Tuesday, January 18, 2011
In keeping with the vegetarian theme this month I decided to make vegetarian burritos and black beans seemed to be the most filling option. I searched online for recipes and decided on this one from All Recipes.com because it incorporates red peppers, onions, and cilantro, all flavors that hubby and I really like.
These burritos were really creamy and had great southwestern flavor. They were even good leftover the next day at lunch. If you are trying to to eat less meat or like black beans then you should definitely give these burritos a try.
Vegetarian Black Bean Burritos
Adapted from All Recipes.com
Makes 6 servings
6 (1o inch) tortillas
2 small onions, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
3 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon jalapeno peppers, minced
8 ounces cream cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
Heat olive oil in a 10 inch skillet over medium heat. Place onion, bell pepper, garlic and jalapenos in the skillet and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour beans into the skillet and cook for 3 minutes, stirring.
Cut the cream cheese into cubes and add to skillet with salt. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir cilantro into mixture.
Spoon mixture evenly down center of warmed tortilla and garnish as desired. We used salsa verde, avocado, sour cream, and cheddar cheese. Serve immediately.