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Monday, June 1, 2015

Burritos

I had a busy afternoon today and needed something easy to fix for dinner.  I looked in the freezer and saw I had a bag of precooked, cubed chicken breasts that I had cooked one day.  I checked inside the refrigerator and pantry and came up with a plan.  We were going to have burritos.

Burritos

Tortillas - I used whole wheat
2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
1 can of black beans, rinsed well
1 red pepper, sliced in strips
1 onion, sliced in strips
2 Tb. water
1 package taco seasoning
1 cup shredded Monterrey cheese
olive oil
1 large or 2 medium tomatoes, diced
Lettuce
Sour cream - I used fat free
Sliced black olives, optional
Salsa or hot sauce, optional
Cooked brown or white rice, optional

Put a little olive oil in a large pot with pepper and onions.  Heat until they get soft.  Use a large pot because it makes stirring everything up much easier.  Add water and cover so the water can steam the onion and pepper a bit.  Add chicken, beans, tomatoes, cheese, and taco seasoning.  Stir well and heat mixture.  Warm tortilla shells in the microwave.  In the tortilla shell, spread sour cream, lettuce, meat mixture, lettuce, olives, rice, and hot sauce.  Roll up and eat.