Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Bad Ass Messy Bean Burritos

Recently, I've had a bit of a burrito obsession. Denise had to put a stop to every night burritos. Sometimes I can over do it. I have had things so much that I have to take a year off from them. I am a delightfully enthusiastic eater, who simply must obey her cravings. And I generally do.

So, after two or three weeks off the burritos, she suggested it last night, and I was all over that. I believe I hopped to the grocery store. But, as is always the way of two silly, tired, hungry, Aquarians in the 'G' store, we forgot the refried beans. Denise was kind enough to go back in to get them. My hero.

Bad Ass Messy Bean Burritos

2 tortillas (we like Ezekiel)
1 tbsp canola oil
1 gardein scaloppini piece, microwaved 2 minutes, slice length-wise
2 sweet peppers, julienned
1 jalapeño, sliced
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 onion, sliced
1/2  cup refried beans
1/2 cup Daiya cheddar cheese
(Melina makes her own Mexican seasoning based on a recipe in The Kind Diet.  You can use your own, or pre-made.  YUM!  - Denise)

Some vegan sour cream, salsa, guacamole of whatever other condiment you like.

Preheat over to 350 degrees.

Heat oil in a large pan, toss in onion and sauté till soft. Then add gardien, sauté 2 more minutes. Then toss in the peppers and the mushrooms. Cook till peppers are soft-ish. They are still gonna cook in the oven.

Next, place the tortillas on a baking sheet, and spread 1/4 cup of the refried beans on each. When the peppers are cooked, divide mixture in the sauté pan onto each tortilla. Add 1/4 cup Daiya cheese.

This is where it gets messy. Try to wrap tortilla around contents and put open section face down on baking sheet. Make sure you have parchment paper or have oiled your baking sheet first! This is messy business folks.

Bake in oven for 30 minutes.

Carefully move from sheet to plate. It is gonna be messy, and there will be lots left on the sheet. Scoop the remains (ooooh) onto the plate. Add the condiments of your choice. Enjoy!

P.S. You might need a napkin or two.

- Melina. :D

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