Beans are a wonderful diet staple, filling, rich in protein, and generally
Another one from the dawn of my culinary bachelor past. This dish is
easy, cheap, nutritious, and delicious. It's so easy, I've lost the
recipe, I haven't made it in 5 or more years, and still I was able to
figure it back out from scratch.
This is a classic easy weeknight meal. Make some rice (20 minutes),
build the burritos (5 minutes), and bake for 20 minutes, and you're
done. The main ingredients, rice and beans, are pantry staples. The most
expensive ingredient is the cheese, but it's good to keep some cheese
around for cheese emergencies (though, in my opinion, the only emergency
is not having cheese).
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I'd never tried lentils before, which is a shame because they're great.
Easy to make and nutritious, lentils are a good staple to have in your
pantry. They're like dried beans, without the lengthy overnight soaking
Since I also had a bunch of tomato sauce makings about, I decided to see
if they could be combined. I had previously made a red bean and tomato
sauce recipe, but beans are large and chewy, and the end result was
unappetizing at best.
However, adding 1 cup of red lentils and 2 cups of water to my tomato
sauce recipe turned out wonderfully. I just added
the lentils and water immediately after everything else, and let the
whole thing simmer for 25 minutes until the lentils were tender. The
lentils added some flavor and a bunch of protein, so it's a good option
for vegetarians (the parmesan cheese I added stopped it from being
vegan). Added together with some roasted
broccoli and I had a nice, healthy meal.
Tortillas are my favorite bread product, beating out pita, naan, biscuits, and
classic loaves. They are simple and versatile, can be served as any course
(including dessert), and the best part is, they come in sizes big enough for a
There is only one rule for a tortilla: Bigger is Better!
What's important is what goes in. Quick-service restaurants like Chipotle and
Q'Doba have turned burritos into a deli-style experience, letting you mix and
match flavor combinations forever.
The individual components made here can be substituted with other things,
allowing you to customize your burrito experience.
Just remember the one rule: Bigger is better!
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