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Recipe: Build-Your-Own Burritos

Recipe: Build-Your-Own Burritos

Seriously, what else comes together faster on a weeknight than burritos? This is a great go-to when you’re short on time or you want to assign a babysitter to dinner. Let your kids build their own so you’ve got complete buy in!

Serves 4


2 cups cooked brown or white rice (or frozen)
1 15 oz can black bean
large flour or corn tortillas
Topping Choices:
shredded lettuce
shredded cheese
salsa (pico de gallo, tomatillo)
cooked chicken, steak, or shrimp


Cook the rice according to the instructions on the bag. (This is when I really dig Organic Frozen Rice- it takes 3 minutes in the microwave!) Drain the beans and heat in a small saucepan over low heat. Prep any of the other ingredients you need to add to the burritos.
Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. When it is hot, add a tortilla to the dry pan and warm it on both sides until it’s a little cooked but still pliable, about 1 minute per side. Take it out of the pan, fill with warmed beans and rice, then add any other fillings you’d like. Roll up the tortilla, bending one of the short sides in before rolling to make sure the ingredients don’t fall out! Place seam side down on a plate to help it keep its shape. Repeat with the other tortillas. Serve immediately.


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.

Image Source: Amanda Haas

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