I’ve totally been craving Shepard’s Pie, or pretty much anything that comes from the oven all toasty with childhood memories. It’s too hot for that now, but the days are getting shorter and summer is coming to an end (it really hurt me to say that!) and soon enough it will be time for Shepard’s Pie and soups and all those other comforting foods. Last night I wanted all those cozy feelings of childhood but without the heat of the oven, and so dinner was a simple veggie burrito. Burritos don’t hold any childhood memories for me since I had never even heard of salsa or burritos or refried beans as a child – a true shame. I don’t have any photographic evidence of this meal (it was that good) and it was so easy to prepare that putting a recipe this dead simple on this blog seems kind of silly. But sometimes that is just how it goes.
And how about a little self promotion? Well, I’ve started a new blog in addition to this one. Yikes! It’s not really food related, nor is it solely about shopping or crafts (tho there is some of that too). It’s just a way for me to not lose track of the little things I find along the way. The small joys, is just that. Random small things I find along the way that I’d like to keep close to my heart. Anway, just a little invite to take a peek and say hello.
bean & veggie burrito
1 can of refried beans
1 t olive oil
1 package of Yves Veggie Ground Round “Chicken”
1/4 c chili powder
1/2 c salsa plus extra for topping
1 onion, sliced into matchsticks
1 green pepper, sliced into matchsticks
1/2 c grated cheddar cheese
1. In a cast iron pan, heat up olive oil and add green peppers and onions and salt. Stir occassionally and add in some hot sauce if you wish. When it’s all roasted and slightly charred, it’s done.
2. Meanwhile, in a small pot, heat up the can of refried beans. About 5 minutes or so should do it.
3. Meanwhile again, heat up a larger fry pan, add a drop of olive oil and in the ground veggie “chicken”. Stir and and in the chili powder. Mix until well combined and heated through.
4. Heat up tortillas one at a time over the gas flame of your stovetop. If you dont have a gas stove, heating in the microwave is fine. Add the toppings along with some extra salsa and grated cheese to the tortilla, roll it up with your prefered method and eat up.