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Tortilla meals

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:03 pm

Anyone have a good suggestion for a one-pot meal that can easily be spooned and served on a tortilla? I usually make refritos and will be using a Mountain House meal this trip, but need one more option. I've tried chicken and rice (too wet) and garlic couscous with salami (too dry). I don't need anything fancy. Thanks!
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Re: Tortilla meals

Postby freestone » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:00 pm

I do Cup-O-Soup chili and beans and thicken with couscous. Its a matter of trial and error to get the right thickness to meet your taste. I use this method in a cozy. I am assuming it is a flour tortilla and you are making a burrito. I keep mine wet and pour it on tortilla chips. The chips soak up the moisture and reconstitute to a soft tortilla. The chips are loaded with oil and salt so there is more caloric bang per ounce. I add my home grown Serrano chilies for added amperage. I also mix and match the Cup -O-Soup offerings for better variety.
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Re: Tortilla meals

Postby rlown » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:12 pm

hmm. tortilla trout wraps.. but that requires two pans.. one to warm the tortillas and the other to mix the trout, spices, mushrooms and rice for the filling..
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Re: Tortilla meals

Postby oldranger » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:14 pm

Russ,

I warm the tortillas by putting them on top of whatever I am cooking.

Carne...

Almost anything that cooks in a pot or bag can be spooned into a tortilla. I really like szechuan tacos!

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Re: Tortilla meals

Postby branuss04 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:15 pm

Last year I tried two new tortilla meals, chicken quesadilla and pizza.

CHICKEN QUESADILLA:
-Tortilla
-String cheese
-Chicken in foil bag
-Salsa packets
-Tortilla
(Heat with a little oil in pan, turn and eat)

PIZZA:
-Tortilla
-Salami or Pepperoni
-String Cheese
-Marinara packets
-Tortilla
(Heat with a little oil in pan, turn and eat)

Most ingredients were used for other meals, Both turned out really good, especially for some trail grub!
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Re: Tortilla meals

Postby Jimr » Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:47 pm

The chicken quesadilla sounds good and I already bring foiled chicken and tortillas. I think I'll modify it to brown the chicken, throw it in a tortilla along with the string cheese, roll it up and heat it until the cheese starts to melt, then add hot sauce as it's eaten. Yum.
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Re: Tortilla meals

Postby markskor » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:47 pm

If too thin for wraps...add a little instant powdered mashed potatoes (single serving packages - $1.00) to anything.
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Re: Tortilla meals

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:46 pm

I've used the Ramen & instant mash mix for tortillas and also Ride Sides. If I am on a short trip I really like to get some sort of Rice Side (the brand) and then mix in some meat and put it into a tortilla with allot of cheese. Mmmm.

My dad got a Mountain House meal that was just taco meat. It was very tasty.
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Re: Tortilla meals

Postby Jimr » Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:28 pm

If too thin for wraps...add a little instant powdered mashed potatoes (single serving packages - $1.00) to anything.


Hmmmm, reconstitute some dried veggies and you got chicken pot pie wraps. Just choose your sauce
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Re: Tortilla meals

Postby Carne_DelMuerto » Wed May 09, 2012 11:31 am

Nice ideas, all. Thanks!

branuss04, I'm going to steal those two recipes for the next trip. I assume you use the the small packaged string cheese sticks? Any issue with those going bad after a few days?

I'm thinking that for a 7 day trip, I probably can count on having tortillas for the first 3-4 days, but after that they could start molding. I recall one year we had mold after just 2 nights, but that might have just been bad luck.
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Re: Tortilla meals

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed May 09, 2012 4:57 pm

I normally use any sort of block cheese. It gets greasy but lasts for more then a week.

I also have taken string cheese for up to 9 days and it tasted fine.

I think I have done tortillas up to 9 days also without seeing any mold.
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