Monday, July 11, 2011

Lazy Weeknight Burritos

This is going to be an underwhelming post. But if you're a busy, hungry vegetarian like me, I'm guessing you'll try it sometime and like it. Tuesday after work I was positively exhausted, but knew I didn't have any worthwhile food at home. By the time I made it through the grocery store, I really didn't have the energy to cook myself dinner.

Enter: the laziest burritos I've made myself in a long time.

This is a bag of vegetarian "meat" crumbles and half a large jar of salsa. I prefer Quorn but had Boca on hand. Also, I usually use medium salsa but accidentally bought hot. You could also just brown a pound of hamburger (or ground turkey?).

Once it was almost hot, I added a can of black beans for iron, extra protein and deliciousness.

Shredded cheddar happened to be cheaper than the block this time. Plus, like I said, this was a lazy post-work weeknight meal, so I didn't want to shred cheese or clean the shredder. As usual, my favorite wheat tortillas are on the right.

Combine, roll up, and eat! This made enough for dinner (two small burritos), two lunches (one large burrito each) and three more small burritos for sometime. This isn't as healthy as I'd hoped, but not the worst thing I could have made, plus well wiser and cheaper than ordering pizza or Chinese.

Surprisingly enough, the leftovers tasted better and had a more meat-like texture than the originals. Not that I strive for meat-like texture, but it was interesting.

Lazy Weeknight Burritos

1 bag Boca crumbles
1 package tortillas
1 package shredded cheese
1/2 jar salsa
1 can black beans, drained

1. Cook "meat" crumbles on stove on medium in salsa until almost war. Add black beans and keep cooking until warm.
2. Put warm taco filling and cheese in tortillas.
3. Eat on the couch and follow up exactly one serving of Haagen Dazs. Sigh in relieved relaxation.


Ashley P. said...

That looks delicious. I would totally make it, but I'm too lazy to even fry up the ground turkey. Good times.

Anonymous said...

made it with ground turkey...really tasty, really good flavor!! Thanks, Kelly,,,Joyce

Kathleen Brandt, Professional Genealogist said...

A Brandt staple! I've never tried Boca crumbles. Didn't know they had them. I do use the Quorn though. Thanks for continuously giving me options.