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Hola! Como Estas? …and that’s the extent of the Spanish I remember from college. whoops. Anywho, this dinner doesn’t require you to learn any Spanish and can be thrown together in a matter of minutes! I try to sneak a veggie night in every once in a while and both my fiance and my parents said you hardly notice that there’s no meat in the burritos, WIN!

Chipotle Bean Burritos

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 28-oz can black beans, drained
  • 1 15-oz can red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 green pepper – sliced in ½ inch pieces
  • Mission or Mayan tortillas – 6 inch
  • Shredded Cheddar Jack or Mexican blend cheese
  • Salsa, Tomatoes, Avocado – for toppings

cook veggies and simmer beans (ewww someone needs to clean the stove!)

  • Saute green pepper (and any other veggies you like with burritos) until soft.
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in chile powder and salt; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/3 cup water and beans; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Remove from heat and partially mash bean mixture with a fork.
  • Spoon about 1/3 cup bean mixture into center of each tortilla. Top each serving with about cheese, tomato, lettuce, salsa, avocado and veggies; roll up.

I made a hearty side salad to go with the burritos with a mix of romaine, Dole’s spring mix, sliced carrots, tomatoes, and a little Romano cheese leftover from the Spinach and Tomato Pasta. While make the salads, I also prepped my lunch for the next day and sliced up more carrots for a snack. Killed two birds with one stone!

Easy and yummy vegetarian meal without the hungry feeling an hour later. My fiance grew up with a meat and potatoes diet (like the rest of the country of Ireland) so to serve a vegetarian meal and have him actually enjoy it makes me feel happy and accomplished as a chef and future wife 🙂

The after-dinner Christmas treats are continuing to make an appearance in the apartment since last week we went to Woodlawn, NY  where the lad discovered a shop that sold ALL of his favorite snacks and cookies from his homeland of Dublin, Ireland

Cadbury digestives, Mallows, HP sauce, fingers, buttons

















Do you ever make your lunch for the next day while you’re cooking dinner?

Anyone ever have digestives from Europe? Which are your favorite? Chocolate covered for me, obviously!