Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lazy weeknight bean burritos

Lazy weeknight bean burritos, originally uploaded by Lisa Fagg.

Oh, dear... I've been feeling tired *all week* - and it's only Tuesday! Sheesh! Well, a woman's got to eat - and so does her husband. Not being the sort to go out every time we feel too lazy to cook, we try to figure out ways to make weekday meals fun and tasty and, most importantly, not very hard to put together.

Jazzed up frozen or chilled pizzas and stuffed baked potatoes are favourites and recently, bean burritos have been topping the charts. Part of the fun of the burritos is shopping for them. Tonight we got the cilantro, an avocado and the refried beans from one shop and the tortillas, guacamole and salsa from another.

The real fun is to be found in the assembly of the burritos - I always mess around with the ingredients, adding lime juice, crushed garlic, olive oil and cilantro to the salsa and lime juice, garlic and fresh avocado to the fresh avocado guacamole I get from the market. Then we heat up a black iron pan and brown the tortillas (on both sides) before piling on the refried beans, guacamole, sour cream salsa, fresh cilantro and freshly grated cheddar. Pop these into the microwave for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes et voila! Messy, munchy, scrummy bean burritos!
Hasta luego muchachos!

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