Diabetic Beef Burritos

These diabetic beef burritos are easy to make, and pretty healthy for Mexican food. I'm a sucker for any sort of Mexican dish. So these are fixed a lot at my house!! We always add an extra hot salsa to the mix. What can i say, we are salsa/Tabasco fanatics.

I love that this recipe calls for pinto beans instead of re-fried beans. Pinto beans are chalked full of fiber and protein. The amount of fiber in pinto beans can help regulate your blood sugar; which makes these beans perfect food for diabetics.

Beef and Bean Burritos

Recipe Ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray, as needed
1/2 lb beef round steak, cut 1/2" pieces
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 can pinto beans - (abt 15 oz), rinsed, drained
1 can diced mild green chilies - (4 oz), drained
1/4 cup finely-chopped fresh cilantro
6 flour tortillas - (6" dia)
2 oz shredded reduced fat Cheddar cheese, abt 1/2 cup

Recipe Instructions:

1. Spray nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot. Add steak and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes or until steak is cooked to desired doneness.

2. Stir beans, chilies and cilantro into skillet; cook and stir 5 minutes or until heated through.

3. Spoon steak mixture evenly down center of each tortilla; sprinkle cheese evenly over each tortilla. Fold bottom end of tortilla over filling; roll to enclose. Garnish with salsa and nonfat sour cream, if desired.

This recipe yields 6 servings.

Exchanges Per Serving: 2 Starch, 1 1/2 Meat, 1 Vegetable, 1/2 Fat.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 278; Calories from fat 22%; Total Fat 7g; Saturated Fat 2g; Protein 19g; Carbohydrates 36g; Cholesterol 31mg; Sodium 956mg; Dietary Fiber 1g.

Comments: Steak plays a supporting role in these easy-to-make burritos. It's the straightforward flavors of cilantro and green chilies that capture the essence of Mexican cuisine.

Source:"Diabetic Cooking at http://www.diabeticcooking.com"S(Formatted for MC6):"07-25-2002 by Joe Comiskey - jcomiskey@krypto.net"Copyright:"© Publications International Ltd, 2002"

Servings: 6

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