A Southwestern Supper

Yellow Rice and Black Bean Burritos

Often, rice is served alongside burritos, but the combination of rice and beans wrapped inside the tortilla is quite satisfying. more→

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Pinto Bean and Corn Soft Tacos

A soft taco is somewhat like a quesadilla, except that it isn’t grilled. It is a sensuous sort of meal, meant to be eaten with knife and fork rather than picked up as you would crisp tacos. Serve with baked sweet potatoes or sweet potato fries and a big salad for an easy meal. more→

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Bountiful Vegetable Burritos

This recipe was inspired by those I’ve had at Mexican or Southwestern-style eateries. Some serve these veggie-filled burritos with garlicky greens, chips and salsa, and a big salad. Refried beans help hold everything together so that it doesn’t fall apart. They also make these burritos more filling and substantial. Feel free to substitute vegetables other than the ones suggested here. more→

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Black Bean and Zucchini Tortilla Casserole

Chilaquiles is a classic Southwestern casserole that layers soft corn tortillas with beans and cheese. The lively flavors make for a nice change-of-pace holiday main dish, but this is also easy enough to make for weeknight meals. Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. more→

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Vegan Creamy Enchilada Casserole

Now you can have “the whole enchilada” without having to fill and roll individual tortillas, with this luscious creamy vegan enchilada casserole. While you’ve got the oven going at 400º F., roast some veggies as a side dish. A crisp green salad rounds the meal out nicely. more→

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Big Quesadillas with Sweet Potato, Yellow Squash, and Corn

When I first blogged about big quesadillas, a number of readers commented about their own fillings. My favorite was this one from Monica Clark-Robinson, an avid and creative cook.  more→

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Baked Rice with Cheese and Green Chiles

In this Southwestern rice casserole, the chilies and cilantro give a delectable flavor to an otherwise simple dish. This is delicious served with Beer-Stewed Pinto Beans and a big green salad. more→

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