Rotel burritos and a question

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m always looking for more ways to sneak Ro-tel into my life. This is my latest method! It’s insanely quick and easy and quite tasty, if I do say so myself.

Rotel burritos


  • 1 lb. Velveeta
  • 1 can Ro-tel
  • 1 lb. sausage, browned and crumbled
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • Shredded cheese
  • Cooking spray (like Pam)
  • 1 can Ro-tel sauce (optional, but highly recommended)


  1. Essentially, make Ro-tel dip: heat the Velveeta and Ro-tel in a microwave or carefully-watched saucepan, then stir in browned sausage. That’s your filling! If you let it cool a bit it will thicken up and be easier to handle for filling the tortillas
  2. Briefly heat the flour tortillas in the microwave — about 10 seconds — wrapped in a wet paper towel so you can bend them without breaking them. Put about 1/4 cup of filling in each tortilla, roll, and put seam-side down in a sprayed baking dish
  3. Spray tops of burritos with cooking spray (this helps them crisp up in the oven), then top with shredded cheese and Ro-tel sauce
  4. Bake at 350F for 30-40 minutes or until top is lightly browned and cheese on top is melted

And now for the question:

If you read OPK without the use of a reader, you may have noticed that I removed the advertisements from the blog. While there was nothing particularly terrible on the ads, they just weren’t always for food that I would use and I felt weird about that — implied endorsement and all.

I do get offers from time to time for companies wanting me to do a review/giveaway. A lot of these I skip over outright; if it’s not something I’m already using or would use anyway, it’s not going to show up here.

For those that I do or would use, though (like this recipe — I use and love Ro-tel, but this post is not sponsored by them in any way): how do you feel about reviews and giveaways? Fun to try to win something? Icky and you’d rather not see it?

The point of this blog, aside from having a place where my addled-brain self can find my recipes, is for y’all to enjoy and find something to cook, so I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

Thank you!

3 comments to Rotel burritos and a question

  • these sound gooooood! in terms of reviews/giveaways, i don’t hate ‘em, but they’re not my favorite. i feel like a lot of them come across sort of sales-y, which is why i rarely do them anymore.

  • You’ve GOT to be kidding me. These look so freakin’ good for those nights you just want something sooo bad it’s good. Our favorite go-to cheesy party food is Hot Damn [Velveeta + Rotel + Jimmy Deans + Crockpot. Enjoy!]. This is totes happening next.

    Ditto to Amy – I hate when the reviews/giveaways feel staged. If they come across from an organic/natural spot where it seems like you really do use those products in your normal every day life, I’m all for it!

  • I’ve made these twice since you posted them. Yum!

    As far as reviews and giveaways….if it’s a product you actually use and enjoy, then why not share the love?

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