Bean Burrito

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  • 4 10-inch tortillas
  • 1 can (15-16 ounces) Chili Beans
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups lettuce, chopped


  1. Open can of chili beans, pour onto a plate, stir and mash with a fork, if desired.
  2. Place tortilla on a microwavable plate.
  3. Divide mashed beans into 4 quarters. Spread 1/4 of the mashed chili beans on center of a tortilla.
  4. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese on top.
  5. Microwave on low power until cheese melts.
  6. Spoon 1/4 cup salsa over cheese, top with 1/2 cup lettuce.
  7. Fold bottom of tortilla up about 1 inch, fold other tortilla sides over to enclose filling in a pocket. Turn burrito over.
  8. Assemble and heat 3 more burritos.
  9. Cut each in to 6 servings. Serve warm.