Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Cheeseburger Wraps

Every Sunday, when I lived in Tampa, my roommate and I would walk to Beef O'Brady's to watch football. It was our Sunday "home away from home".  We would gather with some friends from all over the country and root on our different football teams.  I predictably ordered the same thing week after week. The Cheeseburger Wrap. 

I love burgers so much. I'm can always go for a burger no matter what type of mood captivates me.   To me though, the one negative about burgers is all the bread. Most of the time I can't even taste the burger for the bun. Not to mention the fact that I'm stuffed after a couple bites. It's difficult to get that bun to burger ratio just right.  I've tried everything from wrapping them in lettuce to slapping them on toasted white bread. My favorite is a good old flour tortilla though. In my opinion it is THE burger to bread ratio. 

I'm what I would call a cheeseburger purist. Don't get me wrong, every once in a while I will go for some crazy burger concoction with barbecue sauce, avocado and onion rings but in general I prefer a basic burger. Just give me cheese, mayo and tomato with the occasional pickle and I'm a happy girl. With that being said, get as inventive as you want with this recipe. Consider the tortilla your blank canvas. 

I love the thought of a blank canvas. Just had to throw that out there. 

Cheeseburger Wraps                                                         Printer Friendly


1/2 to 3/4 pound lean ground beef
1 1/2 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 burrito size flour tortillas
1/2 tomato, roughly chopped
Pickle slices

Preheat a large skillet on medium heat.

In a bowl, mix ground beef, worcestershire sauce and garlic powder until well combined.

Crumble the beef mixture into the skillet and brown until cooked.

Meanwhile, spread tortillas with mayo.  Lay slices of cheese in the middle of the tortilla.  When ground beef is cooked, place on top of cheese.  Top with tomatoes and pickles or toppings of your choice.  Fold the ends up and fold the side of the tortilla closet to you over the ground beef mixture tightly until completely enclosed.  

If you choose, preheat a grill pan over medium heat.  Place burrito seam side down and cook for 4-5 minutes.  Flip the burrito and grill for another 3 minutes or so.  

Serve with your favorite burger sides.  Enjoy! 

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