Themed out Thursday: Mexican!

Themed out Thursday: Mexican!

September 23, 2010  |  Eats

I love Mexican food.

The gooey cheese. Tomatoes. Refried (none of that healthy black bean business!) beans, sour cream, guacamole….

Did I mention the oozing, melty cheese??

**stomach growls**

Can someone make me a breakfast burrito? Hehehe.

So the coworkers have been chattering madly about Mexican week for a while now.  This theme was actually one of the pioneering ideas for our Themed out Thursdays, but for whatever reason, we ended up pushing it back.

What was I thinking?

Guess I had to pay homage to my motherland first! Hahaha.

Ok, enough jibber jabber, let’s cut to the chase.┬áThe spread:

Flour Tortillas. You know, I’ve never ever seen this brand before. No idea where my coworker shops, but it’s not Safeway.

El Toro! (Flour tortillas)

Vegetarian refried beans. Cooked up with cumin and some chili powder, for a subtle kick.

Yes, I said vegetarian.
Yes. This sparked a debate among us about whether or not a non-vegetarian version exists.

And yes, I was right in my thinking that the fact that they labeled the can “vegetarian” means there’s a meat-a-tarian version around. (Thank you google!)

For those that are curious: the non-veggie version is cooked in lard and mixed with beef broth. No bacon grease, though. Hahaha.

Vegetarian refried beans

The ground beef:

It smelled amazing, and everyone gobbled it down!

Ground beef with taco seasoning

My favorites, the veggies!

Onions. Tomatoes. Lettuce.

Diced onionsDiced tomatoesChopped lettuce

Yes, I made the photos of the veggies smaller.

They’re vegetables, after all, and as much as I love them…they’re not so glorious when given the lime light.

Vegetarian or not, I don’t feel bad! Hahaha.

Moving on to more lime light worthy subjects:

Sour Cream:

Sour Cream



And yes, packaged Mexican cheese.

I know. We should’ve grated up some fresh cheddar and jack, but alas, I was not in charge of the cheese.

My only requirement was that it gets melty, and these do just fine. :D

Mexican 4 cheese and cheddar/jack blends

You know, the hardest part about burritos…

Nan's Burrito

Would have to be getting them to close

Burrito with fillings

WITHOUT having them fall apart!

Burrito falling apart!


If all else fails, just remember to bring a bag of these to clean up the burrito mess with:

Tortilla chips

Finished up our lunch with dessert:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake bars!

Choco Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars

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  1. Great pics as always. I’ve gotta make me some soon!

  2. Oh Mexican, that’s a good one! I love homemade bean burritos with all the lettuce and tomatoes and sour cream. Mmm…sour cream! Look delicious!!

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