Sunday, September 18, 2011

Low-Point Chorizo and Black Bean Burrito


Chorizo (pork sausage) has such a mouth-watering savory taste, you don't even need to add taco seasoning to this wonderful burrito recipe. Wrapped in a flour tortilla or spooned on top of a bed of lettuce, this recipe is scrumptious!

Low-Point Chorizo and Black Bean Burrito
Ingredients:
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 4 Chorizo Spicy Sausage Links, casing removed (about 10.5 oz)
- 1 tsp. garlic powder or 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 Tbs onion, minced
- 1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 Tbs green chiles
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 small green bell pepper, chopped (optional)
- lettuce
- Light sour cream
- Mexican-style four-cheese blend shredded cheese
- 8, small 6" flour tortillas
- Pam cooking spray
In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Add chorizo meat (without casing) and brown, chopping into small pieces as you stir. If olive oil soaks up too quickly, move chorizo to one side of the skillet and spray empty side with Pam cooking spray. Gently push chorizo to other side and add more cooking spray if needed. Cook until chorizo is done and then add garlic, onion, black beans, chiles, diced tomatoes, and bell pepper. Continue cooking until heated through (or if you're using bell pepper, cook until it begins to soften a little bit). Turn off heat. Spray another skillet with Pam cooking spray and place over medium heat. Add tortillas and slightly brown or warm on each side, making sure the tortilla does not become stiff. You're ready to build your burrito! Add one-fourth cup chorizo mixture in the center of tortilla. Top with lettuce, one tablespoon of shredded cheese, and one tablespoon of sour cream. Roll up and enjoy! If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.
Total servings - 8 (1/4 cups)
Serving size - 1 (1/4 cup)
Points per serving - 4 (However, with 1 Tbs cheese and 1 Tbs sour cream the total points is 5)
NOTE: By omitting the flour tortilla and spooning 1/4 cup chorizo mixture on a bed of lettuce instead, the total points are 2.2. Add 1 Tbs cheese and 1 Tbs sour cream for a total of 3.2 points.

"The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking, you've got to have a what-the-hell attitude." - Julia Child