• 1 c Uncooked basmati or brown rice : organic's good
  • 12 6-inch whole-wheat flour tortillas
  • 16 oz Canned cooked black beans, strained & rinsed well : unless you're fond of all that salt
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 vine Tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 c Chopped spanish or red onion
  • 1/4 c Chopped red or yellow pepper
  • 2 ts Chili powder or to taste
  • 1/2 ts Ground cumin or to taste
  • Chopped green onions
  • 1 Habanero pepper, chopped & seeded : or not seeded, depending on pain threshold of your guests
  1. Cook rice (add a little lemon or lime juice)
  2. Set aside.
  3. Wrap tortillas in aluminum foil and place in 120C(200F?) oven to warm.
  4. Crush/mash beans, in bowl, with something wooden (a tenderizing mallet is therapeutic) and set aside.
  5. Fry garlic tomato, onion, chili powder, cumin and pepper in pan; until tomato begins to soften.
  6. Add crushed beans, mix until steaming slightly, add water to keep from sticking.
  7. Remove tortillas from oven. Place a heaping 3 tablespoons of bean mixture in a warm tortilla.
  8. Garnish with green onions, sweet salsa, sprouts/lettuce & non-fat yogurt/sour cream.
  9. Makes 12. Per burrito: 185 cal., 6g prot.; 3 g fat; 35 g. carb.; 0 chol.; 158 mg sod.

This is one's quick and easy and vaguely modeled after Taco Bell's 7-layer burrito. It also tastes damn good. Staple bachelor food.


Warm the refried beans (nuking them works); finely chop up about half a handful of lettuce and a little less tomato. Put the tortilla in the pan and turn the stove on. Smear an centimeter-thick layer of refried beans in a streak down the middle of the tortilla. Sprinkle copious amounts of cheese over this, and lay on the salsa/hot sauce after that. Sprinkle the lettuce and tomato on top of all this. Wait until the cheese has started to melt, put a hefty dollop of sour cream in the middle, remove the entire thing from the pan, wrap it up and enjoy.

Aside: This is relatively healthy for bachelor food, especially if you're more sparing with the fatty stuff and generous with the lettuce. You've got your protein in the refried beans, greens in the lettuce and veggies in the salsa and tomato.

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