Jun 8, 2012

Wrap It Up, I'll Take It

The theme for I Heart Cooking Clubs this week is "Wrap It Up."  A theme I can sink my teeth into.  I often do.  Wraps are my go-to food when I'm in a rush.  At a loss.  Short on cash.  Stocked up with leftovers.  There's a lot you can wrap up in a tortilla and turn into a quick meal.  Wraps are easy-going.  Versatile.

Always accomodating, just a quick wardrobe change and they can become breakfast, lunch, or supper.  Dessert even. 

Many dessert cravings have been satisfied in this house by wrapping bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate in a tortilla.

Our favorite has always been breakfast burritos of egg, chorizo, cheese, and lots and lots of hot sauce.

But.  But.  But.  Meet my new favorite look no further wrap.

Potatoes with Mexican Sausage (Papas y Chorizo) from Rick Bayless

Oh.  Mama.  I'm in love.  Not only my new favorite thing to wrap a tortilla around, this is my favorite Rick Bayless dish so far.

A little secret..I used soyrizo.

And no one knew until I told them.

Bayless offers additional ways to serve this filling.  Adding tomato or poblano.  Or using the filling to stuff mushrooms.

Plain and simple, I think it is perfect plain and simple.
Well...maybe a squeeze of lime.

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Potatoes with Mexican Sausage (Papas y Chorizo)
from Authentic Mexican by Rick Bayless

4 medium to small boiling potatoes (about 1 pound), halved
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
8 ounces (1 cup) chorizo (or soyrizo)
1 small onion, diced
salt, if desired

The potatoes.  Cover the potatoes in salted water and boil until just tender, about 12-15 minutes.  Drain, peel if you wish, then cut into 3/4" dice.

The chorizo (soyrizo).  Heat the oil in a large skillet set over medium-low, add the chorizo and cook, stirring to break up any clumps, until done--about 10 minutes.  Remove from the pan, leaving behind as much fat as possible.  Pour off all but enough fat to cover the bottom of the pan.

Finishing.  About 20 minutes before serving, fry the onions and potatoes over medium heat until well browned, about 15 minutes.  Scrape up any sticking bits as you cook so they won't burn.  Add the chorizo to the potatoes, stir well, and let heat for several minutes.  Season with salt, if desired, and serve.

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  1. This looks so good! Love wraps! Bookmarking this to try!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  2. Everything tastes better in a tortilla! Never tried the banana, pb, chocolate! But I love how simple this taco is, perfect for any meal, but I'm thinking breakfast or brunch.

  3. I have this recipe tagged on my list of Bayless to do's. I know my family would love it. Never tried the soyrizo though. Glad to know no one could tell that difference.

  4. We put just about anything on a tortilla around here, great way to use up leftovers. This sounds fabulous! Pinning.

  5. Anonymous6/08/2012

    i love wraps too! that filling looks hearty and delicious! thanks for sharing!

  6. That's too funny....I've always wondered about the soyrizo. I think my thoughts were: who the heck would eat that? LOL LOL
    (I feel we are friendly enough for me to teast that way. I hope :~)

    but now I know!! and I should be eating more soy.

    I have been so busy, I haven't made it to the roundup lately. I made 'grilled' Mexican chicken on Wed, but I am a week behind.
    (sigh) oh well...

    Have a great day Michelle!!

  7. Chorizo con papas are one of our favorites around here, as well. I've never tried soyrizo, but between you and Deb, I may have to give it a go one of these days. But I love my chorizo, so I don't know if I could actually make a permanent switch. These look fabulous!

  8. Yum! Charles would love this. And soy chorizo - just like Deb this week. I definitely should try that one day soon.

  9. SoyRizo rocks! ;-) I almost made this recipe too but wanted to use up some zucchini so we would have be total soyrizo twins. I am still leaving this recipe tabbed to try--it looks and sounds so good.

  10. Yum - potatoes & chorizo in a tortilla sounds pretty darn good. Have never come across soyrizo here, but at least now I know I can try it with confidence if I ever find it.

    Thanks so much for sharing this at Cookbook Sundays xo

  11. Oh YUM!! Betcha this is awesome! Thanks for linking to Simple Supper Tuesday Michelle :o)

  12. Que rico!!! Papas y chorizo! That is a hit! Thanks for posting...making this for sure this weekend! came over from Hun..what's for dinner party!


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