Bean Burrito

5
Total Time
23 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
13 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
We took a Mexican favorite and made it with supermarket staples. Ideal for those nights when there's nothing much in the fridge.

Ingredients

cooking spray

1 spray(s)

olive oil

1 tsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 small, chopped

frozen mixed vegetables

1 cup(s), thawed

cilantro

1 Tbsp, fresh, chopped or 1 tsp dried cilantro

fat free canned refried beans

1 cup(s)

burrito-size wheat flour tortilla(s)

4 item(s), large

shredded reduced-fat Mexican-style cheese

½ cup(s)

fat free salsa

½ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat; add oil and heat until it sizzles.
  2. Sauté onions for about 3 minutes and then add mixed vegetables and cilantro to skillet; sauté until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes more. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  3. Spread about 1/4 cup of beans down the middle of a tortilla and sprinkle with cheese; top with a heaping 1/4 cup of vegetables.
  4. Fold ends of burrito in and then fold one side of tortilla to center; fold in other side (like an envelope). Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  5. Place one burrito on a plate, seam-side down; microwave at full power until cheese melts and beans are warm, about 1 to 2 minutes (or you can bake burritos in oven). It will take about 5 minutes to microwave four burritos at once.
  6. Top each burrito with 2 tablespoons of salsa and serve. Yields 1 burrito per serving.

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