Black Bean & Cream Cheese Burritos

This is an awesome last minute, throw it together kinda meal that is totally awesome.  I made a super huge batch of this so I could keep it in the frig for a few days but feel free to halve it or cut it into thirds. I also made several and froze them for my husbands lunches.  He likes to buy those frozen fatty store burritos. Yuck.  These are so much better and healthier.  Not to mention cheaper. 

It's a pretty versatile dish too. Sub a can of kidney beans if you want, add a red pepper or some green onions.  It will all work and be delicious!

We ate this with an awesome low calorie Mexican Cucumber Salad.  Wonderful meal! 

Black Bean and Cream Cheese Burritos Recipe
Adapted from Kiddies Corner

3 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 large onion, diced
3 (4 oz) cans green chiles (I used a 7 oz. and a 4 oz can)
2 tbsp. garlic, minced
1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese, light (or you can use regular)
Salt and pepper
Tortillas (corn tortillas if gluten free)

Cook onion in cooking spray for about 3 - 4 minutes to soften.  Add green chiles and garlic, stir and cook for a couple of minutes.  Add black beans and cook for about 3 minutes until heated through.  Add cream cheese, salt and pepper, stirring until the cheese is melted and mixture is hot.  Serve on a tortilla.  I like to toast my tortillas in a pan on the stove top to get a bit crisp and then add the bean mixture.

Total calories = 1810 calories
13 - 1/2 cup servings = 139 calories per serving
1/2 cup mixture with 100 calorie tortilla = 239 calories bean burrito

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No Whine Wednesday at Food on the Table
Let's Do Brunch at My Sweet and Savory
Works for me Wednesday at We are THAT Family
Real Food Wednesdays at Kelly the Kitchen Kop
What's on your Plate? at Good Cheap Eats
What's on the Menu Wednesdays at Dining with Debbie
Made it on Monday at Lark's Country Heart
My Best Recipes at This Chick Cooks
The Mommy Club at Crystal and Co.
Ingredient Spotlight: Cream Cheese at Eat at Home

Calories calculated from Some numbers are approximate and rounded.

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