Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Frugal Food Thursday: Veggie Burritos

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A couple of weeks ago, a reader asked what I make with all the tortillas I buy at ALDI.  Here's one of my recipes!

It's pretty simple veggie burrito recipe.  It's one of my go-to recipes when I need to make something really fast.  You can change out the veggies in the mixture and use whatever you have on hand.  You could add brown rice to the filling as well.  It's easy, cheap, filling, and delicious!


2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, minced finely
1/2 of a 14-oz can of tomatoes, drained
1/2 tbsp cumin
dash of kosher salt
1 15-oz can vegetarian refried beans
4 large flour tortillas
6 oz shredded pepper jack cheese
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
1 tbsp chili powder

In a large skillet, heat the oil on medium-high heat.  Add the onions and saute for 2-3 minutes, or until translucent.  Add the celery and saute for 2-3 minutes more.  Add the green pepper and jalapeno pepper and saute for another 1-2 minutes.  Sprinkle in the cumin and salt.  Add the drained tomatoes and heat through.

In a large bowl, mix the cooked veggies with the refried beans.  Put the tortillas on plates and spoon 1/4 of beans and veggies into each tortilla. Add 1 oz cheese on each tortilla.

Fold up the tortillas burrito-style - first fold the bottom and top, then roll up the sides.  Place seam side down on the plate.

In a small bowl, mix the tomato sauce with the chili powder.  Spoon the sauce over the 4 burritos.  Sprinkle 1/2 oz cheese on top of each tortilla.

Microwave burritos for 2 minutes, or until the cheese on top is melted.  Makes 4 burritos.

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Joanna June 30, 2011 at 11:21 AM  

This is my first time here in awhile. I'm sharing a recipe that is both frugal and delicious - and a great way to use up an abundance of summer greens! Thanks for hosting!

Ann Kroeker July 1, 2011 at 5:16 PM  

We love Tex-Mex type food in all forms, and a veggie option is one of my favorites. Thanks for linking this inspiration to Food on Fridays!

Miz Helen July 1, 2011 at 7:56 PM  

I love Burritos and your recipe looks awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon. Have a great week end!
Miz Helen

robbie @ going green mama July 3, 2011 at 8:05 AM  

Sharing a post for salmon with snow peas and dill. Frugal when you grow everything but the fish - which I got at a good price at Sam's! :)

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves July 4, 2011 at 12:25 AM  

Hi! YUMMY! I am a new follower!I would love it if you stopped by blog, take a look around and if you like what you see, follow me back! Thanks!
Have a great holiday!

PERMANENT POSIES July 7, 2011 at 2:23 PM  

I love burritos and your recipe looks great. Hey....I thought of you last night. I went to Cheesecake Factory for dinner and their cheesecake special for the night was Mango Key Lime Cheesecake on a Shortbread Coconut crust. Are you kidding? Since it was mango....I had to buy it and bring it home to hubby. Yummo!

Nan from Manual Pasta Machine September 1, 2011 at 4:37 PM  

Mexican food is my downfall and I am constantly looking for recipes that are easy to use with fresh ingredients. Sounds easy but its not. Most are either processed or take an unusually long amount of time to prepare. Your recipe sounds great-can't wait to make it.

Nan from

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