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Mushroom Burritos
serves 4

2 tablespoons oil
18 oz sliced mushrooms
2 medium onions, sliced
8 flour tortillas (see recipe below to make your own)
vegan mayonnaise
several lettuce leaves, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Making your own tortillas is one of those "kitchen tricks," like homemade pasta, that is both satisfying and impressive, as well as amazingly easy. Use the recipe below to make your own tortillas, or use your choice of store bought.

Heat the oil in a skillet and fry the mushrooms and onions over medium high heat until the onion is translucent and the mushrooms tender. Spread about half a tablespoon of mayo on each tortilla and then fill with the mushrooms and onions and some chopped lettuce. Salt and pepper to taste.

Tortillas
makes 8

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup water

Burrito shells are basically the same thing as chapati bread and couldn't be simpler to make.

These will turn out just a bit less pliable than the packaged flour tortillas.
In a bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Add the oil and stir to distribute evenly. Pour the water in a bit at a time, kneading it into the flour. On a floured surface, knead the bread for about 3 minutes. Place in a covered bowl to rest for 15-20 minutes.

Cut into eight equal pieces and roll each piece to about six inches across. Perfectly round is a good shape to aim for, but they taste just as good if they're a bit lop sided like mine.

Heat a nonstick pan over medium high heat. Place a tortilla in the pan and let it heat until bubbles start forming inside the dough. Check the underside and flip when just lightly browned. There will be some darker brown spots in places. Repeat on the other side making sure the dough is cooked through in the center. There will probably be quite a few bubbles or pockets, and if the heat gets high the dough can even expand like a balloon. The bubbles will flatten out once off the heat. 

Remove to a plate and cover with a towel to retain the heat.

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