This sounds like a wonderful tropical version of classic chicken burrito. I found this at Real MOM Kitchen posted by Laura. This recipe makes a lot and has freezing tips for OMC. As we are currently in the middle of playing spring PAC have not gotten a chance to make so the times are estimates.
- 6 chicken breasts
- 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
- 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cups salsa (needs to be medium heat or it will be too balance out well)
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder
- salt and pepper
- 10 -12 burrito-size flour tortillas
- 2 (10 ounce) cans green enchilada sauce
- 2 cups Mexican blend cheese, shredded
- Place the chicken in the crock pot and top with the pineapple, beans, and salsa. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- Remove the chicken and shred. Mix the chicken back into the pineapple/bean mixture.
- Mix the cumin, garlic, onion, salt and pepper into the rice and add to the chicken bean mixture.
- Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
- Use half the mixture to fill 5-6 of the burrito size tortillas. Allow the other half of the mixture to cool for freezing.
- Place the 5-6 made up burritos in a 9x13 pan. Pour 1 can of the green enchilada sauce over the burritos.
- Top with 1 cup of the shredded cheese and place in middle rack of oven and bake until the cheese is nicely melted.
- TIP: Place the remaining cooled filling mixture in a gallon sized freezer bag and freeze for another meal. Then place remaining Tortillas and shredded cheese in separate freezer bags for freezing.
- To use thaw all three bags. Then follow steps 4-7.
Wow! This was really unique stuffing for burritos, and everybody loved them. I tasted the filling beforehand and it was kind of bland for my group of eaters, so I added some jerk seasoning and some cayenne for kick. That made it delicious. I halved the recipe because I had no room or time for freezing, but daughter will definitely take the other half home next time! Half the recipe filled 6 burritos squeezed into a 9X13. My rice was leftover and had a bit of seasoning in it already, but it was from a Caribbean recipe, so the flavors blended well. With the added spices I will make this again, it is a keeper for sure! ZWT9