Bean and Cheese Burrito

I must admit I don’t know the difference between burritos, enchiladas, etc. I’ve made a variety of these things, tossing different ingredients into tortillas, but never thinking about what they are. April Everyday Food has a recipe for a Bean and Cheese Burrito. The recipe called for refried beans. I’ve never bought these before. In the past when I’ve wanted to use beans in Mexican food, I take a can of kidney beans, add some water and cook it down till it is mushy. Then I add whatever seasoning I want to it and cook it to the right consistency, so this was new for me. This is also the first time I’ve put rice in a burrito. I’ve always concentrated more on adding veggies and wouldn’t have thought to add more starch to it. The recipe also calls for lettuce, cheese, salsa and sour cream. I added some avocado I wanted to use up. This was good, but I would like it with more veggies – some tomato and maybe some shredded carrot. While this isn’t a recipe I would want to rip out and keep, it was good inspiration to make my own burritos in the future.

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4 Responses to Bean and Cheese Burrito

  1. Pretty much anything with sour cream is OK by me, but I am a BIG fan of really good refried beans.

  2. marthaandme says:

    You will need to fill me in since I am clearly not an aficionado. What makes good refried beans?

  3. Alisa Bowman says:

    I always thought enchiladas were burritos with sauce on top, but I really don’t know. This does look good.

  4. marthaandme says:

    I am always lost when we go to the local Mexican restaurant and I end up choosing what I want based on ingredients since I can’t ever figure out what the items actually are. I should really take 5 minutes and find a site online that can explain it so I’m not so ignorant.

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