I’ve had these pictures ready to go for the past few days, but as most of you know, sometimes I’m not very disciplined in my updates, so you’re just now getting the low-down. A few months ago, I discovered this little thing called Pinterest. Actually, I didn’t so much discover it as my mother-in-law told me that I had to get into it. I took her word and gave it a go. Let’s just say, it’s one more thing to waste my life away doing, but I love it. Specifically, I love all of the recipe ideas that I’ve been finding. I’ve made countless dishes, from jalapeno popper grilled cheese to pizza casserole. This, however, is a simple spicy bean burrito, and even though my burrito looked nothing like the picture on the website, I imagine it tasted just as delicious. Mine was ridiculously messy, but that’s the way it goes whenever I make tacos or burritos at home. I feel like I need to put every single topping and condiment known to woman on top, then I can’t get it close. I mean, come on, I was making it to satisfy my tummy, not to photograph. I also chopped up some fresh jalapeno to sprinkle on top, and obviously, I left all of the seeds in, because the hotter the better. My poor stomach lining probably disintegrates a fair amount every time I eat anything spicy these days, but it’s like my trademark. You have to take the bad with the good, I guess.
The best part about this wasssss…..wait for it….
The leftovers!!!! That was lunch for the rest of the week, my friends, and it was glorious. We don’t have a Chipotle around here, so I have to make do. If I would have just made some rice to go along with it, I would have been all set.
Alright, changing the subject now – I’ve actually been accomplishing a bit of writing the past few days. I still don’t have as much written as I would like, but it’s a lot more than I had initially, so I’m pretty excited. I spent a bit of time looking up Stephen King quotes for inspiration, and they just made me love the man even more. My very favorite was: “When asked, ‘How do you write?’ I invariably answer, ‘one word at a time.’” Whenever I get discouraged, I think of that, and tell myself, ‘Even if I get five words written in the next twenty minutes, that’s more than what I had to begin with.’ It seems to work.
‘Til next time!
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon minced chipotle in adobo sauce
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- dash cayenne pepper
- 1/3 cup chicken broth
- 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (15 oz.) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- 6 tablespoons salsa
- shredded cheese
- diced tomatoes
- chopped lettuce
- chopped green onions
- sour cream
Cook garlic in a small amount of oil just until fragrant (30-60 seconds). Add spices, broth and beans. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in salsa.
Spoon bean filling into tortillas, top with cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, green onions and sour cream to serve. -VIA Kitchen Simplicity