Papicitio's days off are Tuesdays and Wednesdays, which leaves me almost constantly confused about what day it is. Mondays are our Fridays, which are right after Sundays and Mass. Most strange, to be sure.
Anyway, Tuesday night is movie and yummy dinner night. A big dinner followed by children's baths, stories, kisses, and (hooray!) Jiffy Pop and a low budget movie that is usually perfectly terrible.
This week dinner was my Veggie Bean Burritos, scrumptious, easy, flexible and I must express, it's all about the spices. Spices, people! You can throw veggies in a tortilla and bake it and it will be edible, but the right combo of spice takes it to deliciousville. I think a lot of people are afraid to sprinkle, pinch, garish their food. I say DO IT.
Veggie Bean Burritos
1 28oz can diced tomatoes, drained (I like the fire roasted ones)
1-1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup red onion (or not)
2 large garlic gloves, minced or pressed
1/2 tsp sea salt
ground black pepper to taste
1 tsp chile powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1-2 cups cooked beans of your choice, black is my favorite in this
1 can corn kernels
1/2 tsp honey
6 large tortillas
1-1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella, if you like
Press the drained tomatoes to remove as much liquid as possible. Set aside 3/4 cup of the tomatoes. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and all the dried spices and herbs. Stir through for 5-6 minutes, then add remaining ingredients, including diced tomatoes (except the reserved portion). Cook for a few minutes, then remove from heat and cool.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spoon about 1/6 of the cooled filling into each of the tortillas, leaving space around each edge. Bring bottom edge over the top of the filling, and begin to roll up the burrito, tucking in the sides as you go until fully rolled.
Place burritos, folded side down, in a lightly oiled baking dish. Sprinkle the reserved diced tomatoes over the top of burritos. Cover with foil and bake for 15-17 minutes. Remove foil, sprinkle with optional cheese, and bake uncovered for another 5-7 minutes until tops have browned slightly.
I like to serve with guac, hot sauce, chips and salsa. You can use any veg (or meat, if you wish!) in this. Great for those cleaning out the fridge and cupboard days.
Our movie this week was Cinderella, a Korean horror film about a group of college girls obsessed with plastic surgery, a creepy ghost, and creepy mother. It was confusing, poor and weird. I don't recommended it unless you have an unnatural fondness for terrible foreign indies. Which I do.