Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Low Fat Refried Bean Wraps

I always have a few cans of refried beans stashed away. They are a great protein source, side dish and if you buy the lowfat version, healthy. I love the nonfat lime chile refried beans but my new favorite is black bean refried beans. I love black beans and I will choose them over pintos or kidneys any day. I also have a favorite recipe for those cans of refried beans. I am still looking for more good ways to use refried beans in recipes. They are a pantry staple. And please don't tell me about the famous refried bean pie. I have heard it is delicious. I am just not brave enough to try it yet and I really am a big fan of fruit pies. So I don't really want to try refried bean pie. On the other hand, I love these roll-ups. I have used them for years as an appetizer for potlucks. I always get requests for the recipe.

Last week I tried them with my new fave black bean refried beans and I ate the whole thing for lunch. It was a tasty low fat meal that was a nice change from my regular lunch diet of salads. You can adapt this recipe from one to six wraps.

I am going to give you the directions for one. It is an easy no-cook recipe that can easily be doubled or tripled.

Flour tortilla
2 TB non fat or low fat black bean refried beans or chile lime refried beans (heated)
2 TB Low fat or non fat sour cream
1-2 TB of salsa
2 tsp chopped olives
1 green onion
1 Tb of shredded cheese (optional)

Layer ingredients in order on top of tortilla. Spread each layer to within an inch of edge. Roll tightly and chill for at least 10 minutes.

For an appetizer roll tightly in plastic wrap and chill at least 1/2 hour. Remove and slice into 2 inch slices. Serve.

1 comment:

The Housewife said...

I've been looking for more recipes with beans (protein et al!) and this would be great for an easy lunch!


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