Barburritos ~ Gluten Free, Frugal, and Easy

I have been making and thoroughly enjoying these wonderful creations of yumminess for well over 20 years!

The first time that I heard about them from a co-worker, I thought either her taste buds were a little “off” or she was pregnant.  😉  But believe me. These are crazy good and you don’t have to be a bit “off” or pregnant to enjoy them. 😉 These taste like a whole summer barbecue meal in one handheld tortilla.

Anytime that I am making a pork roast, I make it much larger than we need for just one meal. I always make sure that I have these ingredients ready to make a good portion of the leftovers into Barburritos. I often also make some of it into pulled pork tacos or burritos. After the pork roast has been cooked, these Barburritos and pork tacos or burritos take merely minutes to make.

I usually make my pork shoulder roast in my crock pot and cook it until it is falling apart so that it is extremely quick and easy to pull apart with a couple of forks. You can make these Barburritos with pork roast that is not pulled if you cut it into really small pieces, but I think it tastes better (the barbecue sauce becomes “one” better with the pork) and it is definitely easier to eat. You can also make this with a beef roast, but the pork is tastier, in my opinion, plus it is usually more frugal.

I like to use baked beans that have some style of their own. When I once used some basic baked beans to make sure that they would not be fighting the barbecue taste, the Barburritos were not nearly as delicious. I recommend a higher quality variety like one of the more interesting Bush’s Baked Beans, but make sure that the one you pick is gluten free, if necessary.

I love to use KC Masterpiece barbecue sauce on these Barburritos, because being born and raised in the Kansas City, Missouri, area… this girl knows her barbecue sauce. In my opinion, high quality Kansas City style barbecue sauces are definitely the best. If you have another favorite, feel free to use that one. I would probably avoid any that are overly sweet, though.

Inside the Barburritos

 

Barburritos
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Ingredients
  1. Pulled Pork Roast (Read directions to judge how much is needed.)
  2. Barbecue Sauce ~ Gluten Free, if necessary ~ I use KC Masterpiece
  3. Baked Beans ~ Gluten Free, if necessary ~ I use my hubby's Bourbon Baked Beans!
  4. Creamy Cole Slaw
  5. Flour Tortillas ~ Gluten Free, if necessary ~ I use Mission's Gluten Free Flour Tortillas
Instructions
  1. Pull the pork roast, if not already done. Place the pork into a large skillet and begin heating over a medium-high heat.
  2. Thoroughly coat all of the pork with barbecue sauce without making it soupy. I have found that if I pretty much cover the bottom of my skillet (about 3/4 to 1 inch high), then it takes a whole regular size bottle of KC Masterpiece. I add a little water to the bottle at the end and shake it well to get every last bit of sauce out of the bottle.
  3. Continue to heat the barbecue pork until well-heated through.
  4. Heat your baked beans.
  5. Assemble your Barburritos: Place barbecued pork along the center first. Top with some baked beans (make sure you do not add much of the sauce or they will be soggy). Then add some creamy cole slaw (again... do not add much sauce , if any). Close up the Barburrito like you would a traditional burrito.
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