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Tortilla Tip

Here's a little tip for anyone who loves Mexican food.
Maybe you already know about these (or something like these) little beauties, but we just discovered them a couple days ago and are in love ♥ so I just wanted to spread the love around like a dollop of guacamole.

They are UNCOOKED Flour Tortillas.
(Found in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. I found these at Walmart.)

You just cook them in a pan for 30 seconds each side and use them like you would a normal flour tortilla......
the flavor and texture are 100 zillion times BETTER than the plan ol' flour tortillas you buy precooked!! (I can't believe what I've been missing all my life!)
They are heaven.

We cooked up a few and made tacos with this AMAZING bean concoction which we adapted from a Cafe Rio recipe from

Taco Beans:
2T olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 can black beans, rinsed & drained
1 can white beans, rinsed & drained
1 can corn, drained
1 can tomato sauce
2T fresh chopped cilantro

Pour olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Add garlic, cumin, and chili powder--cook for 2 mins. Add beans, corn, tomato sauce and heat through. Just before serving add cilantro.

On the cooked tortilla we added a scoop of the bean recipe, a scoop of rice, some grated cheese, and a bit of sour cream. Delicious. And easy. And inexpensive. And you have leftovers you can use for the next meal. Now that's what I'm talkin' about.

I can't wait to try these tortillas with other recipes!


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