Need a quick meal for dinner tonight? This recipe for Easy Mexican Skillet Wraps is a very easy and hearty vegetarian dinner that uses some basic ingredients you may already have in your pantry- no trip to the store required! This easy dinner has saved me many times from having to either drive to the store last minute or order take out. I typically have most of the ingredients in my pantry or if not, it is easy enough to improvise. Don’t have red kidney beans but have chick peas or white northern beans? Use those instead. Swap out the frozen corn for frozen peas or lima peas if that is what you have on hand. Also, if you are following a reduced carb diet, you can always skip the tortillas and spoon the mixture on lettuce leaves or eat it just on its own. We also love to chop up some avocado and serve it on the side. (Is there such a thing as too much avocado??)
I just made this meal on Sunday for my family as a late lunch/early supper when I just could not face going to the grocery store on a weekend afternoon. My kids all love it and it tastes great the next day for a leftover lunch. We have received lots of positive comments from our members when we use it on our menu plans. Members have told us their families love it as well and their kids gobble it up every time. It is super budget friendly too!
- 1 to 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced or minced
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 14.5 oz black beans, rinsed & drained (or use another variety of beans)
- 14.5 oz red kidney beans, rinsed & drained (or use another variety of beans)
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 10 frozen corn (or can use peas, lima beans, carrots, etc)
- 1 cup salsa (we used mild)
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (we used low fat)
- 1 package tortillas, if you want to do these as wraps. It is also great on its own too!
- sour cream, optional
Heat oil in large skillet and add garlic. Cook for few minutes and then add all other ingredients to skillet, EXCEPT cheese and tomatoes. Simmer on medium/low for 5 minutes, covered. Uncover & cook for 5 to 8 minutes more. Remove from heat, stir in cheese & tomatoes. If doing wraps, warm tortillas according to package instructions. Spoon mixture down middle of tortilla, top with some sour cream if using, and roll up! Perfect with a simple side salad or a side of fresh fruit to make a healthy and easy meal…perfect for a snow day!
Looking for other easy weeknight dinner ideas? Try these other great Dinner Daily recipes below:
Turkey Avocado Tumbles (for the avocado lovers out there!)