Monday, April 6, 2009

Meatless Monday - Easy Black Bean Burritos

In order for me to cook I need recipes that have the following qualities or forget it: convenience, the minimum number of ingredients and the least time needed for preparation. Easy Black Bean Burritos fits the bill for all of my requirements and is also meatless to boot! These are great for a quick supper or take them with you for lunch.
1 15-oz. can vegetarian refried black beans
4 flour tortillas
2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
2 tomatoes, sliced
2 green onions, sliced
1/2 avocado, sliced
1/2 cup salsa
(and if your cholesterol is low spring for some shredded cheddar!)
1. Heat the black beans on the stove or in a microwave. Warm tortillas, one at a time, in a large dry skillet, flipping to warm both sides until soft.
2. Spread warm tortilla with approx. 1/2 cup of bean mixture.
3. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, avocado, and salsa (& cheese...or sour cream if you're livin' on the edge!)
4. Roll tortilla around filling and enjoy.
Since there is no meat to cook this meal takes about 15 minutes to make.
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1 comment:

  1. Simple recipes are the only way you'll get me cooking too! Meatless meals can cut a lot of time off of cooking and prep, plus cutting back on meat is one of the simplest things you can do to improve your health. Did you know that meat consumption has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain types of cancer?

    Even a small change in what you eat makes a huge impact. I work on a non-profit health campaign called Meatless Monday, which encourages Americans to forgo meat once a week to improve their health. Skipping meat one day a week reduces your saturated fat intake by 15%, which is a easy way to decrease your risk of illness.

    Our website has lots of quick and easy recipes, health tips and more information about the campaign. You should check it out!


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