Recipe

still a work in progress… both the page and our recipe… sorry.

The first burrito I ever made was a burrito project burrito. I had never soaked a bean and learned quick, that beans double their size, if not tripple. Yes, this came to a surprise to me. I got home from work only to see three Tupperware containers overflowing with beans. There were a lot of surprises, some things that worked, and some that definitely didn’t and this is where you can learn from our mistakes and maybe add some tips of your own.

Our recipe started with simple ingredients: beans, rice, cheese, tortilla, hot sauce, done. Since then, we’ve added and subtracted ingredients to accommodate what we could easily do and what the hungry want.

As it sits now, we have a pretty regular recipe. We buy in bulk from smart and final and go off a check list. Our checklist for our recipe is made public on our google docs page (http://docs.google.com/View?id=dhtg2zmv_30gdwf86g2). The meat we use is ground turkey and is frozen solid. The day before bpj, I print off the check list and do all the shopping for the next day’s project. I need to go weekly for items like cheese and sour cream. When I come back I do a little reorganizing and soak the beans which take 24 hours to get going.

Beans
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Rice
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Oil
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Salt
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Ground Turkey
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Taco Seasoning
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Onions
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Garlic

Foil
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Paper Towels
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Tapatio
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Chicken Boullion
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Tortillas
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Canned Tomatos

Corn

Peas
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Salsa

Cheese
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Things that didnt work:
Whole chicken / Meat on a bone
Lettuce

One thing that should have made sense but didn’t is that as our recipe grows, the logistics of making larger amounts gets significantly larger. We are pushing out 100 burritos every week. Making 100 burritos worth of rice is a federal case in itself. We had to use two large pots for the rice or else the rice at the bottom of the pot would have been burned to an inedible sediment.

Ultimately the best way to discover your likes and dislikes is to come to a project and then just jump head first into your own bpj.

Full sized images HERE:

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-bina

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