Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Week 2: Easy Beef-Bean Burrito

The Recipe
250g ground beef
1/3 cup oatmeal
1/2 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tbsp ground cumin
2/3 cup chunky salsa (~1 jar)
1 (16-oz.) can black beans
10 ounces of chopped spinach
1/3 cup shredded cheese
8 tortillas
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix the ground beef and the oatmeal thoroughly. Warm some oil in a wok over medium-high heat, and cook until the meat is no longer pink. Add the next 4 ingredients (chili through beans) and cook for 10 minutes. Add spinach and cheese and stir until the spinach is wilted and the cheese has melted.

Serve on tortillas with extra shredded cheese and salsa as garnish.

The Verdict
I was hesitant about both the oatmeal and the spinach, but both additions turned out really well :-) This was originally billed as a freezer meal, but after making it as such, I see no reason to do so. There's hardly any preparation involved, so it seems unnecessary to do the work ahead. I think it saved me a total of 5 minutes.

Worth making again as a 'regular' meal though.

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