Brrr-itos to warm your tummy this winter

Recipe Excerpt:Let’s be honest… it’s hard to feel inspired to eat healthy when we’re in hibernation mode. We want that comfort food – but without the guilt! These Mexican treats are full of warming spices to help speed up sluggish winter digestion and metabolisms, while nourishing your body with some veggies and packing a good protein punch. This recipe is made with Fry’s vegan strips, but will work just as well with tender beef or chicken strips. Magnifico! 

Course: Entree 

Cuisine: Mexican (Vegetarian) 

Difficulty: Easy 

Preparation Time: 10min 

Cooking Time: 15min 

Total Time: 25min 

Servings: Makes 8 burritos 


5 ripe tomatoes, diced 

1 medium onion, finely chopped 

3 cloves garlic, crushed & chopped 

60ml olive oil (for frying) 

Fry’s Chunky Strips / Chicken-style strips (or 300g actual beef or chicken strips) 

½ head of lettuce, cut in strips 

8 large tortillas 

2tbs sesame seeds 

1tbs paprika 

1tsp mustard powder 

1tsp cumin seeds 

1tbs Ina Paarman Vegetable Stock Powder 

1tsp black pepper 

1tsp salt 

1tbs brown sugar 

8 twists of Pick n Pay Chilli Explosion (or a pinch of chilli / cayenne pepper) 

1tsp Chicken Spice (if using Fry’s strips/actual chicken) or steak & chop spice (if using beef strips) 

250ml Sour Cream 

2 ripe avocados (optional) 

Method / Instructions:  

Heat 30ml olive oil in a frying pan. 

Add chopped onions & garlic to pan and lightly brown. 

Add chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper, paprika, mustard powder, cumin seeds, brown sugar and vegetable stock powder and fry on medium-high heat with the lid off until tomatoes are thoroughly cooked and most of the water had evaporated. 

In a separate pan, heat the rest of the olive oil and add chunky strips.  

Sprinkle with chicken spice / steak & chop spice, salt and pepper to taste and add sesame seeds. 

Fry over medium heat until cooked and browned. 

Pack lettuce strips, tomato-onion mixture and meaty strips in layers in the middle of tortillas.  

Add a dollop of sour cream. Add thinly sliced avocado (optional) and sprinkle with salt & pepper if desired. 

Wrap tortillas tightly and enjoy! 

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