Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The long awaited

Alright... what to wrap those tortillas around!
Lentil Burritos
First of all you have to know that this isn't a sensitive recipe. Approximations are fine and experimentation is encouraged!
1/2 cup dry lentils
3/4 cup dry brown rice
1/2 can tomato paste
2 tsp chili powder
1 2/3 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp cumin
I add: onions (maybe 1 small), garlic (3 or 4 cloves) and red pepper (dice like 1/4th of the pepper or so)
Plain Yogurt

Alright, cook up the lentils and the rice separately in water. Saute up your veggies in a bit of canola oil. Once you have those cooked mix all these ingredients into a bowl - well save the cheese out, add that to each burrito individually and sprinkle some on top. Put some mix into a tortilla add some cheese wrap it up and put it into a casserole dish. Keep going until you run out. Cover the dish with tinfoil and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Mine ALWAYS taste better when I don't take them out early.

Next up in my mind is: why salt is really good for you... and some new recipes I have tried and loved in the past few weeks. Stay tuned


  1. Do you have a recipe for black bean soup?

    (My kids even love this...and if you want you can top w/a dollop of sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese!)Mary

    2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
    1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, or Mexican stewed tomatoes, cut up
    1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, or diced tomatoes with green chilies
    1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
    1 (11 ounce) can Mexicorn, drained
    2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chilies
    4 green onions, thinly sliced
    3 tablespoons chili powder
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic

    In a slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until heated through.

  3. Where do you find tahini??

  4. I have found tahini just about anywhere...even Wal-Mart. At wal-mart the brand is joya and it is in that small kosher/greek/Mediterranean section on one of the aisles. They sell my favorite brand, Krinos at Homeland next to your house (in the peanut butter section).
    Great recipe! Thanks for posting - switch out your sour cream for plain yogurt...try it!