Trying to eat healthy can be so difficult sometimes. I get so bored with typical "diet" food. Sometimes I just need some real FOOD! I want savory and crunchy and yes... cheesy!
So I set off to the kitchen to find something to satisfy my craving. Of course it was going to end up being Mexican food! I love Mexican food, I could eat it all day every day.
To save myself some calories I grabbed my favorite low cal almost fat free tortillas, fat free sour cream and I just happened to have some fat free shredded cheese. I know not everyone is into fat free items, so just use whatever your favorite brands are!
Skinny Black Bean Burritos
1 can black beans
1 can of spicy diced tomatoes (like Ro-Tel)
onion powder, or dried minced onions, or fresh diced onions
garlic powder or minced garlic
butter flavored cooking spray
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drain and rinse the black beans. Then mix the beans, tomatoes and seasonings in a small saucepan. Heat until nice and warm. Lay on a cookie sheet and fill with desired amount of bean and tomato mixture. My tortillas are kinda on the small side so I used about 1/2 cup.
Roll up and lightly spray with the butter flavored cooking spray. Bake in the oven for about 10-12 minutes and then flip, bake for about another 10 minutes. This should get it nice and crispy. If it's not crispy just keep baking and flipping until it's as crispy as you want it!
Top with your favorite shredded cheese and sour cream and voila! An easy lunch or dinner that fills you up without having to be full of fat!
I made these for myself for lunch and saved the leftover bean mixture to use for the next day. I got about 5 burritos out of this recipe. It was an awesomely cheap week of lunches for me! (Don't try to make the burritos ahead of time though, it gets kinda soggy and will ruin the yummy crunchiness.)