December 29, 2008

Joy of Salsa


We canned a good amount of salsa this year and one of my favorite things to do with it is make smothered burritos. It's much tastier than using tomato sauce. These were made with beef that was braised with onions, mushrooms, garlic, and tomatoes. Then it was rolled up into whole wheat tortillas, covered with our salsa and baked. I topped it with cheese near the end and then served it on lettuce with more salsa and sour cream. This could easily have been spiced up with any kind of peppers in the filling too, but DD has a sore throat so I took pity on her and made it mild!

I don't think I've mentioned that we have a nice amount of Angus grass-fed beef in our freezer from a farmer who lives right up the road from us. It is just as tender and flavorful as anything we've ever tried and grass-fed is beginning to be looked at as a beef that has a lower incidence of E. coli contamination. A friend from church mentioned that her daughter was looking into this issue. After researching it a little, I found that it has to do with the environment that's established within the cows' systems as they're trying to process corn, which is not a naturally friendly food for them. Something to consider.

Well, this is all then.

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