Beans, Beans, The Musical Fruit Wraps

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Myles Smith from Notre Dame School had fun with the title of this recipe. You can buy refried beans in a can and wrap them with tomatoes and cheese in a tortilla for a satisfying lunch, snack or supper. Or, make your own "refried beans" using a can of your favourite beans - red kidney, pinto or black beans, for example. The recipe was submitted through the Orillia & Area Nutrition Network.

  • Portion size 6 servings
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  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 can red kidney bean drained and rinsed
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh coriander (optional)
  • 6 tortillas
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Monteray Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce


In skillet, heat oil over medium heat; fry onion with chili powder, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add beans and hot pepper sauce; cook, stirring, until beans are steaming hot and well coated with onion mixture. With potato masher or large fork, mash about half of the beans so mixture holds together. Stir in coriander (if using).

Meanwhile, place tortillas in casserole dish and warm in microwave oven at medium for about 3 minutes, or in 350°F (180°C) oven for about 8 minutes.

Roll-Ins: Spoon beans down centre of each tortilla; top with tomato, cheese, salsa and lettuce. Roll up.

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Beans, Beans, The Musical Fruit Wraps