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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Easy and Scrumptious Flautas

"Lazy, Lazy Sundaaay. Lazy Lazy Sundaaaaaaaaay!"
Is that not how the U2 song goes? Oh well, but today was an idle day, calling for an idle meal....flautas.

Being that it is summer and our house is full of colourful veggies, my mom and I decided Pico De Gallo was in order as well.
The recipe used today:
  • 2 red and ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tiny green tomato
  • 1 fourth of an onion
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 banana pepper
  • desired amount of red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 splash/ 1 tablespoon of vinegar
Dice up the first 5 ingredients then mix in the latter seasonings. You can also add cucumber or any other variety of pepper you wish, Pico allows for much fun and freedom and you always get: yummmmm....each flavor so distinct and fresh :) *me melting into a pile of joy*

Now the main course:

(makes 4):
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Farentheit

  • 1 15oz can black beans (if you can find no or reduced sodium use that)

  • Salt and pepper

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic chili paste

  • 4 tortillas/wraps
Rinse the black beans and put in a bowl, large enough for you to mix in. Add seasonings (more or less to your taste). Squish it all together with you hands (a goopey process but fun). Divide the mixture evenly among the 4 tortillas top with desired amount of cheese, roll tightly and bake for between 15 - 20 minutes.

*you can do the same thing with chicken (just don't mix in garlic chili paste) and shredded pork (again no chili paste but add some cinnamon)*

Serve with salsa, Pico de Gallo, and chutneys :)

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