Black Bean Burritos


I was planning on making black bean brown rice enchiladas for dinner tonight.  That is until I realized I was out of brown rice.

I tried to remain calm.  This really threw me for a loop.  I was stressed and ready for a calm and easy evening.  I cleaned house all day today because apparently the holidays exploded violently in every room in our home.  Really it did, see….

Anyway, back to the kitchen…I took inventory of what was in the refrigerator and ended up making some super delicious black bean burritos.  If you are looking for something easy, quick, and delicious this one is for you.  You could easily omit the cheeses for a delicious vegan meal as well.  These black bean burritos will be made again, even if I have brown rice in the pantry!

If your mouth is watering for these black bean burritos, here you go…

Here is what you need:

8 tortilla shells (I use multi grain or whole wheat), 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 medium onions, 1 red bell pepper, 4 cloves of garlic, 30 ounces cooked black beans, 3 jalapeno peppers, 6 ounces of cream cheese, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, 1 bunch of green onion, 1 teaspoon sea salt  *I use organic ingredients*

Here is what you do:

Chop your onions, bell pepper, garlic, jalapeno peppers.  I place mine in the food processor….

‘Cause I’m lazy like that!  Seriously, I think that every meal I create uses at least two electric kitchen helpers.  Tonight I used the food processor for the veggies and my salad shooter to shred the cheese.  These tools make my life easier….

Chop your cilantro and scallion, cube your cream cheese, and shred your cheddar…

Now that you are prepped it is time to cook.  This is a super quick meal!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Wrap tortillas in foil and place in oven.  Bake for about 10 minutes or until heated through.

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Place onion, bell pepper, garlic, and jalapenos in skillet.

Cook for about 4 minutes stirring occasionally.  Pour beans into the skillet for about 3 minutes while stirring.

Add cream cheese and salt, reduce heat to low.  Stir until combined.  Mix in cilantro and green onions.

Spoon mixture evenly down center of your warmed tortillas….

Sprinkle with cheddar cheese, and roll the tortilla up.  Garnish with salsa, guacamole, or any other yummy toppings you desire.


If you would prefer to prepare this dish ahead of time you could always pre assemble  them, place them in a dish, top them with cheese, bake them later, and call them an enchilada!

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