BOO-rritos Recipe

BOO-rritos Recipe
Believe it or not, there are great Halloween dishes that can be made for a weeknight dinner in less than 30 minutes. One of them, which is, incidentally, kid friendly, is the following recipe for BOO-rritos. Frozen burritos come in many different flavors, and they are cheap; it's nice to keep a supply in the freezer for instant after-school or late-night snacks. This recipe uses the kind that come 8 to a 32 ounce package and weigh about four ounces each. There are several brands available in grocery stores, so you can use your favorite. Larger, more substantial burritos can also be prepared this way, as well as homemade burritos. This recipe is so quick and easy, you'll find that the kids can make them by themselves and give you a break. There are only four ingredients, and hands-on time is less than 10 minutes.
Serve these ghosts with "chunky blood" (salsa). While these BOO-rritos are cute and festive during the Halloween season, they aren't very scary, so they are suitable for serving almost everyone, even small children. They can also be kept warm in a chafing dish on a Halloween BOO-ffet table. If your family likes burritos, you'll want to serve these on busy nights during the fall season.

6 Servings

6 frozen burritos, (your favorite flavor), each about 4 ounces
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

6-12 slices white cheese, such as provolone, Monterey jack, etc.

Sliced pimento stuffed green olives
  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. While the oven is heating, place the frozen burritos on a plate and microwave 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Brush each of the burritos liberally with vegetable oil, making sure to coat all sides.
  5. Place the burritos in the oven and bake until crisp and brown, about 20 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, trim the cheese slices so that they are rounded at the top (so they will look like the head of the ghost), and wide at the bottom; you can make a scallop on the bottom if you wish. If your slices are small, you may need two.
  7. Place a hot burrito on each serving plate; place the piece of cheese on top (it will melt from the heat of the burrito), and place stuffed green olive slices for eyes.
  8. Serve immediately with chunky blood (salsa).

Amount Per Serving
Calories 339 Calories from Fat 170
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 50% Protein 11% Carb. 39%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 19 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Sodium 359 mg
Total Carbohydrate 33 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 9 g

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 0%

Want more Halloween ideas? There are over 130 Halloween recipes in my Halloween Cookbook, Quick Cooking for Halloween. It can be ordered from Amazon: Quick Cooking for Halloween: Over 130 Recipes to serve at the Annual Halloween BOO-ffet!

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