Today we veered wildly off the soup and baked goods track and instead made a big pile of bean and cheese wraps.

This is a recipe we’ve made many times in the past, and it’s always one where I put it off and put it off and then finally make a batch and ask myself why I don’t make these more often, because they really are just that easy.

These things are super easy to customize. You start with 6 cans of whatever beans you like (we use black, white, or pinto) rinsed well and then drained. Add in a can of corn (or some frozen corn if you prefer), and a cup of whatever type of salsa you prefer. A chopped onion is a good addition, although since neither of us is a fan of raw onion, I always cook it first. You could also toss in some diced peppers, or whatever other veggies you prefer. A couple teaspoons of a mix of your favorite relevant spices (cumin, oregano, salt, pepper, chili powder, etc.; you decide what level of spice you want), and finally 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (you can forgo the cheese but I’d recommend something in a similar vein as a replacement to add both binder and a little moisture to the interior) and you have a ginormous bowl of filling. Then you lay out burrito sized flour tortillas over every open surface in your kitchen, and dole out heaping cups of filling onto each until you’ve used it all up. Fold them so the filling is trapped inside, then wrap them in waxed paper and stash them in the freezer.

To serve, I recommend heating it in the microwave so the filling inside is warm, then giving both sides a quick toast on a pan on the stovetop, so they get some color and crunch. Then top with a dollop of sour cream, salsa, guacamole, or whatever else your little heart desires.

We make ours deliberately a little bland because 1) we have different levels of preferred spice, and 2) we’d both rather spice it up afterwards with extra salsa, but you do you. The point is that with a very small amount of effort, you end up with a dozen or so perfectly filling, fairly inexpensive lunch (or dinner) items in your freezer for when you’re just not in the mood for another sandwich.

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