As I have shared in previous posts, our family loves beans. At least once a month, I make a huge pot of beans and then freeze them to use over the course of the month. Then, when I need a quick or low-stress dinner I just pull the already prepared beans out of our freezer and viola! I have got a meal that is pretty much ready to go. One way we love to use beans is by eating them in place of meat in tortillas. One of our favorite meals is black bean tortillas with mango lime salsa. Since the beans are usually already made, I just make the tortillas and salsa and then our meal is ready to go! Here’s the recipe:
Tortilla Recipe (5 – 6 Tortillas)
- 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of lard or coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- small pinch of salt
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup of boiling water
- Olive oil
Mix flour, lard/coconut oil, baking powder and salt together till crumbly. Then, add water slowly and mix (mixing usually works best in this recipe if it is done by hand). Add the water (usually around 1/4 to 1/3 cup of water) slowly till a soft dough forms. Knead a few times and shape into a ball. Pour or brush the top of the dough with olive oil. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Divide into five or six golf-ball size balls and roll into size and thickness preferred on a lightly floured surface. Cook in an ungreased skilled over medium heat until the top is slightly bubbly. Flip to the opposite side and cook for 30 seconds to a minute. Remove and enjoy!
Mango Lime Salsa Recipe
- 1 mango, chopped
- 2 ripe avocados, chopped
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1/4 cup of onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped
- 3 tablespoons (or more to taste) of lime juice
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
Mix all ingredients together!
Black Bean Tortillas with Mango Lime Salsa:
- Black beans
- Mango lime salsa
- Optional: Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Top tortilla with black beans, mango lime salsa and optional Monterey Jack cheese. Enjoy!
Tip: I usually prepare the tortillas and salsa early in the day when I have a free moment so by the time dinner rolls around the only thing I need to do is heat the beans. This makes for a very low-stress, but oh-so-tasty dinner!