Recipe Summary

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Yield: 6 servings

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Basic Bean Burritos
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For the salsa:
1 small onion, chopped
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 jalapeño chili pepper, stemmed and seeded
1/4 cup chopped, fresh cilantro
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
a pinch of sugar

For the burritos:
6 flour tortillas
1 15-ounce can beans (black beans, pinto beans or refried beans)
1 1/2 cups cooked rice
3/4 cup sour cream, fat-free
1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Cooking Instructions
For the salsa:
1. Combine all of the salsa ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, adjust the heat so that the mixture simmers and cook until 1/2 of the liquid evaporates, about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let cool.

2. Pour the mixture into a blender and puree. Chill.
(This can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.)

For the burritos:
3. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

4. Wrap the tortillas in foil and warm them in the oven for about 10 minutes.

5. Heat the beans and rice separately in the microwave.

6. Everyone can create their own burritos with rice, beans, salsa and sour cream. Garnish with extra salsa, sour cream and cilantro leaves if desired.

Serving Size: 1 burrito

Nutritional Information
Number of Servings: 6
Per Serving
Calories 502 Carbohydrate 90 g
Fat 8 g Fiber 9 g
Protein 17 g Saturated Fat 2 g
Sodium 610 mg    


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