A couple of weeks ago I shared with you a recipe for Carnitas Tamales. As you might recall I used the carnitas recipe found on the Healthy Food for Living blog. This recipe was really inspiring. It was awesome to find such a lean meat used in such a flavorful way. It is also a great use for pork loin, which is often used only in a roast scenario. I have made some great grilled pork loins, but this method is just new and fun. I adapted the original recipe a bit and I am using it here. Next I think I will try using the loin to make pork barbacoa.
But this post really in not about the carnitas, much like with the tamale recipe, this is about the vehicle. Last time we used masa, tonight we use tortillas. Now, we just love making burritos, but recently we have just loved making anything burrito, into a panini. So here we have Carnitas Panini Burritos.
This recipe should make enough for 4.
1 recipe Carnitas
1 recipe Mexican Potatoes
1 orange pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 large orange pepper, thinly sliced (really you can use whatever color you want)
1/2 C green cabbage, thinly sliced
1 16 oz can refried beans, vegetarian
4 oz shredded cheese (pepper jack or cheddar—to be honest we used more than 1 oz per burrito…your call)
4 burrito sized flour tortillas
Sour cream, lime, cilantro
Sautee onions and peppers over medium-high heat for three minutes. Just until they start to soften. Warm beans in a small pot. Heat panini pan over medium heat. Assemble burritos and seal with cheese. Panini away!
Here is a step-by-step on how build a burrito.