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Bean Cheese Burritos

Low Carb Recipe

Have you got the refried soybeans and tortillas? If you do, you are about to put a scrumptious meal of Bean Cheese Burritos together in just a few minutes. Two makes a meal and one makes a marvelous low carb snack.

Bean Cheese Burritos

Ingredients

4 corn tortillas
1 cup refried black soybeans
1 cup shredded Cheddar or Jack cheese
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Recipe Directions

Note: If needed, soften tortillas in microwave (between paper towels) for a second. For more warming tips, see below.

Put 1/4 cup refried beans on each tortilla; top with 1/4 cup shredded cheese.

Roll up tortillas and put them in a microwave-safe tray. Heat briefly on high until they are hot and the cheese has melted.

Delicious served with a spicy cheese dip...

Spicy Cheese Dip

Bowl of Spicy Cheese Dip 16 ounces Velveeta Cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
15 ounce can black beans, rinsed
11 ounce can corn with red and green bell peppers, drained
1 cup hot chunky salsa

Combine all ingredients except crackers in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on High five minutes or until Velveeta is completely melted, stirring after three minutes. Serve with crackers.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 2 servings
Serving size: 1 burrito (without dip)
Carbohydrates: 14.7


Warming Tortillas

Tortillas come in all shapes, colors and packaging and blends. Two of the most popular type of tortillas are corn and flour tortillas. Corn tortillas are slightly mealier and maize hued (unless they are bluish-grey blue corn tortillas or corn tortillas in white coloring), while flour tortillas are smoother and lighter.

For those who want the nutrition in unrefined grain, wheat tortillas and even less processed whole wheat tortillas are becoming popular. Nutrition conscious food lovers may also consider wrapping their enchiladas and burritos with fat free tortillas, low calorie tortillas, rice tortillas or spinach tortillas. Corn and flour tortillas can be pressed or fried. Fried tortillas make great chicken tortilla dishes, while press tortillas are better for lathering on cheese, Mole or Verde sauce.

But whatever type of tortilla you choose, chances are a recipe is going to call for warming them, so...

  • To warm tortillas, stack them on top of each other, wrap in foil, and heat at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Alternativey, warm the tortillas by wrapping the tortillas loosely in waxed paper and microwaving on high power for 15 seconds for every 2 tortillas.

Reduced fat tortilla tip: A low-calorie solution for high-fat frying of corn tortillas is to place them in the oven, directly on the rack. Bake at 350 degrees, to desired crispness. The tortillas will automatically fold over into taco shell form with just a little postioning help.

Tortilla Idea: Roll leftover steak, black beans, cheese, salsa and sour cream in a tortilla and heat in the microwave for an easy steak burrito.