Did you know that if everyone in the U.S. went meatless once a week it could save around 100 billion gallons of water a year?
Total transparency here, I'm not a vegetarian, but I do appreciate vegetarian and vegan meals. I also try to eat meatless at least once a week and I don't eat red meat more than a few times a year.
I think some people think trying to eat veg will be a hassle, but more often then not I find meals to be easier to prep than meals with meat. I'm hoping to occasionally post some easy meatless meals here that can help you make a positive impact on the environment.
My partner and I recently discussed trying to eat less meat together, so this weekend I made my favorite easy black bean burritos and I wanted to share it with you.
- 2 16 oz cans of black beans (rinsed)
- 2-3 red peppers chopped
- 1 jalapeño chopped
- 8 oz spinach
- 1/2 medium red onion chopped
- cumin (optional)
- garlic powder (optional)
- shredded cheese
- sour cream
- avocado or guacamole
- hot sauce
- Rinse your black beans and set them to the side.
- After chopping both your peppers, jalapeño, & onion, grab a pan and put it on the stovetop at medium heat.
- Heat a little oil in your pan and add your chopped ingredients. Cook on medium heat until the peppers begin to soften.
- Once the peppers and onion begin to soften, add your spinach and black beans. Add cumin and garlic powder to taste.
- Keep on heat until your spinach has wilted and the beans are heated through.
- Plate and serve! Add any extras you like to your burrito. (I added salsa and avocado.)
This is such an easy recipe and can be changed up to your likes and dislikes. I've made it with other greens before but spinach is my favorite. Hope you all enjoy!