Collard Green Burrito Wrap with Hoppin’ John Leftovers

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All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2013

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These guys are awesome!!!  Sure – I filled mine with even MORE leftover Hoppin’ John – but these could be made with any filling – warm or cold – that you prefer.  Maybe ground beef & rice or a chopped salad or beans & cheese.  Anything goes.  Stuff them with anything you would put in a burrito or a cold wrap or something with which you would stuff cabbage or bell peppers.  Top them with a red sauce and cheese or a meat sauce or dip them in a dressing or aioli.  These wraps are perfect for those not wanting the gluten or calories of a traditional wrap.  The collard greens are pretty substantial, too, and really stand up to some manhandling.  There is really no formal recipe to post.  The ones pictured here were stuffed with a blend of 3 cups of Hoppin’ John & 2 cups of cooked white rice.  I had more stuffing that the eight wraps I had required.  I then topped it with the heirloom tomato & avocado salsa of my Hoppin’ John Fritters post.

All you need to do is get some collard greens & cut the spine out.  Then immerse them in boiling water for about a minute, then plunge them into cold water.


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Take each leaf, cut it in half, overlap the sides, place a bit of filling on top, tuck the sides in & roll – continuing to tuck the sides.  In the case of a cold wrap – you are done.  Mine required heat so I put them in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.



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