Waffle-ritos: And How to Use Up the Food You Already Have in Your House
Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
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Serves: 4
  • Waffles:
  • 2 cups cornmeal
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ cup frozen corn
  • 1 ½ cups plain yogurt (could also use up buttermilk or sour cream here)
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • Toppings (pick your favorites or work with what you have on hand):
  • 1 15-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed (or 2 cups homemade black beans)
  • 1-2 cups diced cooked chicken (or another protein)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • Chopped vegetables of your choice (tomatoes, lettuce/greens, bell peppers, green onion, avocado, leftover roasted vegetables, etc.)
  • Salsa or hot sauce
  • Chili powder, garlic powder, and oregano can all be used to season the beans and meat, if desired.
  • Extra virgin olive oil to drizzle on meat, if cooking.
  1. To make the waffles:
  2. Spray your waffle iron with cooking spray and set it up to preheat.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, corn starch, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and chili powder and mix it well.
  4. Mix in the frozen corn. Then mix in the wet ingredients and stir until well combined.
  5. When your waffle iron is ready, start making your waffles, setting a timer for each waffle so you don’t forget them but can also work on preparing the toppings at the same time.
  6. To make the toppings:
  7. If you will be cooking chicken, preheat the oven to 425.
  8. If you will be cooking chicken, line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay your meat on top. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and chili powder. Place in the oven and set a timer for 20 minutes.
  9. Put your beans into a small saucepan and warm over a medium-low heat. If you are using canned beans you can add extra flavor by seasoning with chili powder, oregano, and/or garlic powder, if you wish.
  10. Prepare your vegetable toppings and grate your cheese.
Recipe by The Balanced Kitchen at http://www.balancedkitchen.com/2017/03/waffleritos/