All hail the mighty Mac & Churrito!
Sometimes I have a wild and crazy idea and think, “Hey, I should actually go do that RIGHT NOW!”
This is one of those ideas. And it truly is wild and crazy. And carb-filled, too.
I recently had leftover gluten-free macaroni and cheese waiting for me in the fridge, and alongside it was one remaining Udi’s tortilla. I eyed them up for a hot second, thought, “I wonder if this will really work?” and then was like, “Screw it, if it doesn’t work, I’ll just eat it all with a fork.” And so I pulled them and some extra cheese out of the fridge to make a ridiculously easy and astoundingly cheesy lunch.
Behold…the Mac & Churrito. (Who says gluten-free can’t be gluttonous?)
What’s a Mac & Churrito, you ask? It’s a mac and cheese burrito, of course! It’s so easy to make, and really delicious to enjoy at lunchtime. Here’s how you can make it using leftovers and fridge/pantry staples.
- Leftover gluten-free macaroni and cheese
- One Udi’s gluten-free tortilla
- Two slices of cheese (I used cheddar, but you can use whatever kind you like!)
- Three toothpicks
- In a microwave-safe container, microwave your leftover macaroni and cheese to the desired temperature.
- Put your tortilla on a plate. Put the two slices of cheese next to each other across the middle of the tortilla.
- Then microwave the tortilla with cheese for about 20 seconds on high–enough to melt the cheese a little and warm up the cheese a bit. Having the tortilla warmer (but not TOO warm!) will help you roll your “churrito,” while the slightly-melted cheese will act as a binder, helping to keep the mac and cheese in place.
- Place your macaroni and cheese in a horizontal line across the middle of your tortilla (basically on top of where the sliced cheese is). Make your line of mac and cheese about 2/3 of the width of the sliced cheese.
- Roll up your mac & churrito. Be careful and roll slowly so the tortilla doesn’t rip or break. Once you have it in place, hold it there for a few seconds and then take your toothpicks and secure it on the left side, right side, and middle so the churrito holds together.
- Cut your churrito into thirds (you want to eat this in smaller pieces–you do NOT want to pick this thing up whole and try to eat it). Make sure that you have a toothpick in each third to hold it together.
- Eat and enjoy!
Serves one (I’m sure it could feed more, but c’mon…like hell you’re sharing.)