I think I may have recreated my beloved Taco Bell bean burrito. I used to eat those burritos all the time in high school. And I do mean “burritos.” As in plural. Because I’d eat two. With some chips and nacho cheese dip. And a Choco-taco for dessert.
It was kind of awesome. But, I can’t do that anymore, and even if I could, I guess I wouldn’t want to. So I had to turn to the next best thing: Trader Joe’s Refried Black Beans with Jalapenos.
I’d never had these before, but they are really good. Especially with the enchilada sauce I had leftover from when I made shrimp enchiladas.
This is hardly a recipe, but here it is in case you want it:
1 can refried beans
1/2 cup enchilada sauce (or salsa)
3 large mushrooms
3 cups spinach
1 green pepper
1/2 cup corn
1/4 large onion
2 cloves garlic
1 bunch cilantro
1 small tomato
Add chopped onion to pan, followed by pepper, then mushrooms, then spinach, then corn. Salt/pepper to taste. Add chopped garlic to another pan and cook for a minute, then add refried beans and enchilada sauce. Once heated, add tomatoes, half of the chopped scallions and half of the chopped cilantro. Top tortillas with a scoop of bean mixture, some of the sauteed vegetables, lettuce, cheese, and more salsa or enchilada sauce.
Chris, who recently put the kibosh on my burrito making due to a long streak of black bean burritos once or sometimes even twice a week pre-blog, even liked these and said that he’d want to eat them again. Score.
Anyway, earlier I spent some time with my new best friend cottage cheese:
I tend to go overboard in the raisin department. I enjoy dried fruits, if you haven’t noticed. Plus, if I put a lot of raisins on I can leave off the honey, and I figure raisins have a bit more nutritional value.
I also had a chunk of chocolate that I discovered in the fridge this morning:
I don’t know how this little guy slipped by me for so long, but no more.
And then after the burritos (I am not being very orderly today, sorry) I had some ice cream:
This is Breyer’s, by the way. These little tiny bowls are perfect for ice cream. I think they probably hold half a cup. Of course, if you pile it over the top like I do, it’s more like a cup. But still less than I can fit in a regular bowl. Progress.
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