Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cooking with Kyle-Burritos

Kyle with the ingredients needed for his Cooking with Kyle burritos

Kyle is looking entirely too happy in this photo.  He was messing around in the other photos, so I went with this one.  I also want to say ahead of time I apologize for the quality of these pictures.  We have horrible lighting in the kitchen and the USB cord to my better camera is currently broken.   I did want to share Kyle's latest, greatest recipe even if that means not so good picture.

Kyle came up with his own personal recipe. To make the process easier, he chose Chi Chis meat in the tub that was on sale.  It was must faster than frying up and seasoning his own and cheaper too.

The ingredients he used

  • Chi Chis prepared taco meat 
  • taco sauce
  • burrito size tortilla 
  • shredded cheese 
  • a can of red beans 
  • brown rice (for the side) 
  • sour cream (optional) 
  • jalapeno peppers (optional)
Preparing the beans for the burritos

He warmed up the red beans using the directions on the back of the can.   While these were on the stove, he warmed up the Chi Chis meat in the microwave.  

Kyle showing how to put the burritos together

Adding the ingredients to the burrito 

The burrito ingredients on a tortilla

He added the taco meat, a spoonful of red beans, and then some of the shredded cheese 

Kyle rolling the burrito filled with ingredients

Here he is rolling the burrito, and placing them in a Pyrex dish. A fun tip.. heat the tortillas in the microwave for 15-20 seconds before rolling. Warming them slightly keeps them from tearing. 

Cooking the rice for the burritos

Funny story about the rice.  While Kyle  was putting the burritos together, Kara came in and asked to help. He told her that she could help with the rice.  She did not realize it was boil in a bag rice, so she started pouring it in the pot.  Halfway into pouring the rice, she was told that she was supposed to place the bag in the water.  Since there was still some rice in the bag, she threw it in.  Boil in a bag rice, became boil WITH a bag rice.    

Adding taco sauce to the top of the burritos

I thought he might add some salsa to the burritos, but he insisted on adding taco sauce.  He just poured a few passes across the burritos. It actually tastes really good this way. 

Adding the cheese on the top of the burritos

He also added a fair amount of cheese on top of of the burritos, before placing them in the oven.  I helped him set the timer. He cooked them at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  We did not need to cook it very long, because we used prepared, and warmed up taco meat.  

The finished burritos with melted cheese on top

They looked really good when they came out of the oven.  

A close up picture of the cheesy burrito and rice

He served the brown rice on the side.  The burritos were excellent, the rice not so much. It seems boiling with a bag, made them too soggy.   

Kyle happily posing with his burrito dinner

He was goofing off during the finished pic too.   He is busy thinking up his recipe for next week. Hope you stop back and check it out.  


  1. Looks absolutely delicious. Great job Kyle and I can't wait for your next recipe.

  2. Kyle, my man! Nice burritos! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

  3. Kyle is the coolest kid ;) Great job & thank you for linking with Kids in the Kitchen!

  4. Yea! Kyle is back..missed you last week and not seeing you at Kids in the Kitchen.. happy to see what you made this week. Blessings and happy Easter! :) Carrie- younglivingoillady

  5. Hey Pam, re: the broken USB cord to your better camera, get a multi-card reader! A friend suggested it to me and I love mine. It has 4 slots for different camera storage cards. It cost me like $4 at a Marshall (or Ross or one of those stores).

    It saves battery life because when you use a USB cord, you have to turn the camera on, right? I even put a little red triangle with clear tape on my card reader so I know which slot is for my camera's card. Check it out.

    1. Thank you so much, I will definitely look into it. =)

  6. Yummy! These sound soo good! I just may have to try these:)

  7. Yum - looks great! Thanks for sharing @ Beautify it Monday!

  8. So cute! We love burritos! The rice boiled with the bag is definitely something I would do. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  9. love it when kids cook good food

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  10. The melted cheese on top sold me. Looking forward to enJOYing the next "Cooking with Kyle." Found you on "What Allie's Making Now."

  11. I love to see kids joining in with the cooking and the blogging. Can't go wrong with burritos! Thanks for linking up at Reasons To Skip The Housework! Our regular party, Tuesday Time Out - will be up and running tomorrow so come visit again!


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