Black Bean Burritos (paired recipe)
Time Required: 25 (35 total)

Pairing this recipe with Tasty Turkey Chili means you cut the chili prep time in half because the shared ingredients are doubled in this one. Simply defrost your saved ingredients during the day and the chili will be half way finished when you start cooking.  Make sure the number of servings for both recipes is the same and get ready to save yourself some time.


2 red onion -- chopped thin
4 red bell pepper -- chopped thin and 2" long
6 garlic clove(s) -- crushed
60 oz(s) black beans -- drained, substitute other beans if you prefer
1/4 cup(s) olive oil
2 1/2 tbsp chili powder -- less if sensitive to spice
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup(s) cilantro -- chopped
4 whole wheat tortillas -- or more for smaller burritos
4 oz(s) shredded cheddar -- shredded
1 cup(s) salsa
optional toppings -- see below directions


Prep Work: Cook beans in our crock pot if not using canned.  Chop onion, bell peppers; store together.  Peel garlic cloves, chop cilantro; store together.  Grate cheese.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Chop onion and bell pepper. Saute in oil for 5-7 minutes; onion should be transparent.

3. Crush garlic and add along with beans, olive oil, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and cilantro.  Salt to taste.  Store half of mixture in refrigerator (if using in 1-2 days) or freezer for later.

4. Divide bean mixture among tortillas, roll, and place burritos in oven safe dish.  Spoon 1-2 Tbsp. salsa over each burrito, then sprinkle all with cheese if using it.  Cover with lid or tinfoil and cook until cheese melts; approx. 10 minutes.

Optional Toppings:  Can be topped with any combination of shredded lettuce or spinach, avocado, sour cream, olives, or everything at once.
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DIGESTION HELP:  Soak beans for 8-24 hours in a non metal bowl and covered with water.  Drain, rinse, then simmer in clean water until softened, approxiamtely 40-60 minutes on low/medium. This will eliminate some of the sugars that are difficult to digest and get sent to the large intestine, which triggers the undesired result.

“A cup of black beans will provide you with 15.2 grams of protein (that’s 30.5% of the daily value for protein), plus 74.8% of the daily value for fiber. All this for a cost of only 227 calories with virtually no fat.”

*The doubled ingredients will be enough for a Tasty Turkey Chili recipe of the SAME yield amount.


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