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Julie Ingebretsen's Norwegian Burritos



Norwegian Burritos image from "Ingebretsen's Saga" (2011)

photo ©2011 by Ingebretsen's Gift Shop, Inc. Reprinted with permission.
Julie Ingebretsen contributed this phenomenal "fusion" recipe for Norwegian Burritos to Anne Gillespie Lewis' must-have cookbook, Ingebretsen's Saga: A Family, A Store, A Legacy of Food. As Lewis notes in her introduction to the cookbook's lefse section, "What would we do without lefse? It was a wrap before the wrap concept was invented. Lefse usually comes to mind when Christmas approaches ... but lefse's not just for Christmas anymore!" Julie's burrito recipe - like much of Norwegian cooking, elegant in its simplicity, exemplifies the brilliant ways that Scandinavian-American cooks are using beloved traditional Nordic ingredients in delicious multicultural dishes like burritos. Julie notes that "amounts may be varied, depending on how big you want the burritos. The bigger, the messier, however - so keep knives and forks handy! Makes six."

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 3 sheets of lefse, cut in two 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1/4 lb. smoked salmon (an Ingebretsen specialty), flaked
  • 1 1/2 c. chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped cilantro, to taste


Spread sour cream in a thin layer over the lefse. Fill with smoked salmon, tomato and a sprinkling of cilantro, roll up and serve.

Per Serving: Calories 150, Calories from Fat 73, Total Fat 8.1g 12%, Saturated Fat 4.0g 20%, Trans Fat 0.0g, Cholesterol 19mg 6%, Sodium 691mg 29%, Total Carbohydrates 11.8g 4%, Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%, Sugars 3.8g, Protein 6.6g, Vitamin A 14%, Vitamin C 12%, Calcium 4%, Iron 4%

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