Refried black bean, egg and cheese breakfast burrito

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This was good, and quick and easy to prepare. I'll definitely make this again.

Prepare an egg. I made one scrambled egg flat like an omelet in an 8" omelet pan.

I used a medium burrito-sized Mission flour tortilla. There's no need to preheat it, because we'll heat after adding the beans and cheese.

Add a layer of Amy's organic refried black beans, though you could use regular refried beans. There's a little less than a quarter of a can here. I vacuum seal and freeze the remainder of the can. When I use a frozen serving, I usually defrost it overnight in the refrigerator. It's a good idea to warm a refrigerated serving for 15 seconds in the microwave, otherwise the tortilla can be overcooked by the time the beans and cheese are hot.

Then top with shredded cheese. I used Sargento 4-cheese Mexican blend (Monterrey Jack, cheddar, queso quesadilla and Asadero).

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Microwave for 30 to 45 seconds. In the pictures below I assembled it on the plate, but it's better to do it on a wood cutting board, otherwise moisture builds up under the tortilla.

Add the egg. I folded the omelet-style egg in half, then squared off the corners making something that fit perfectly in my burrito.

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I topped the egg with Green Mountain Gringo spicy salsa, but you could omit that. Also some salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Update November 18, 2014: I also added canned diced green chiles, a nice addition! Also, it works better to put the salsa and chiles under the egg, so they don't get the tortilla wet.

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Finally fold it up and serve. This was delicious and much less work than my chorizo breakfast burrito with chorizo, onion, green pepper, jalapeño and egg.

I vacuum sealed and froze the 3 remaining servings of refried beans for future breakfasts.

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Amy's refried black beans are vegetarian, so this is too.


Update 12/13/2014: I've found that the chopped green chiles and salsa can be a little runny at times. Spreading them out on a paper towel before flipping them onto the hot black bean and cheese and topping with the egg works perfectly!

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Updated January 31, 2015
: Added the step about reheating the black beans first, reduced microwave time with tortilla to 30 seconds from 40.

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