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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.

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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 5 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 5 years
*Refried* Darn autocorrect!
JaniccaOtter JaniccaOtter 5 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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