Chicken and Bean Burritos
I feel like a grown up today.
We were finally able to close on our house yesterday, meaning that we are now homeowners! I’m married, with 2.5 kids and a house to my name. I’ve never felt more grown up. Strangely, owning a home suddenly makes me feel more married too. Maybe because we’ve never carried a debt before, and now this home is jointly in our names and looks like a huge chunk of cash to pay back. We’re on a 30 year mortgage, which would make me almost 60 when it gets paid off. Yikes.That’s a really long commitment to money and my man. Not that I never planned on being married to him that long, the paper work just makes it feel… different.
Grown ups should be married for 30+ years. Grown ups should own homes. Grown ups should eat child-like burritos and spice them up with onions and jalapenos.
These burritos are every bit what you could find frozen in the grocery store, only so much better. In fact, I made extra and stuck them in the freezer for when the baby comes. Just pop them in the oven for a little longer and you have a quick and easy meal. They can be made as simply or as complicated as you’d like. My plain loving family likes them with just chicken, beans, and cheese (as you can see in the pictures). I load mine up with onions and jalapenos, chopped so fine they’re almost a loose paste. You could throw salsa and sour cream in there, or I like it for dipping on the side.
8 10 inch flour tortillas
1 16 ounce can refried beans
4 cups shredded cheddar or monterey jack cheese
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
2 cups chicken breast, cooked and shredded
Heat the oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Lay a tortilla on a work surface and spread with a thin layer of beans, leaving a 1 inch border all around. Sprinkle with cheese, onions, peppers. Place chicken in a line across the center of the burrito. Fold one inch of the tortilla over from the bottom, then fold in the sides and continue to roll the burrito up. Place seam side down on the prepared baking sheet and continue with the remaining tortillas.
Place in the oven and bake until hot, crispy, and slightly browned, about 10 minutes. If desired, serve with salsa and sour cream.