Whatcha Mean? Sprouted Bean?
My name is Kathy and I went to Costco yesterday.
I did. My sweet papa came down from Fort Collins and we went to breakfast and then did a little shopping. I don’t shop at Costco often, and I never buy a lot… I’ll stock up on things like – rice milk for Husband, 505 Green Chile (yeeeeehaw!), bubbly water, paper products… stuff like that. But yesterday I found something intriguing! Dehydrated sprouted beans!
Huh??? Why would you dry sprouted beans? Doesn’t that negate all the nutritional benefit? I HAD to check it out! And… after googling until my fingers were numb, I still don’t know!! Does anyone out there have an answer? Please advise!
Regardless… even though I don’t have the nutritional answer, I know beans are both yummy and good for us, so let’s eat! I needed another quick and delicious meal last night, and I decided to make burritos with my fun new beans. *See what happens when you live in Colorado?! Burritos and tacos and enchiladas, oh my! We LOVE it all!*
I went to Whole Foods to get veggies and my favorite Rudi’s sprouted spelt tortillas. I’ve talked about them before, but I will just tell you again that they are amazing! I love the taste and the texture!
I cooked up the bean trio – adzuki, mung and lentils – in a bath of one cup water and two cups veggie broth. The package says to cook them for 15 minutes, but I went about 20. They were still a little crunchy, but very, very delicious! For some additional texture, I busted out a can of organic black beans. Can only make it all more yum, right? I decided to add fresh lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cabbage, and steamed zucchini…
… and I used my favorite Daiya pepperjack shreds. Of course!
With everything prepped, it was time to assemble. First comes love, then comes marriage… Oh, wait… I mean… First comes tortilla, then comes Daiya… warmed up in a non-stick skillet…
… then come the sprouted beans, and then come the black beans…
… and then comes the green chile…
… and then comes the baby in the baby carriage! *aka “fixin’s*
You can decide how much to stuff in your spelt tortilla, and make it either a jumbo taco or a burrito. It’s a win-win, right? Right! I love choices. 🙂
Well, it’s time for me to make like a burrito and wrap it up, people! See you next time! Hope you’re having a fantabulous day!