Thursday, November 13, 2008

4 ingredients.



Refried Black Bean Taco


I wasn't sure whether to call this a taco or a quesadilla. I went with taco. Since we ate it like a taco and not a quesadilla. I've been trying to think of new things to feed Reno so I bought a can of Amy's Refried Black Beans and some soft whole wheat tortilla with the hopes that if I heated up the beans and spread it on a tortilla and rolled it up she would eat it. Well she did. She liked it a lot. Thing is though she can't consume a whole can of refried black beans so I made a version of her dinner for us with some brown rice and diced fresh tomato. It was really good. I mean really good. So good that I might keep a few cans of that stuff around for days when I don't feel like thinking about food and what to make.

We aren't big canned food eaters at all but I'll make an exception here. The only canned items we ever buy are beans (we buy dried also), tomatoes, chipotles and the occasional artichoke hearts. I really believe in making foods from scratch but with a child you have to make exceptions here and there because sometimes you have no time at all for a scratch meal. Especially when she is yelling "mammamamammamammamamammama" or "ninininininininininininininniiiii" which usually means "I"M HUNGRY" or she just hangs from the tray that is attached to her highchair and screams like the monkey that she is.

12 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Yum!! Glad it was well-received.

ANTM was predictable last night.

jessy said...

simple & delicious! they look really pretty!

i love the sound of these tacos, and i could totally eat like 10 of those yumminesses! mmmmmmmmm! that's awesome that Reno liked her roll-up, too! happyface!

LeAnne said...

I LIVE FOR BEANS!!!

aTxVegn said...

How funny - at least you know what Reno means when she hollers!

I keep the same canned goods, plus pumpkin these days.

Celine said...

seriously, is there anything beans can't do? short of doing the dishes after themselves, that is.

SallyT said...

I used to think that I'd always cook from scratch. Now that my kids are 11&10, there's homework to monitor and soccer practice to attend and clubs to drive to and friends to visit... A few quick recipes like beans and tortillas are a must!

VeganCowGirl said...

I bow down at your bean buritto expertise. Looks so mouthwatering...I am ALL about mexican food right now. No, that's not totally true. I am all about ANYTHING i can put in a tortillia shell.

VeggieGirl said...

SO EXCITED FOR THE FINALE TONIGHT!!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Aww, basic & delicious for the little one. We keep canned beans around for random nights as well.

Joanna said...

my mom has been trying to get me to eat refried beans. i tried them at a restaurant and they were okay, but i haven't had canned ones.

these do look really good though. how old is reno? when i was little, my dad had me eating steak and corn on the cob when i was 9 months old. i don't know how i did it, but i managed just fine haha

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

There's nothing better than a quick, few-ingredient meal!

Haley said...

Your blog is great! Everything looks so amazing... I wish I could try it all! I love tacos and I love dishes that are easy to prepare, so this one is definitely a winner!

I would love to write about it on our blog! If you are interested send me an email at haley@keyingredient.com

Thanks!
Haley, KI Blogger