Monday, March 23, 2009

Black Bean Burritos with Avocado

I originally got this recipe from Cooking Light magazine, so it's pretty darn healthy, but it all depends on what you put on your burrito.

1 tsp. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. water
2 tsp. cumin
2, 15 oz. cans black beans, drained of excess liquid
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 c. diced avocado
1 Tbsp. lemon or lime juice
flour tortillas
burrito fixings of your choice
(We like cheddar cheese, sour cream, salsa and lettuce)

Combine avocado with citrus juice to coat. Set aside.
Heat olive oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute about 1 min. Stir in water, cumin and beans. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 3 min. or until beans just begin to burst. (It will be paste-like - sort of like refried beans, but better for you!) Taste and add salt and/or pepper to your taste. Assemble burritos as desired.

Note: This is also fantastic with chicken, but makes a great vegetarian dish on its own.

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