Bean Burritos-An easy weeknight meal

One of our favorite meal choices is Taco Tuesday. Taco Tuesday can happen any day of the week, but it is lovingly referred to as Taco Tuesday.  Taco Tuesday is always an easy, simple, budget friendly meal to make, that has so many variations to it depending on taste preference, ingredients on hand and time to cook. Normally our Taco Tuesdays end up being taco salads, but this night our ingredients were a little different and sometimes a break from the norm is just plain good. I made rice and beans and bean burritos.

First: Rice and Beans:

  1. Saute some onion and crushed garlic in a pan with olive oil until the onions are translucent. DSC_0096
  2. Add one large can of black beans (or two cups of your own soaked beans) and four cups of cooked rice.
  3. Warm on low to medium until the burritos are done OR the beans are warmed through. DSC_0097

Next: Bean Burritos:

  1. Take a can of refried beans ( we use vegetarian, but you can use whatever you like)…DSC_0092
  2. Spread two tablespoons of the beans over a large tortilla shell. DSC_0093
  3. Fold shells over onto itself (I made 4) and place side by in a baking pan.
  4. Sprinkle with awesomely large amounts of shredded cheese. Enough so it’s gooey when it’s melted. DSC_0095
  5. Bake for about 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and beginning to brown on top.
  6. Remove from oven and place on plate. Top with shredded lettuce, salsa, sour cream, more cheese, chiles, whatever you like. Serve with rice and beans.
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