Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Beyond Delicious Black Bean Burritos

Sounds gross, right? My mom made these on Sunday night, and it smelled so good in the skillet, I just had to try some. This was so good!

  • 2 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon minced jalapeno peppers
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

  1. Wrap tortillas in foil and place in oven heated to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for 15 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Heat oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Place onion, bell pepper, garlic and jalapenos in skillet, cook for 2 minutes stirring occasionally. Pour beans into skillet, cook 3 minutes stirring.
  3. Cut cream cheese into cubes and add to skillet with salt. Cook for 2 minutes stirring occasionally. Stir cilantro into mixture.
  4. Spoon mixture evenly down center of warmed tortilla and roll tortillas up. Serve immediately.
Suggestions: add some Mexican or long grain brown rice, green chilies, use fresh garlic instead of minced, Rotel diced tomatoes, salsa, salsa and shredded chicken. Use a damp paper towel wrapped around the left over burrito when microwaving it to reheat.

My mom made a homemade salsa too. I'll share that recipe with you next.

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