I have never been a big fan of meat. Our mother used to stop me at the door to make sure that I had placed some lunch meat on my sandwich for school (and not just mayonnaise). So it’s not a big surprise that I am the one that keeps the meat consumption to a minimum in our household.
My boys are not as enthusiastic about keeping the meat consumption low. So there are some nights when they eat meat and I do not. They used to fulfill this need when I was working 12 hour shifts and wasn’t even home for dinner a few nights a week, but now we eat together every night, so the blending creates some confusion and ‘togetherness’ in the kitchen as all needs are met.
Recently, I didn’t plan well,…. okay at least once a week or so, I don’t plan well and needing a quick healthy protein substitute for me while the boys ate turkey, I turned to canned beans, sweet onion and a little orange juice. I was very pleased with the results which I piled into a large leaf of romaine and ate like a burrito. I was very pleased with the results. The boys looked suspicious at my lack of interest in their turkey bacon. Haha! Their suspicions will be explained soon because I know we will have this again. Why not? It is fairly quick, very easy and most delicious.
Re-fried Bean Citrus Wraps
1 sweet onion
oil for sauteeing
1 tsp ground cumin
1 cup canneloni beans (or whatever cooked or canned beans you have on hand)
juice of 1 orange
salt to taste
Saute the onions in a little oil. The longer you saute the sweeter they become… but if you’re pressed for time go until translucent
Add the rest of the ingredientsMash the beans. I used a potato masher.
Cook down a little so it’s all smushey and the liquid has diminished.
If it gets too dry add a little more juice
This is a notion that works for a lot of things and saves you lots of calories. Unless of course you serve it with potatoes roasted in oil. Ah but they were really good as well ;-)
What do you like to put in a lettuce wrap?