Bean burrito layers

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
½ cup Green Lentils; dried
¼ cup Red Kidney Beans; dried
1 each Onion; medium
2 eaches Jalapena Peppers *
1 tablespoon Chile Powder
6 ounces Monterey Jack Cheese; grated
1 each Tomato; medium, chopped
1 x Salsa
¼ cup Pinto Beans; dried
¼ cup Baby Lima Beans; dried
4 eaches Garlic Cloves
1 tablespoon Oregano; dried
¼ cup Coriander Leaves; chopped **
6 eaches Flour Tortillas; 10"
1 x Lettuce; shredded

Rinse lentils and beans, discarding any that look suspicious, and soak in clean water 4 - 6 hours, or overnight. Put into medium saucepan, bring to boil and simmer, covered, 30 minutes. Add water if necessary. Peel and chop onion. Microwave on "High" 2 - 2½ minutes until soft. [If you prefer, you may saute the onion in about 2 T. oil. I omit the oil to keep the fat content down. The flavour does not seem to suffer.] Chop the Jalapena pepper. (*) Adjust the quantity to your own taste and / or tolerance. (**) aka cilantro.

Peel and crush the garlic. Drain the lentil-bean mixture. Reserve ½ cup of liquor. In a food processor puree the lentil-bean mixture, the onion, the garlic, the jalapena peppers, the oregano, the chile powder, and the coriander leaves, adding some of the reserved liquor as necessary to process. [The final puree should be quite thick.] Pre-heat the oven to 325 F. Assemble as follows on an oven-proof plate, pizza-pan or cookie-sheet: Place a flour tortilla on the *lightly* greased surface. Cover with lentil-bean puree [4 - 5 T.]. Sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese. Add another flour tortilla and repeat, saving enough cheese to cover the top of the final flour tortilla. Bake for 20 - 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to "firm-up" for 5 - 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with salsa, chopped tomato and shredded lettuce. Serve with rice, Couscous and / or corn. The amount of oregano, coriander leaves, chile powder, or jalapena peppers may be varied to suit individual tastes. I use more peppers! If you're prone to "problems" with beans, add ¼ - ½ t.

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