Spicy Black Bean Burrito

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I teach a cooking class once or twice a month at the Roanoke Natural Foods Co-Op http://roanokenaturalfoods.com/

This is one of my favorite things to do. I always have a fun and interesting group. We work in a very relaxed environment and everyone participates in creating the meal.  Tonight we made “Spicy Black Bean Burritos,” using lots of flavor and our garden summer veggies.  Here is the recipe.

Spicy Black Bean Burrito

9- to 10-inch-diameter flour tortillas
1 chopped onion
1-2 garlic cloves (minced)
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 heaping teaspoon chili powder
1 chopped red bell pepper
2/3 cup corn (frozen or fresh)
1 medium carrot, coarsely grated
2 cans black beans, rinsed, drained
1 can drained canned Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
1 minced seeded jalapeño chile

Monterey Jack Cheese )
Greek yogurt
chopped fresh cilantro
(We added chopped garden tomatoes, and a fresh avocado to our burritos)


Preheat oven to 350°F. Wrap tortillas in foil. Warm in oven until heated through, about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine onion, garlic and oil in large nonstick skillet. Stir over medium-high heat until onion is golden, about 6 minutes. Add cumin and chili powder; stir 20 seconds. Add bell pepper, corn and carrot; sauté until almost tender, about 5 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes and jalapeño; bring to simmer. Season with salt and pepper. remove from heat.

Place warm tortillas on work surface. Spoon filling down center, dividing equally. Top each with  cheese, then 1 tablespoon each of yogurt, cilantro and any extra toppings you choose. Fold sides of tortillas over filling, forming packages. Turn each package, seam side down, onto plate.

Note: You can add a variety of vegetables to this dish. We added a garden zucchini (we grated the whole zucchini) to the skillet when we added the other veggies.

American wife to this Indian life. I am a right-brained, American woman married to a left-brained Indian man. I love art, design, up-cycling and multiple DIY projects at the same time. He loves simplicity and order. Follow us on this cultural collision as I combine our personalities and cultural differences through art, design, food, and raising kids. When I am not working on a craft or project, I co-host a lifestyle/entertainment show called "Daytime Blue Ridge," on our local NBC affiliate, WSLS 10. www.DaytimeBlueRidge.com

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