Turkey Burritos

I love Mexican food; we ate a lot of it growing up. I find it easy to make and easily satisfying. Mine may not be the most authentic, but I like it. Last night, I made turkey burritos. It was one of those nights where nothing was pulled out, I wasn’t really in the mood to cook (actually, I am often in that mood, cooking is something that is growing on me, I think....) and of course, we had enough things to create burritos. These rice tortillas from Food for Life are great, but they are not corn-free. I used to get frustrated and bummed-out when I would come across something like this, that does not have a lot of ingredients, and almost okay for Ry, but then I would call to find out the xanthan gum is derived from corn (duh! but it’s still worth calling on). However, I know there’s a lot of other people who can eat these who may not know they are out there. Anything that fits  your allergy-free list and makes eating easier is amazing and blog-worthy, in my opinion. I will say that they tear easily, but if you warm them up long enough to get soft, just not too long until they harden, they hold up pretty good! Honestly, neither Mike nor I are gluten-free, but we both devoured these. They aren’t anything fancy, actually I see this as a quick and simple meal, but delicious. Enjoy!

Turkey Burritos

1-lb ground turkey burger

1 tablespoon palm shortening

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin powder

1 teaspoon Redmond’s Real Salt Season Salt mix

2 cups cooked black beans

1 avocado, chopped up

lettuce, chopped up


'safe' tortillas

Heat pan over medium heat, melting palm shortening. Add turkey, cook for a few minutes until it starts to brown. Add all of the seasonings and mix well. Cook until done. Warm up the rice tortillas on the stovetop or in the oven; fill with turkey meat, top with black beans, avocado, lettuce and olives. Sprinkle with hot sauce of your choice, if you like. I likeFrank’s Red Hot, which is not corn-free (vinegar), but it is gluten-free and dairy-free. Enjoy while you devour!