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    Sunday Supper

    Rice, beans, and veggies one day, burritos the next

    Cheesy pinto bean and rice casserole.
    Karoline Boehm Goodnick
    Cheesy pinto bean and rice casserole.

    Refresh a casserole of pinto beans and rice with lightly sauteed zucchini and yellow squash. A traditional casserole utilizes only one pot, but cooking everything for the same amount of time can leave rice crunchy and veggies mushy. Separate the tasks. Simmer a large pot of rice with stock and tomato sauce (for a vegetarian dish, use vegetable stock or water). Meanwhile, gently saute peppers and two squashes. Mix everything together, transfer to a baking dish, and top with crushed tortilla chips and cheese for a hearty family meal.

    Karoline Boehm Goodnick
    Bean burritos.

    On another day, layer the rice and beans with fresh tomatoes, avocado, sour cream, and a simple cabbage slaw. Roll the filling inside large whole-wheat tortillas to make burritos and wrap tightly with parchment paper. They heat briefly in the oven and they’re so popular, you’ll start wrapping and rolling other leftovers to make this popular supper.


    (For beans and rice, burritos)


    ¼ cup sour cream

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    2½ cups shredded Jack cheese

    4 large whole-wheat tortillas

    ¼ green cabbage

    2 medium tomatoes


    1 avocado

    1 large onion

    1 red bell pepper

    1 poblano pepper

    1 jalapeno pepper


    1 zucchini

    1 yellow squash

    3 scallions

    2 cloves garlic

    1 bunch fresh cilantro

    1 lime

    Salt and pepper

    4 tablespoons vegetable oil

    2 teaspoons ground cumin

    1 tablespoon paprika

    3 cups long-grain white rice

    1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce

    2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans

    3 cups chicken or vegetable stock

    ¼ cup hot sauce

    1 cup tortilla chips

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