Howard Family Burritos


A Chemo Crew recipe, 2014 

“The only trick to it is to make sure to remove as much moisture as possible from the ingredients or it will become sort of a burrito slurry.” — Diane

2-3 cups of cooked rice
3 regular sized cans of black beans, drained
Several cloves of garlic
One medium onion.
One large bunch of fresh cilantro
Other veggies you have around (spinach, tomatoes, cooked carrots etc)
Some Gryffon Ridge “Ziggy My Brain’s on Fire” spice blend or just cayenne pepper
Several Tbls of ground cumin
Chopped jalapenos if you don’t have a 5 year old
2 packages of flour tortillas (you will have leftovers), whole wheat works well
2 big cans of enchilada sauce
Tamari, pepper and/or salt to taste

Make rice. Either a few cups of brown rice cooked or 2 packages of Near East Spanish Rice pilaf, depending upon your audience.  Typically it looks like this “Honey, can you put some rice on, I am on my way home.”

When the rice is done, mix in a large bowl:

Rice
black beans, drained
garlic, chopped
You could add chopped onions. I am allergic, so I don’t
One large bunch of fresh cilantro chopped (the key ingredient)- reserve a little for topping
Other veggies chopped pretty fine. Its actually a great way to sneak in hidden nutrients
Some Gryffon Ridge “Ziggy My Brain’s on Fire” spice blend or just cayenne pepper
Several Tbls of ground cumin
Chopped jalapenos
Tamari, pepper and/or salt to taste

Place about a quarter inch of enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 13 inch baking pan.  I like to buy the healthy stuff and doctor it up with cumin and Ziggy’s and some hot sauce, but you can also use Old El Paso straight up. No one has ever complained about Old El Paso.

Fill tortillas with rice mixture, and place them in the pan, snuggled up next to each other.

Coat with enchilada sauce

Top with a generous layer of shredded cheese. You pretty much cannot use too much.

Bake at 350 until cheese is bubbly (about a half hour)

Sprinkle with a little cilantro  and serve with sour cream, chips and salsa.

by Diane Howard

burrito
burrito image of reasonable likeness from somewhere on the Internet

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One response to “Howard Family Burritos

  1. That looks delightful, but I’ll have to pass on the cilantro.

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