.
And, also? Once the deluge commences, for some mysterious reason, the air conditioner seems to work extremely well. Like I’m digging out my fleece pants and hoodie sweatshirt and cranking it up to 80 degrees so I can stop my teeth from chattering.
This comes from living in a sub-tropical climate for a double-digit number of years. We become like reptiles. We need the sun to stay warm.
So in the summer, around 3pm, the sky grows dark, it starts to rain, and I’m really cold.
Therefore, cozy comfort food cravings begin.
So even though burritos don’t seem like summer food, for reptiles they are.
Reptiles ♥ burritos. (I’m pretty sure about that, but don’t mark that as your final answer if it ever shows up on a legit test about animals and the foods they love. More research is necessary, I’m sure).
So I know burritos are not rocket science.
I’m not here to pretend they are.
I’m just here saying that when you put them together like this and you share them with friends, they’ll devour them, then they’ll fight over who get’s the last one.
And they’ll be super happy when you bring more for round two a few weeks later.
Burritos = friendship makers.
Aaaaaand, when you make the sauce and the spice mix initially, you’ll have plenty extra left over to make burritos a few more times in the future without the extended (reallynotsoextended) prep.
And the “taco” sauce? I’m going to go out on a limb here and say it would be pretty spankin’ good as an enchilada sauce too. Or with some huevos rancheros, or in a nice little homemade salsa.
All I’m saying is, you’ll be happy to have leftovers.
* I have marked this recipe as Paleo because both the filling (if you remove the beans) and the sauce (when you sub maple syrup for the sugar) are Paleo compliant. However, Paleo eaters – you’re on your own when it comes to tortillas and cheese!