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Veggie Burritos: Dinner-To-Go
Some things are unavoidable. Like going straight from carpool, to a doctors appt. to one parent teacher conference, to home for 20 minutes, and then to a second parent teacher conference. Sometimes, it's necessary to grab some food and get going!
This alternative to picking up fast food has saved us on many nights. From baseball games to church activities, we can grab a burrito out of the fridge, warm it in the microwave, and head to our meetings. (and it's way healthier than a fast food restaurant!!)
Whole Wheat Vegetable-Bean-Meat Burritos
- 1 lb. lean ground turkey
- 1-2 cups of chopped onions and green peppers
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 1 TBL. Taco seasoning
- 2 cups cooked pinto beans (pureed ahead with 2 TBL. Water)
- 10 whole wheat tortillas
Cook ground turkey in skillet until browned. Add onions and peppers and cooke 2-3 more minutes, until tender. Add the cooked rice, taco seasoning, and the pureed pinto beans to hold it altogether.
Spoon ¼ cup of the mixture into the center of a whole wheat tortilla. Top mixture with shredded lettuce and cheese (optional). Roll tortilla like a burrito. Place entire burrito on a hot skillet, sprayed with cooking spray, seam side down. Cook burrito on the seam, until it seals. Cook the other side to brown slightly.
Cool burritos slightly and then wrap in wax paper, brown paper, or foil. Bring with you when you are on the go!