CHILLI BEAN BURRITOS

CHILLI BEAN BURRITOS

These Tex-Mex burritos are delicious, filled with beans, rice and plenty of hot chilli.

SERVES 6

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes

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FILLING

• 1 tbsp olive oil

• 1 small onion, finely chopped

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• 2 cloves garlic, minced

• 1 medium green bell pepper, finely diced

• 400g/14oz cooked pinto beans, black beans or kidney beans

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• 1 to 2 small fresh hot chilli peppers, seeded and minced

• 2 to 4 tbsp fresh coriander, to taste

• 1 tsp ground cumin

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• 100ml/3½fl oz stock

ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS

• 200g/7oz cooked rice

• 6 flour tortillas

• 100g/3½oz cup Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese

• 1 small jar of salsa

Lettuce, shredded

• Salt to taste

1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet. Add the onion and sauté over medium-low heat until it is translucent.

2. Add the garlic and sauté for another minute before adding the green pepper. Continue to sauté until the onion is lightly golden.

3. Add the beans along with the coriander, cumin, chilli and the stock.

4. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes.

5. With a masher, roughly mash the bean mixture. Set aside.

6. To assemble, spoon some bean mixture and a few spoonfuls of rice on to each tortilla. Top with lettuce and sprinkle with some grated cheese and a spoonful of salsa. Fold two sides over the filling, then roll tortillas up snugly.

7. Serve at once.

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