The recipes are for enchiladas and burritos and guac and other delish Mexican dishes. However, besides the guac, none of the recipes are particularly healthy, so I found my own variation for tonight's Meatless Monday fare.
Before I get into the recipe, I would love to be able to add that the kid helped cook the meal and we had a heartfelt mother-son-in-kitchen-bonding moment. The reality is he was first at a friend's house, and then getting his fill of educational programming (i.e., The "Regular Show" - don't ask. I don't know).
Source: The kid's Spanish class (and Allrecipes.com, I think)
- 2 avocados
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 ripe tomato, chopped
- 1 lime, juiced (used refrigerated)
- Salt and pepper to taste (skip_
- Peel and mash the avocado in a bowl. Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Chill.
Black Bean Burritos
Source: The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)
Note: I do not know anyone who has diabetes - I just bought the cookbook because I figured it would have healthy recipes, and I'm a sucker for healthy recipes.
- 1 tbsp EVOO
- 2 green bell peppers, diced (used 1/2 of one - not a huge green pepper fan)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced (used refrigerated)
- 2 tsp oregano
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 14.5oz can no-salt added diced tomatoes
- 1-4oz can chopped green chiles (used mild - would consider medium next time)
- 2-15.5oz cans black beans, rinsed (used no-salt added)
- 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
- Tortillas, cheese, etc (I like La Tortilla Factory high fiber, low-carb wraps)
- Heat oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Add bell peppers, garlic, oregano and cumin, cook, stirring until softened, 4-5 minutes. Add tomatoes, green chiles, beans and vinegar. Return to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low and cook until thickened, about 25 mins. Add water is liquid evaporates too quickly (did not do that).
- Warm tortillas in oven.
- With the back of a spoon, mash some of the beans.
Yield: 8 servings (1/2 c. bean mixture, one tortilla)
Per serving: 235 calories; 5g fat (2g sat, 2g mono); 6mg choles; 40g carbs; 12g protein; 10g fiber; 581mg sodium
|My pics are kind of sideways tonight|
Surprisingly, no one complained about the potential of bean-only burritos. The kid did ASK "Is there meat involved in dinner," but he managed to eat almost his entire portion (we also had brown rice), which is a major win in my book. The hubs also gave it a resounding thumbs up. I am the only one who tried the guac, and I thought it was delish. But I also like plain avocados without seasoning, so who am I to judge?
Four Forks. Easy, fast and a winning meatless option