Has anybody ever seen the television show Come Dine With Me? I was watching the Spanish version about 8 years ago and then it just disappeared off the face of the earth never to be seen again. I always looked forward to settling down for an hour to watch it.
Last night as I was folding laundry and drinking a glass of wine. Before I go any further, yes my Friday nights are that exciting. I was aimlessly channel surfing when what to my wondering eyes should appear, but Come Dine With Me!. This time British version. Hilarious. I was in stitches and was paralized by the sheer cheek of the show. It was the commentary that got me, not so much the contestants. If you are looking for a laugh, look it up.
In the meantime, I got a super simple wrap recipe here today. Nothing fancy, nothing new, just easy basic food!
This was lunch for the kids and myself the other day. It really is done in 25 minutes! From start to finish, 25 minutes. I am not lying, stretching the truth or using ingredients already cooked or prepared. Twenty five minutes, really is what it take to prepare and make these easy wraps. So, if you really are looking for a quick mid week dinner, this could fit the bill perfectly.
I am sure we all know how to put wraps together, and do we really need a recipe for it? Probably not, I know. However, I am choosing to share this as a recipe because there are days when we are all stuck and even the most simplest of things don't come to mind. Things like these easy wraps. I often fall into the trap of thinking dinner has to be over worked, lots of ingredients and an hour to get to the table. Guess what? It really doesn't have to be at all. Sometimes, real good tasty food is on the table in under 30 minutes. Think about that the next time you don't think there is time for dinner.
Apart from the spices used in putting together the beef, this recipe only uses cheese, tomatoes and spring onions as topping. So, very few ingredients indeed. Yes, you could add what you like as it is merely a guide line an idea for a quick supper. Sometimes, I like to make my own wraps. You can check out the recipe for those here if you like. I quite often make a huge stack and put them in the freezer. This makes it quick and you don't have to use the store bought ones that quite often have that strong preservative taste. Unless you find some good ones. Where we live, that really is a bit of a challenge. If you are going to dive into making your own wraps, keep in mind they do not store well. I never get them to last longer than a day, then they go dry and brittle. However, like stated before, they can be frozen from fresh and left to defrost at room temperature before reheating. If you have never made them, they are very rewarding and quite easy to be honest.
So, go ahead and wrap up dinner in under 30 minutes!
Easy Beef Wraps
Makes 8 / Prep time: 10 minutes / Cook time: 15 minutes
8 Tortilla wraps
1 lb/500 grams ground beef
1 Small onion, finely diced
1 Cup/100 grams sharp cheddar cheese, grated
2 Spring onions, finely chopped
2 Ripe tomatoes, diced
1 Tablespoon cumin
1 Teaspoon sweet paprika
1/2 Teaspoon chilli flakes
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
1/4 Cup/60 ml water
1 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Wrap the tortillas in foil and place them in the oven for 15 minutes.
In a medium skillet set over medium heat, add the olive oil, garlic and onion. Stir and let cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the ground beef, stir around really well and it will start to cook quite quickly. Keep separating the meat with a wooden spoon until it is cooked completely, about 10 minutes. Add the cumin, paprika, chilli, salt, pepper, water and tomato paste. Stir really well until combined and remove from heat.
Lay out the wraps and fill each one with the meat, top with cheese, spring onion and tomato. Ready!
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