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Tortillas with Three Bean Stuffing
A quick and easy recipe for "stuffing" 6 large tortillas


1 pkg. Tortillas, whole grain, large
1 - 15-oz. can Kidney Beans, red
1 - 15-oz. can Pinto Beans
1 - 15-oz. can Black Beans
1 - 6-oz. can Tomato Paste
2 Onions, medium sized, diced
4 Garlic Cloves, crushed
1 tsp. Basil, sweet, dried
2 tsp. Chili Powder
2 tsp. Cumin, ground
Hot Pepper Sauce (to taste)
Ripe Olives, sliced
Romaine Lettuce, shredded
(To enlarge the photo of the tortilla and beans, click on the photo or link)


If this recipe is cooked in a microwave oven, you can be enjoying the completed tortillas in just 15 to 20 minutes.  If you don't eat all six tortillas at one meal, they are great as leftovers for the next day.

Begin by washing, peeling and dicing the onions.  Place in a medium to large sized covered glass or ceramic baking dish.  Peel and crush the garlic and add to the onions in the dish.  Mix in the desired amount of hot pepper sauce, cover and cook until the onions become semi-translucent (about 5 minutes on high power in a microwave oven).

While the onions and garlic are cooking, open the cans and drain off the liquid from the beans.  When the onions and garlic are cooked, add the beans, tomato paste, basil, chili powder and cumin to the baking dish and mix well.  Then mash with a potato masher until most of the beans have split open.  Mix again, cover, and place back in the microwave oven for another five minutes on high heat.  (To enlarge the photo of the bean stuffing mix, click on the photo or link)

While the bean stuffing mix is heating, wash and shred the lettuce, slice the olives (if whole) and prepare the tortillas for warming in the microwave oven, after the beans are finished heating. 

When the beans are finished cooking, warm the tortillas in the microwave oven.  If the tortillas are frozen, we heat them between two microwaveable plates for about one minute and then flip the plates over and heat for another minute.

Place one warmed tortilla on an individual plate.  Place some shredded lettuce on the tortilla in a line from one edge to about 3/4 the way across the tortilla, as shown in the photo.  Spoon on some of the bean mix, sprinkle on some of the sliced ripe olives, as shown in the photo, and top off with some salsa.  (To enlarge the photo of the tortilla preparation, click on the photo or link)

If you are not familiar with folding a tortilla, we suggest folding over one side of the tortilla against the stuffing ingredients, then snugly wrap the other side over.  Make sure the stuffing does not get squeezed out to the bottom end.  If it does, push it back up with a spoon or fork and then fold up the bottom to make a closed pocket.

Enjoy with a tossed salad.

The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31):  'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.  And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so.   God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV)  Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!  (d-27)

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