Lightly crisped Super Soft tortillas stuffed with fresh strawberry and a sweet cream cheese filling. So easy and delicious to make, perfect for fall family gatherings and football events!
Y'all, when you think of childhood...do you have memories that surround a certain dish or meal? I sure do. Tortilla's are straight from my childhood. Using Mission® Super Soft Flour Tortillas is nothing short of fun, for me!
Growing up in a family of 12, the grocery budget was a bit tight. My mother was always thinking about new and interesting ways to feed us kids. Flour tortillas were one of her secrets.
Not only are Mission tortilla'ss budget-friendly...they are fun! We loved the softness of them, my mom loved that you could find them in the bread aisle, easily.
We had stacks of Super Soft tortillas on the kitchen counter on any given day. Looking back to those years, I can't imagine how she kept that stack constantly supplied without me noticing. But she did. It was the never-ending magical stack of tortillas.
And oh did we fill those with everything we could think of.
Breakfast burritos, PB & J roll-ups, tacos, cinnamon & sugar, lunch meat, and even hot-dogs. Tortillas made everything fun.
We would take them out for picnics, serve them when playing "restaurant", and serve them for pretend wedding receptions.
One of our favorites was fresh fruit, cream cheese, and cinnamon. And mom would let me, the oldest, pull out a pan and fry the tortilla crispy around the edges. Sooo good!
I remember my siblings having a difficult time waiting the extra few minutes for them to come out of the pan. And, of course, I burned a good many. Not that anybody cared. As soon as I set it on the plate...a grubby hand would grab it, yell about it being too hot (which, I would in turn yell they didn't let it cool), and run off.
Some days, I sat at the stove for what felt like HOURS (it was probably only 15 minutes) making burritos. They would be gone as soon as I put them down. Darn siblings.
Now that we are adults, we don't eat every meal stuffed into a tortilla. But, I'll admit, I still find tortillas super fun and easy. And giggle, a bit, when I stuff something unconventional into them and feed it to my family.
And every fall, when football season starts, and my siblings make the weekly trek to my house to watch our favorite MN team (SKOL!) ... I pull out tortillas and make these strawberry burritos, as we lovingly call them.
We watch our hometown team, snack on treats we've been enjoying for decades, and talk about all the things you can put into tortillas.
They still try to take them before they are cooled. But, I don't mind. It's such a great memory, after all.
Just like when we were kids.
Funny how things change, but don't really change.
Now, of course, my kids are able to add to the list of tortilla possibilities, help make up our strawberry burritos, and even tell you who's who on the football team.
The fall football season isn't so much about the football as it is about family and friends. Enjoying each other's company, creating new memories, and remembering old, gathering generations together, and simply having fun together.
Honestly, football season is my favorite time of year. I can guarantee that no matter what has gone on that year, where we have traveled to, what relationships have changed, what jobs have changed, even where someone has moved to...football will bring us together for a few months.
Some siblings will watch at my house, some will video-chat in for the day, others will text and call to yell and complain about calls, and others will catch up later in the week about the game.
Football is a constant, in my family. A constant glue that keeps our giant, independent family coming together.
I know, I'm such a sap. But, I wanted to share this recipe with you all. And a bit of why it's special to me. Maybe you'll try making it this football season? And have your family make a fun list of what they would wrap a tortilla around?
And think about the oldest of 10 kids, growing up making these strawberry burritos. 40 years later...STILL making them.
The recipe has grown-up, a bit. Not much. You can't really stray too far from Mission Super Soft flour tortillas, fruit, and cream cheese, can you? But, I've added a bit of balsamic vinegar, ginger, and swapped the butter for olive oil.
These sweet burritos are still full of childhood fun, sweet flavor, and ease.
easy Strawberry Burritos
- 8 8 inch Mission® Super Soft Flour Tortillas
- 1 pkg cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest optional
- 2 tablespoons basil, chopped
- 16 strawberries, fresh about a pint
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Beat everything but the tortillas, strawberries, vinegar, and oil together.
- Remove the tops and slice the strawberries.
- Spread about ¼ cup cream cheese mixture on the center of the tortilla.
- Top with 2 sliced strawberries.
- Roll up into a burrito (fold in the sides about 1 inch, then bring the bottom up and around, tucking it under. And then the top around, tucking under.)
- Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil on a large skillet on the stove on medium heat.
- Meanwhile, mix the oil and vinegar together.
- Add the burritos to the hot pan and brush the tops with the oil mixture.
- Cook for about 1 minutes on each side on medium-high heat. Watch the temperature, though. They can burn quickly. You want them to get golden brown fairly quickly, without burning.
- Remove from the pan and sprinkle with sugar. Serve either warm, or cold with fresh whipped cream and basil.