Trader Joe’s carries this really yummy Soy Chorizo, you must try it if you haven’t yet. I personally can’t taste the difference between it and ‘real’chorizo. TJ’s version comes wrapped in casing that must be removed before cooking, and then all you have to do it heat it and eat it – very simple.
Since we had remaining TJ Brown Rice Tortillas, I decided to make burritos again for dinner last night. They were fried corn and chorizo burritos with pinto beans! Have you ever had fried corn? It’s so tasty. You just drain the can and pour into a heated pan with olive oil. I flavor mine with Goya Adobo and garlic powder. It usually takes about 10 minutes to fry it to a nice golden brown crisp. At that point, I add in 1/2 package of the chorizo, mix it up well, add in about 1/4 cup of water, stir, and let cook on med-low for about 5 minutes.
I loaded up my burrito with some of the corn chorizo mix, a couple spoonful’s of beans, green chiles and some cheese. Like anything, you can get as creative as you want. You can add potatoes, rice, or even vegetables. Whatever your pleasure!
- A serving of the TJ’s Soy Chorizo is 70g and 3 weight watcher points (The package is 12 oz., and I only use 6 oz. in the corn. One serving is about 3 oz. and a burrito takes just a portion of that).
- A serving of ‘plain’ cooked pinto beans is 1/2 cup and 1 point. You probably will only use 1/4 cup on your burrito if even that.
- A serving of corn is 1/2 cup and 1 point. Again, you only use a portion of this on a burrito. Afterall, your burrito can only hold so much!
We already know from my previous post that 1 brown rice tortilla is 2 points and a serving of the Follow Your Heart Cheddar Cheese is 2 points – green chiles are 0 points (and also calculate the olive oil you use in the pan to fry the corn), so I value this burrito at about 5.5 weight watcher points.
Bring MEXICO to your house tonight – 🙂 Arriba – Mary’s Mexican Grill!
Spicy ME-gan love to you,