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Quick and Tasty Meals: Cheat’n Bean Burritos

There is at least one night a week when we are having so much fun playing that we loose track of time and before we know it 6:00 has come and gone. Dinner becomes a bedtime snack after baths and before the kids shuffle off to bed. For this very purpose I always house a can of refried beans in the pantry for a super-duper fast meal. Wash it all down with a nice cold glass of milk.

Tortillas, corn or flour
Refried beans
1/2 cup salsa
Shredded cheddar or Monterrey Jack and cheddar blend
Shredded lettuce
Diced Tomatoes, optional
Diced Onions, optional

For burritos, slather the upper half of a flour tortilla with refried beans. Sprinkle with some cheese and lettuce. Fold the opposite side over like a taco or halfway tucking the sides in before folding once more.

For a tostada: Heat a flour tortilla in a skillet until crispy or use a corn tortilla. Top with beans, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and onions.