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Monday, May 18, 2009

recipes of the week: kristi's famous burritos

my friend kristi came up with this delicious recipe that her husband loves and we decided we just had to try it! it was yummy and a great vegetarian option!! mmm....

kristi's famous burritos
8 servings

1 package instant spanish rice, cooked (any kind will work - you should be able to get it for about $0.60. homemade spanish rice would be delicious too - you choose!)
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 an onion, chopped
1 jalapeno (my addition), chopped
dash of olive oil
1 can black beans, rinse and drained
cumin, garlic salt and pepper, to taste
8 flour tortillas
green enchilada sauce
shredded cheese

1. cook spanish rice according to directions. while spanish rice is cooking, add a dash of olive oil to large skillet and heat oil. add green pepper, onion and jalapeno to skillet and cook until tender, abuot 5 minutes.
2. add black beans to skillet and season the mixture to taste with cumin, garlic salt and pepper. add spanish rice when done. mix well.
3. fill flour tortillas with a generous helping of filling and place in a 13x9" glass baking dish. spoon enchilada sauce over the top then top with desired amount of cheese. bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

top with any topping that sounds good to you. we ate ours with a little bit of sour cream and hot sauce for a little extra kick. enjoy!


Kristi said...

Yay! I'm famous. I'm so glad that you liked them. How's Cedar? How are babies #1 and #2?

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy. I'll have to try it!

The Lorenzen'z said...

Trying it tonight. I'm excited :o)

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