Feb 7, 2013

Trying New Things (#TNT): Crock-Pot Edition - Bean & Vegetable Burritos

Hi darlins'! It's great to see ya here!

I finally broke out one of my favorite Christmas presents from my darling parents recently, my Crock-Pot and it's accompanying Comfort Food Diet Cookbook. Of course, the very first recipe I tried was so delicious that I just had to share. Enjoy!

Bean and Vegetable Burritos

2 Tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. dried oregano
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced (Alternatively, I substituted a russet potato)
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
4 cloves garlic, minced (I used 4 tsp. of pre-minced garlic)
1 medium yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced (I substituted a white onion)
1 jalapeno pepper (I didn't have any so I left out)
1 green bell pepper, chopped (Also didn't have any so this got left out too)
1 cup from corn, thawed and drained
3 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
3/4 cup (3 oz) shredded Monterey Jack cheese (I substituted Colby Jack)
6 (10-inch) flour tortillas (I substituted 5 Light Original Flat Out wraps)

1. Combine chili powder, oregano and cumin in small bowl. Set aside.

2. Layer ingredients in Crock-Pot in following order: potato, beans, half of chili powder mixture, garlic, onion, jalapeno pepper, bell pepper, remaining half of chili powder mixture and corn. Cover; cook on LOW 5 hours or until potato is tender. Stir in lime juice and cilantro.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spoon 2 Tsbp. cheese into center of each tortilla. Top with 1 cup filling. Fold wraps and place burritos, seam side down, on baking sheet. Cover with foil and bake 20 to 30 minutes or until heated through.

All-in-all, this recipe was a definite success for my first go with this cookbook. I can't wait to try another dish soon!

That's it for today, I'll be heading to the gym later to get in some more miles for #100byVday in preparation of a weekend of traveling to visit friends in Indiana. I'm so excited for the trip!!

Good luck with your fitness and wellness today and I'll see you soon!

Today's Question: I have memories of some pretty amazing Crock-Pot experiences from my childhood. Our mom used to treat us with a dessert called "Triple Chocolate Mess" that took 8-11 hrs to cook and was out of this world! What's the most delicious-est thing you've ever eaten that was made in a slow cooker?

1 comment:

  1. My favorites are warm apple crisp, baked potatoes, and spicy lentils.