RECIPE: Meryl's Bean Burritos

MerylOctober 19, 2001

This is delicious!

Serves 4 and can be adapted for 2* (Can freeze the leftovers)

8 (8)-inch tortillas *Use 4 tortillas if serving 2 people*

3 Tbsp olive oil

1 1/4 cups tomato sauce

1/2 cup salsa, or more to taste

1 large Spanish onion, chopped small

4 large garlic cloves, crushed and chopped small

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

3 1/2 cups (around 6oz) Monterey Jack cheese, grated *Use 1 3/4 cups (around 3oz) for 2 people*

1 tsp ground cumin, or more to taste

Dried cilantro leaves, generous amount, or 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Oregano, dried, generous amount

Basil, dried, moderate amount

Parsley, dried, generous amount

Salt and black pepper to taste

1/4 cup cooked brown or white rice, or more to taste

Garnish served at table: Shredded lettuce and extra salsa

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Sautee onion and garlic in oil over medium heat until onion is soft.

Add beans and mash a few with back of wooden spoon.

Add tomato sauce, salsa, and all spices except the cilantro, and simmer 3-5 minutes to let the flavors blend.

Add cooked rice just until heated.

Turn off heat. Add dried or fresh cilantro and stir in . Do not cook.

Heat a dry pan over medium heat. Heat tortillas, in the pan, one at a time, around 10 seconds on each side.

Place warmed tortillas, one at a time, into 9x13 glass baking dish.

Put around 3 well-rounded Tbsp of filling down the center of each tortilla. Top generously with the grated cheese. Fold tortillas by rolling them up. (Or fold them 1/4 inch up, then fold one side, then roll up the rest of the way).

Cover dish with tin foil.

Bake in the middle of the oven for 5 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 5 minutes.

Remove from the oven and serve.

Sprinkle inside of tortillas with shredded lettuce and extra salsa served at the table.

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CORRECTION:
Somehow my measurements got screwed up for the grated Monterey Jack Cheese. Just use the amounts indicated in OUNCES, not cups. The cups are the wrong equivalents!

    Bookmark   October 28, 2001 at 9:24PM
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