School is now underway. I am sure you could all use a really quick and easy dinner for those nights where you are running kids around to dance, soccer, football, piano, etc. Wednesday night happens to be one of those nights for me. So I adapted this Chili Bean Star Supreme recipe that I found at Our Lovely Life. The original recipe came from her grandma.
The recipe only uses 4 ingredients and is basically a twist on a bean and cheese burrito.
The fun part is how you wrap the tortilla to make a fun star shape. You can cook these in a dry pan, in a stove top grill pan, or a panini press/countertop grill. I elected to use my George Forman Grill. Also, I adapted the recipe to use burrito sized tortillas but any size will work, you just use less filling.
I also chose to double the recipe so we could have leftovers.
Our Lovely Life said that she will sometimes cook up a batch then freeze them in a zip-top bag for a quick meal later. Just make sure they cool well before you freeze them. You don’t want soggy tortillas. To use the frozen chili bean star supreme, she usually pulls them out the night before she wants them and then bakes them at 375 for 20-30 minutes or until they’re warmed through and have crisped up. I put my leftovers in the fridge, reheated them in the microwave for 30 seconds and then put them in the George Forman grill to crisp up. I also served mine up with the roasted tomato salsa I post Saturday along with some sour cream. They were a hit with the whole family and I had a quick and easy dinner prepared in no time. I bet your older kids could even make this for you.
- 1 (15 oz) can chili
- 1 (16 oz) can refried beans
- grated cheddar (or other variety) cheese
- 5–6 flour large burrito sized tortillas
- In a medium saucepan, combine chili and refried beans. Heat and stir until well mixed. Turn off heat.
- Scoop about 1/2 cup of bean mixure onto the center of the tortilla. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Fold tortilla into a pentagon shape.
- Place each star fold side down on a pan (or panini press or grill pan) heated over medium heat. Cook until golden on both sides. Eat plain or I served mine with salsa and sour cream. Makes 5-6.