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Fast & Healthy Bean and Cheese Burritos

Fast & Healthy Bean and Cheese Burritos

Fast & Healthy Bean and Cheese Burritos

These burritos are so delicious and ooey-gooey cheesy, your kids won't even notice they're healthy, too! And better yet, they're so simple to make - just 20 minutes start to finish. Leftover filling is also perfect stirred into scrambled eggs the next day.

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

8 oz mushrooms, stems trimmed and sliced
5 oz baby spinach leaves
2 cups cooked brown or white rice (or frozen)
1 15 oz. can black beans
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
4-6 flour or corn tortillas
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Preparation

Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the sliced mushrooms to the dry pan and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the mushrooms begin to give off moisture, stir in the baby spinach leaves. Cook until the spinach has wilted, 2-3 minutes. Add the rice and black beans and cook until warmed through, then stir in the Monterey Jack cheese until it melts. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Warm the tortillas, either in the microwave, in the oven (wrapped in foil), or by warming each side for 30 seconds in a hot frying pan. Then fill with the mushroom-spinach mixture, roll into a burrito, and enjoy!

Amanda Haas is a cookbook author, cooking video host, and the founder of  One Family One Meal, a website that helps families menu plan, grocery shop, and cook on a budget.  Her latest writing collaboration is with renowned chef Todd English. The book, Cooking in Everyday English, is now available on  Amazon and is loaded with family-friendly recipes. Amanda’s own One Family One Meal cookbook will be released in the Fall of 2012.

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JoyMercadoTolentino JoyMercadoTolentino 4 years
Thank you! My girls; ages 3,5, and 6 will love these. We each all of the ingredients anyway, but haven't tried them together/in a burrito. :)
JaniccaOtter JaniccaOtter 4 years
*Refried* Darn autocorrect!
JaniccaOtter JaniccaOtter 4 years
Or, how about you heat up a can of ferries beans, add some cheese and wrap it up in a tortilla :)
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