Tested till perfect Freeze-and-Pack Bean Burritos

Freeze-and-Pack Bean Burritos

These make terrific tote-alongs. Let them thaw in a cooler pack while hiking or canoeing. If you have room, bring some salsa to serve alongside.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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  • Portion size 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp 2tspvegetable oil
  • 2 2garlic clovegarlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1oniononions, chopped
  • 1/2 1/2sweet red peppersweet red peppers, chopped
  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tspchili powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp 1-1/2tspdried oregano
  • 1 tsp 1tspdried coriander
  • 1 1pinch salt
  • 1 1pinch pepper
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspcream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) 1can (19 oz/540 mL)black beanblack beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsshredded old Cheddar cheese
  • 8 88-inch flour tortilla8-inch flour tortillas
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Preparation

In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook garlic, onion, sweet red pepper, chili powder, oregano, coriander, salt and pepper, stirring, for about 3 minutes or until red pepper is tender-crisp; let cool.

Meanwhile, in food processor, purée cream cheese with half of the beans until smooth. Add remaining beans and onion mixture; pulse just until combined yet still coarse.

Sprinkle Cheddar over tortillas. Spoon 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the bean mixture along lower third of each tortilla. Fold bottom over filling. Fold 1 inch (2.5 cm) of each side over filling; roll up from bottom. Wrap separately in foil, sealing edges well. (Wrapped burritos can be stored in freezer bag and frozen for up to 2 weeks.)

To reheat, place thawed foil packages on grill over medium heat; cook, turning once, for about 8 minutes or until heated through.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 630 pro 28g total fat 25g carb 77g
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