Recipe: Poor Man’s Burrito or Tailgate Teasers
Summary: A Hatch chile wrapped up with garlicky cream cheese in a flour tortilla becomes a Poor Man’s Burrito. Perfect for tailgating or any party!
- 1 large flour tortilla
- Whipped cream cheese
- Garlic powder
- 1 Hatch chile, roasted, skinned, seeded and cut into strips 
- Lay the tortilla flat. Spread lightly with cream cheese. (An offset spatula is a handy tool with which to do this.) Sprinkle lightly with garlic powder. Lay chile strips on top.
- Roll up tightly. Cut in half and place on plate. Enjoy!
The original verbal recipe called for garlic salt, but I found that too salty (the cream cheese has some salt in it), so garlic powder is my preferred sprinkle.
Variations: Tailgate Teasers
This was a verbal recipe shared by Robert Schueller from Melissa’s Produce , as we were discussing the many charms of Hatch chiles one day. Don’t you think recipes passed “over the back fence” are the best? I’m not sure why it’s called a Poor Man’s Burrito, but it’s a catchy name.
Preparation time: 3 minutes
Diet type: Vegetarian
Number of servings (yield): 1
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Disclosure: Melissa’s Produce sent a sample of Hatch chiles for recipe testing.