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“The idea came from ... Taco Bell, rice and beans in a tortilla. Friends were coming over and we wanted Mexican so I decided I could probably make it cheaper than taco bell. Bought some cheese and sour cream and presto. Well, mine is a bit different but it turned out really good. It was the start of my clean out the pantry, fridge, and freezer couple of weeks so this was a perfect dish for that. Now, I added 1 very small diced chicken breast to the mix for 4 of the wraps, and the other 4 wraps were just the beans and rice - but either way, they were great. One pan ... just heat - wrap - and serve. Canned beans, frozen or canned corn, leftover white rice (if you don't have left over 1 bag of the "Boil-in-Bag rice" is about the right amount, or just make a quick cup of rice). A jar of chunky salsa (use your favorite brand), shredded Mexican cheese, and just a few fresh vegetables. Besides, you can really get creative with this dish and add jalapenos, cumin or other spices, onion, olives, different beans, roasted peppers, or green chilies, etc. Just have some fun with it. As far as the chicken goes, 1 leftover cooked chicken breast diced, or 1 cup rotisserie chicken works great; or how about pork or even shrimp. Garnish with some sour cream and serve with a corn chowder or even a spicy tomato soup on the side.”
8 Tortillas

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Filling -- In a large saute pan, add the olive oil and bring to medium heat. Add in the garlic, green pepper and cook just a couple of minutes. Then, add in the scallions, beans, corn, salsa, rice and cilantro. Just cook 4-5 minutes on medium low simmer until heated through. Check for any additional seasoning like salt and pepper if needed.
  2. Tortillas -- As you are heating up the filling -- heat up the tortillas. I do this as easy as possible. Wrap 4 tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for 1 minutes on medium heat. Flip over after 30 seconds. Done.
  3. Wraps -- Lay each tortilla out flat and add 1/4 cup of the cheese. Then add the bean filling and wrap. I start at one end and roll, then tuck in each side as you finish rolling them up. There is no real right or wrong procedure for this.
  4. Finish -- After the wraps are finished, I like to add them to a serving platter or dish, cover with the same paper towels you originally heated the tortillas in; and back in the microwave for just another minute on medium heat to melt the cheese and to make sure the tortillas and filling are hot.
  5. Serve -- Garnish with sour cream on the side; and serve along side a nice bowl or soup or a salad.

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