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Cilantrito (Cilantro Burrito)

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 lb Dry black bean
  • 1/2 lb Dry pinto beans
  • 1/2 lb Dry kidney beans
  • 30 Tortilla shells (I use
  • -Mex-america; 10" shells)
  • 10 Scallions; minced
  • 3/4 lb Mushrooms; minced
  • 2 Cubannelle peppers; minced
  • 1/2 pk Whole wheat couscous; cooked
  • -(or use whole wheat &
  • -tomato angel hair pasta)
  • Habenero-based hot sauce
  • Lemon juice
  • Red pepper paste or tabasco
  • Cilantro; enuf so when you
  • -grasp stems together it's
  • -2" across; minced
  • 1 tb Habenero sauce (I use
  • -Melindas XXX; which is
  • -carrot/habenaro)
  • 2 tb Red pepper paste (I use
  • -Vietnamese err! can't
  • -remember! olem sambek?)
  • 1 tb Cumin
  • 1 tb Lemon juice
  • 1 tb Butter


My latest variation on veggie lo-fat burritos: (from memory, may be wrong)

Soak beans overnight, boil till soft, mushable. Add habenero sauce, red
pepper paste, cumin, and lemon juice.

To a large teflon skillet add: add 1 Tbs butter (Yes, butter Ick! But it's
1T for 30 servings!). Heat, then cook mushrooms & cubanelles in it.
(Mushrooms NEED butter, it makes them smile)

Get seperate mixing bowls for mushrrom/pepper; scallions;cilantro,
couscous and another one for water, and one for bean mix (not all the beans
at once). Take a tortilla, Nuke it for 35 sec on high. Take it out, put on
wood buthcer block, spread with water, flip over, spread with water. I use
a palmful of water on each side. Now, put 2-3 heaping teasponns of bean in
a line 1/3 way from one edge. Add 1 tsp (non heaping) of cilantro,
scallions, mushrooms and 1 Tblsp couscous. Roll over once, fold edges over,
finish rolling.

When you get used to it you can throw the next one in Nuker after putting
fillings on, but before folding - it takes me about 30 seconds to fold one.

BTW, it's tempting to mix all the non bean ingredients together- but don't
you can really taste the different "layers"

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