Thursday, February 13, 2014

save with jamie - bad boy bbq burritos

So, were back trying recipes from Save With Jamie. This time around I chose several which include a leg of lamb. Not one of our usual meat choices at home, in fact I don't know many Canadians who eat it regularly. But the Brits seem really big on it, and, of course, we've cooked it before on several occasions and have always been pleased with the results (especially ground).

To begin I cooked our leg of lamb in the slow cooker with lemon, rosemary, garlic, olive oil and a little water for 8 hours. Once finished I used some of the meat for Jamie's Bad Boy BBQ Burritos. These burritos include basmati rice, cheddar cheese, red onions and shredded lamb covered in BBQ sauce. We typically include beans and veggies in our burritos, but Jamie usually has good reason for including/excluding specific ingredients we find ourselves accustom to using. Another unexpected instruction outside of our typical burrito-making was to bake in foil for 20 minutes. This extra step really helped to blend the flavours of the filling and warm the entire bundle to a perfect temperature.

We were really pleased with the results. The BBQ sauce seemed to dull the lamb flavour, so really, we could have been eating beef without really knowing the difference. And, my bad, I bought 8" tortillas instead of 12", so we had bambino burritos. I spent half an hour making 10 small burritos where it would have been a whole lot easier to make less in a larger scale.

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