This is one of the easiest recipes I have made in recent days. And it was well received by everyone, even those who say they don’t like black beans. But really do. They just like to say that they don’t to watch my eyeballs explode out of my head like projectile rockets.
We are in the thick of little league here. Games, practices, more games, it is never ending. Finding foods to make for dinner is a challenge. It is tempting to let them eat at the snackbar (well not very tempting for my wallet) or to serve things like hot dogs when we get home. But with a little extra effort, while they take their showers, I can serve a nutritious meal.
You will need:
Don’t you love how the bag of shredded cheese calls itself Fancy? What exactly makes it fancy I wonder?
2 packages flour tortillas (corn for those who can’t eat flour, or who prefer corn)
2 lb ground beef
2 cloves minced garlic
2 15 oz cans black beans
2 cups jarred salsa
3 tsp ground cumin
Ooops, this escaped the photo some how. In addition to the above ingredients, you need a large jar of salsa.
Onions in the Handy Chopper from Pampered Chef. And no I don’t work for them or get any sort of kickback for constantly mentioning this thing. I just really love it.
Chop up the onion, or have one of your little indentured servants do it. Put it in the pan and saute it until it is clear. This doesn’t take very long. Dump the ground beef and minced garlic into the pan and stir it around until the beef is browned.
Drain the excess grease from the pan if you have some. Then pour in your drained and rinsed black beans. Add the spices and salsa.
Add a small amount of water, maybe 1/2 cup. Turn the heat down low and cover the pan to allow it to simmer. This will heat up the beans and make them softer.
While this is going on take your tortillas and wrap them in tinfoil. Place in center of oven set to 350.
Put some bowls of shredded cheese on the table for everyone to garnish themselves.
Spoon filling down the center of the warmed tortilla, garnish with cheese. Roll up and eat.
Yes, I served it on paper plates. Because I am so KLASSY, with a K.
But doesn’t it look delicious, like you want to take a bite? And I don’t mean that cute chubby baby hand (He is too a baby. Shut up.)
Serve with a side of (mostly decorative) baby carrots so you can feel even better about yourself.