Black Bean and Bell Pepper Wraps (Freezer-Friendly)

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Make-ahead meals are a boon to busy homes. Make up a batch of these Black Bean and Bell Pepper Wraps for a quick and easy dinner.

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This recipe sounds simple — and it is — but its taste is not commensurate with the amount of work you will put into it. That is to say, these Black Bean and Bell Pepper Wraps will knock your socks off. How could something so easy taste so great?

I do not know. But I’m not complaining.

I like to make these for quick lunches and snacks, but they’ve served as a regular old dinner on busy nights as well. They freeze and reheat beautifully, making them a perfect freezer meal any day of the year.

I love the spicy mixture of pepper jack cheese, tender beans and veggies, and the scent of cumin and cilantro. I suppose you could call them burritos, but wraps sounds more sophisticated. And trust me, these wraps are high class.

Black Bean and Bell Pepper Wraps | Good Cheap Eats

How to make this cheap:

Here are some of the strategies you can use to make this recipe more economical:

  • Stock up on ingredients when they are on sale. For instance, when I see a great price on whole wheat tortillas, I buy several pacakges. The same goes for jack cheese. In some ways jack is a specialty item around here, so I shoot for buying it at less than $3/pound.
  • Do a price comparison. I know that Costco is the best place to buy ingredients like tortillas or bell peppers when there isn’t a great sale elsewhere. I keep track of prices so that I know who has the best deal where.
  • Cook your own beans. While it takes a little more work than opening a can, cooking beans from dried can bring about significant savings.

Tools I use to make this recipe easy:

This is a pretty straight-forward dish. You don’t need any fancy equipment. However, having some good basic kitchen tools can really make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Over time, I’ve honed my collection so that they are perfect for my needs. Here are the tools that I like to use in this recipe.

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About Jessica Fisher

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

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