In my contast quest for eating healthy and losing weight I have debated on becoming a vegetarian. The only issue with this is that my husband doesn’t want to give up meat . I enjoy cooking and sharing meals with him. Yes I could make substituions, but this could start to get costly, so I find a healthy balance. I have basically chosen to eat meat only when we eat meals together. I know there are ways around this, but for now I am eating less meat, and have adapted to not eating meat at least one day out of the week. I go the whole day… if my husband decides to eat meat outside of dinner that is his choice. And yes, sometimes meatless Monday gets skipped over and becomes Wednesday…but you get the idea. No matter what your family does for meals these are simple, gooey, melty, and trust me, you won’t even miss the meat. Also, I buy most everything whole grain/whole wheat. If you want to use white flour tortillas go ahead.
Here is what you need:
8 oz of shredded “mexican” cheese, divided
2 cups of salsa, divided (fresh or in a jar…you choose the heat)
2 – 15 oz cans or black or pinto beans rinsed and drained
8 oz of mushrooms chopped (if you dont like mushrooms, skip this)
8 – 8 inch whole grain flour tortillas (I try to look for the ones that are about 100 calories each)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line bottom of baking dish with tin foil for easier clean up.
In a large bowl combine all of the beans, half of the cheese, all of the mushrooms and a little more than half of the salsa. Mix well.
Take one tortilla and place a spoonful of the filling in the middle.
Roll into a burrito with closed ends.
Place in a 9×13 dish and continue untill all of the tortillas are rolled. You may end up with a little extra filling. You can snack on that or save it for a fun salad topping for lunch.
Take the rest of the salsa and cheese; distribute over top of burritos.
Cover with tin foil. Bake in oven for about 15 minutes, remove foil and bake for about 5 more. Serves 3-4 people.