Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Quick Lunch Idea

I'll be the first to admit that I'm generally terrible when it comes to thinking up what to make for lunch; I usually find myself resorting back to sandwiches. But sometimes, when I'm feeling daring enough to try sneaking a meatless meal past the husband, I like to make these quick and easy burritos. They're lovely because the black beans give you great protein and substance and because you don't have to worry about measuring anything. Just put it what looks good to you and you'll have lunch in minutes. Easy!

In a pan I saute together onion, bell pepper and canned (rinsed) black beans; seasoning it all with salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, and cumin.

Once the onions and bell pepper have softened a bit, I add in leftover cooked rice from the night before, chopped fresh cilantro, and my fresh salsa. As soon as it's hot, I pile it into my tortilla.

Along with some sour cream, lettuce and cheese, of course.

I like to toast my tortilla up a bit on our cooktop. If you have a gas grill, just turn a burner on to low and place a tortilla directly on top of the burner. Flip after a few seconds so it doesn't burn. Toasted tortillas are a beautiful thing.

What's an easy and quick (but non-sandwich!) lunch you like to make?

1 comment:

  1. Oh, yummy! Sounds like it would keep you till dinner, too! My quickie lunches have only consisted of wraps. And lately, cheese, leftover sliced steak, and triscuits. And there's always the leftover rice salads, but I haven't made any of those for awhile. Those are really good for lunch.


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