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29 July 2011

Easy Bean & Veggie Burritos

This is a throw-in-the-kitchen-sink kind of dish, so be experimental and throw in any leftovers that you think might work. :) We have added sweet potatoes, grilled or steamed veggies, rice, mango, etc.

Measurements are approximate, so adjust to taste. I err on the side of caution here to leave room for correcting mistakes- it's far easier to add more than dilute or reduce. This dish also lends itself to fresh goodies from the garden, like herbs, squash, peppers, lettuce, and tomatoes.

Super Easy Bean & Veggie Burritos (Serves 2)


olive oil
1 14.5oz can beans, any type, rinsed well
1 medium onion, sliced thin
1 bell pepper, any color, sliced thin
1 c fresh or frozen sweet corn kernels
1/2 - 1 medium zucchini or yellow squash, cut into chunks
garlic clove (or 2 or 3), minced
1 jalapeno or other chile pepper, seeds removed and minced
1-2 T chile powder (start with a little, then increase to taste)
nice pinch of dried cumin
1/2 - 1 T or more juice from fresh lime (or to taste)
salt and pepper to taste
fresh avocado, chopped or sliced
fresh tomato, chopped
fresh lettuce greens, shredded
fresh cilantro, chopped
cheddar cheese, dairy or vegan (I prefer Daiya vegan shreds or Sheese Cheddar)
flour or corn tortillas (I prefer whole wheat)

Have fresh ingredients chopped ahead of time, as well as lime juice squeezed. Add olive oil to a skillet or wok and heat over medium heat. Toss in onions, peppers, jalapeno, and garlic. Saute until onions are slightly translucent and garlic is browning slightly. Add dried spices and stir a few minutes until fragrant. Add corn and squash, as well as other produce ingredients you may be adding on your own. Stir in beans (and rice, if adding) and heat through. Add lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.

After beans are added, turn oven on to 300 degrees F. Distribute tortillas onto oven rack to warm for a few minutes.

To serve, sprinkle cheese (if using) onto warm tortilla, then layer bean and veggie mixture, fresh lettuce and tomatoes, herbs and avocado.

Eat'em up yum! :)


Kathryn Hansen said...

yummm...that looks really delicious!! i'm making it this weekend!!!

Anonymous said...

These sound utterly delicious! After a quick trip to the local farm (Triple B) I'll be making these. Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe.