Hi guys! Do you know what last night was?
Go To Mexico Night!
Holy Toldeo. For Top Chef University I decided to skip around and enter the Grilling portion of Cooking Techniques. And the recipe for: GRILLED MEXICAN STREET CORN had me at Hello! Then I thought we can’t just eat corn for dinner… so I also made Turkey Bean Burritos.
It was an epic night. I tried to invite all of you over on Twitter, but you all thought I was kidding… :(
My brother has charged me with the job of Chief Burrito Maker from now until the end of eternity. (THAT’S HOW GOOD THOSE TURKEY BURRITOS WERE) It’s a big responsibility but I take it whole heartedly and I’m ready to serve the family with my burrito making skills of awesome.
Some things I’d never done when making Grilled Mexican Street Corn:
- I bought and used queso fresco… I didn’t even know where it was in the market.
- I grilled corn
- mayonnaise on corn is AWESOME-SAUCE!
The corn was a hit too… Let’s not forget about it. I only want to have Grilled Mexican Street Corn from now on.
Turkey Bean Burritos
Makes 6 burritos. Takes 15 minutes. This photo does NOT do it justice.
Here’s the Mis en Place.
The key to this recipe and all it’s awesomness is to not add all that water to the taco meat like the seasoning packet suggests. Just trust me!
The mixture will look dry at first. But as the taco meat cooks fat and liquid is released and it’ll be perfect.
I turned the heat off then added the cheese and beans so the cheese was ‘just melty’ not all melted and messy.
TACO MAKING STATION:
Ahaha. I’m eating one right now for breakfast…
Grilled Mexican Street Corn
Makes 6 ears of corn. Takes 30 minutes.
I was freaking out in the grocery store, to the point of tears, because I couldn’t find Queso Fresco. I went to both cheese areas, and couldn’t find it. Finally I asked a guy who didn’t know. Luckily my checker knew exactly where it was… the end of aisle 16… but really it was at the end of 18.
Grilling the corn made an insane amount of smoke in my kitchen. If I had smoke detectors I’d have been in trouble.
The corn turned out to be a major attention whore so here’s a montage…
I know next time I invite you over you’ll come… right?!