Are you ready for some football?!?! This Saturday begins the college season for us and while we are still frantically moving the kids in with us and rearranging the entire house, all will stop for a few hours on Saturday to watch the University of Oklahoma play a game of football. Half the kids are already here so we hope the others will come – and I will be in charge of food. I make spicy for several but there are those who really do not care for hot food so I came up with something different. I wanted to try it several different ways before I posted it and you are going to be surprised at how versatile this dish is!
First, I hope you will go read (and please comment!) on my very last post as the Oklahoma Woman Blogger of the month for August. It’s important to me that I go out with a bang so please take a moment to go here and read about why I became a blogger – and a lot about my beloved Nana of course! 🙂
Back to the recipe. Here’s what you are going to need:
Tailgating – BBQ Burritos
BBQ chicken – homemade, frozen chicken wings, or grocery-store bought. I used homemade this time but any will work.
2 Cups shredded cheese – your favorite kind. I would love Mozzarella, but I had Mexican Blend so I used that.
10 flour tortillas.
Set up your steamer because they are ALWAYS better steamed!
Shred up your chicken or pull it off the bone.
Put a little on the tortilla followed by some shredded cheese like this:
Roll it up like this:
Wrap foil around and steam in a steamer like this for 30 minutes.
The greatest thing about these? You can do everything and store in the fridge the day before and then steam the day of the event.
Or, you can go all the way to the wrap in foil step and then throw them in a Ziploc bag and place in the freezer until the day of event. That morning take them out of freezer and let them thaw and then steam for 30 minutes. Perfect! I know because I did it just to make sure. How easy is that? You can make these on Sunday evening for a Thursday night varsity game, Friday night High School game, Saturday college or Sunday Pro game. Seriously – you gotta’ try it!
I’m headed to a town nearly 3 hours away to speak to come caregivers. Luckily, Mr. Picky Eater is taking a break from moving the kids today and is driving me…..he worries and I smile. 🙂
I took a huge bite out of this one! It was sooooooooo good!!
I’m partying here this weekend~! http://www.thecountrycook.net/2013/09/weekend-potluck-84.html#more
Anita at Hungry Couple
I have to admit that I’m not much of a football fan…or any sport, for that matter. But I’ll come and eat these while you all watch the game. 🙂
Thanks Anita! Wow – something is so wrong with my computer or my website because I didn’t have any of these comments on my dashboard. Makes me look rude! You could make us a bunch of martinis and eventually we wouldn’t care about the game!
Make room, I’m coming to your house on Saturday! While I basically day dream during football, I’m all about the food! This looks fantastic!
You could makes us other snacks while we watch the game! 🙂 You really would love these and the good part is that since they are wrapped up, the kids won’t be messy with ’em!
Oh my- I love when I learn something new and fantastic! I never knew your could steam them- duh! This is such a great idea. And I LOVE football, but I’m a weirdo ’cause I root for the underdog (Seahawks). I’ll be making these for my next game 🙂
looks good! Though I’m still in denial and say it is still summer. Fall schmall 😉
I LOVE fall!! Of course mostly because my birthday is in the fall!
Choc Chip Uru
My family is a massive sports fan, albeit, not football but in general, so I’m sure if I made this delish recipe, they would be thrilled 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
You could take it on your undercover adventures in case the place is really really bad!!
Congrats again on August blogger of the month. Good luck with the moving. I can’t believe it is fb season.
Love the steamer idea too.
They are so good steamed! I asked this Mexican lady why her burritos were always so tender and tasty – she said she steamed them just like her tamales. I started doing it too. I made breakfast burritos one morning when Wonder Boy was here and he told me they were the best thing he ever ate! haha!
now at home mom
yum! I love these, they remind me of when I used to live with my parents, my mom always prepared us something similar & delicious like yours (I love them very hot!) 🙂
I hope you guys will enjoy the game & having your kids around too 🙂
Kelli, wish you a great trip for the speech you will do
& just left a comment for your feature, congrats again! (August blogger) 🙂
Thanks so much Ingrid! We are finally home – exhausted! Thank goodness he drove…..I am beat and my old knees hurt from sitting in the car so long with the air conditioner on them – it’s awful to get old! 🙂 xoxoxo
now at home mom
🙂 glad to hear you are back & exhausted but well! 🙂
I’m excited for football to start… and to eat these burritos! They look delicious, and I believe anything is better wrapped in a tortilla 😉
Good luck with the moving. Hopefully they can get settled soon.
Thanks Pam – they are all moved in it’s just everywhere all over the house! Football starts for us in about 4 hours and traffic is the worst I’ve ever seen it! Glad we are at home in the air conditioning.
Those look delicious, Kelli, and I love the make ahead aspect. That would be all kinds of handy if you have a bunch of folks to feed.
And they aren’t messy either! That’s the best part. Messy Rocket can be something to deal with! 🙂
Alison (@ Secondhand Fancy)
Those look so, so good – but I’m a vegetarian. I suppose there’s no reason why I couldn’t make them with veggie “chicken”, right?
Right! My in-laws are vegetarian and she uses something called Fri-Chick and then covers and bakes with BBQ sauce!
I think ALL our football teams lost this weekend…but I’m still looking forward to our first tailgate! I think it may be in November, though, with our crazy schedules. I’ll definitely need to bring some hot food…and your BBQ burritos would be perfect!!!
Lisa @ HappyGirlThrift
We are not big football fans but I may have to try this recipe! Looks yummy!
Thank you so much!