I am always on the look out for healthy, frugal meals that my family will more than eat, love. Mexican food is a favorite here, or at least our take on Mexican - Tacos. However, one can only eat tacos so often. First I get board preparing as well as eating the same food over and over. And secondly, we can eat A LOT of tacos. It never seems to be a frugal meal. The first solution to the taco eating frenzy was Taco Pie. All the yummy flavors of tacos and for a reason I still can't understand we don't eat as much. Next up on the Mexican meal plan was to make burritos. After playing around with our favorite ingredients we have a yummy, healthy, and frugal meal that EVERYONE loves!
- 2 cans refreied beans or equivalent homemade
- 2 cups black beans
- 3/4 cup salsa
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
- 2 TBSP homemade taco seasoning
- 2 TBSP cumin
Tortilla - we make our own. You can find the recipe here. I usually make about 8 tortillas from my recipe, they are a little large so you can roll the burritos. Or you can use your favorite brand.
Spoon a good size amount onto the center of the tortilla. Roll and fold in the ends. Place folded burritos in a hot, buttered griddle. Cook until brown and then flip to brown the other side. I place the finished burritos in the oven until I have then all grilled.
Serve with your favorite toppings: salsa, sour cream, lettuce, more cheese, black olives and jalapenos!
Remember this is definitely just a starting place. Adjust the spices, toppings, kind of cheese, heat of salsa to your family's tastes.
I hope you enjoy our take on Mexican - New England style.
This recipe is included on Full Plate Thursday. You really should hop on over there are lots of fabulous recipes.