BB & BS B's

Today's recipe is for BB & BS B's... which translates to black bean and butternut squash burritos. And it is my new favorite food.

I have had this recipe pinned/bookmarked/evernoted since I laughably tried veganism for that one week. Minus a couple days. The original recipe for Black Bean and Butternut Squash Burritos comes from Oh She Glows. I mixed it up by adding spinach and de-vegan'd it by adding cheese. Like I do best.

It may sound like a weird combo, and def not the solution to a Mexican food craving, but trust me, it's good. I had this three ways: as a burrito, as crunchy taco's, and as a breakfast burrito. It would also be great in a burrito bowl, as soft tacos, on crackers, on a bed of lettuce, in a quesadilla, and probably many other ways. And it's super good for you, too! Oh, the fiber! The moral of the story is that it's very delicious and I encourage you to give it a taste!

BB & BS B's
six servings

1 tbsp EVOO
1 yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 bag baby spinach
3 cups diced butternut squash
juice of 1 lime

Suggested extras
flour tortillas
sliced avocado
nonfat plain greek yogurt
shredded mexican cheese
chopped cilantro
red salsa
hot sauce

If you have superfluous amounts of free time, I would suggest roasting the butternut in a 400F oven for half an hour. But if ya don't have said free time, then nuke the butternut for 5 minutes in a steaming bag.

Meanwhile, heat EVOO over med-high heat. Saute onion and garlic.

Once softened, add seasonings. You may substitute your favorite taco seasoning for spices.

Add black beans, bell pepper, and brown rice. Saute for 5 minutes over medium, stirring occasionally to keep from sticking.

Add bag of spinach to the pan. Fold in. It will wilt to nothingness in about 4 minutes.

Add butternut and let everything get all happy. Taste for salt needs. Add lime juice and make sure everything gets nice and mixed around. You could squish the butternut or some of it to change the texture of the filling.

I made the perfect burrito with the BB & BS B mixture, avocado, salsa, shredded cheese, and greek yogurt.

Roll that business up and you've got a party.

And now I'm sad cause I ate all the leftovers for breakfast.

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