Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Spicy Bean Burritos

Well, I promised that I would be making more quick and easy weeknight meals, and that is exactly what I have been doing lately! It is pretty sad that my weekdays are filled with work and my weekends are filled with school work. I can thank my online professor for posting assignments on a Saturday that are due by Monday. Who does that? Not me. I make spicy bean burritos.

I have made this meal several times in the past year or so. Just like the spicy sesame noodles, this recipe is great when I am pressed for time (spicy is a common theme). The meal takes about 20 minutes or less to make from start to finish. These burritos are easy to make and they are healthy. And of course they are super tasty! Serve the burritos with your favorite mexican sides - I like to serve mine with chips and homemade salsa. Delicious!

Recipe for Spicy Bean Burritos

For the beans:
1 Tbsp. of canola oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp. of cumin powder
1/2 tsp. of chili powder
1/8 tsp. (or less) of cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. of salt
1 tsp. of chopped chiles in adobo sauce
1 tsp. of sauce from the chiles
2 cans of black beans, drained
1 can of kidney beans, drained
1/3 cup of chicken broth
6 Tbsp. of super salsa (or jarred salsa)
For serving:
6-inch (or larger) flour tortillas
Shredded cheddar cheese
Chopped tomatoes
Black olive slices
Chopped avocados
(or other favorite burrito toppings - lettuce, sour cream, green onions, etc.)

Add the oil to a large skillet. Put the skillet over medium heat. Once oil has become hot, add in the garlic, cumin powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, chiles in adobo sauce, and adobo sauce. Stir, and let the spices simmer for about 45 seconds. Add in the beans and broth. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Once the mixture boils, reduce the heat to medium-low and allow it to simmer for 12 - 15 minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat. Mix in the salsa and use a fork to mash the beans to desired consistency.

Lightly zap the tortillas in the microwave by heating them on low for about 30 seconds. Then scoop bean mixture down the middle of each flour tortilla. Top with cheese, chopped tomatoes, black olives, avocado, and more salsa (or your favorite toppings). Fold tortillas and serve. Enjoy!

Recipe Source: Pink Parsley Catering, originally from Cooking Light

The burritos tasted great with some tortilla chips and homemade salsa on the side. If you are looking for a good salsa with lots of kick, check out the recipe for super salsa!

1 comment:

  1. I'm always in need of a quick and easy meal. Your Spicy Bean Burritos look so tasty! Thanks for sharing your recipe. :)


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