Monday, July 18, 2011

Easy Weeknight Fiesta

My honey and I both love Mexican food, but if he could marry a burrito he probably would. To make sure he doesn't try, I like to mix in a few fiesta nights each month. Since the restaurants here can't match up to our favorite ones out west, we often try to make our favorite dishes at home. The recipes below satisfy our cravings and can be prepared fairly quickly!

Easiest Chicken Burrito Ever (Serves 4)
Time: 10mins
Ingredients: Whole Rotisserie Chicken, Cilantro, S&P, Garlic Powder, Corn or Flour Tortillas for serving

  1. Remove the skin and shred the chicken.
  2. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and chopped cilantro to your liking.
  3. Finally, If you have a little kitchen helper like I usually do, tip them for their assistance! 

Black Beans
Time: 7mins Prep and 15mins Cook
Ingredients: 16-26.5z Can of Black Beans, Cilantro, Onion, Pepper, Jalapeno, S&P, Cumin, Oregano, Garlic Powder, Lime Juice, Olive Oil

  1. Drain and rinse your black beans and set aside.
  2. Chop about 1/2-1C of cilantro (depends on personal liking for cilantro).
  3. Chop 1/4-1/2 onion.
  4. Cut your jalapeno in half, remove seeds and dice (Use seeds for extra heat).
  5. To a medium heated pan pour a few tbsp of olive oil and add the onion, peppers and jalapeno (4-5mins).
  6. Once the onions become translucent add your beans and slightly reduce heat (3-5mins).
  7. Add 1/2 tsp oregano, 1tsp cumin, a few dashes of garlic powder, and finally salt and pepper to taste.
  8. After adjusting flavors to your liking, add the cup of cilantro and some lime juice.

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