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Mexican Vegetarian Wrap
Mexican Vegetarian Wrap Eileen Goltz | Dairy
25 minutes 15 minutes
10 minutes
2 servings

This wrap is like a burrito, filled with savory black beans, crunchy peppers, rice and Mexican seasonings.

  • 1 (15½-oz.) can black beans, drained
  • ½ cup chopped and seeded red bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped and seeded yellow bell pepper
  • ¾ cup cooked white rice, warm
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ cup picante sauce
  • 1 tablespoon catsup
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ cup grated Monterey jack cheese
  • 2 (10 or 11-inch) flour tortillas

  1. Heat the beans in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the peppers, rice, cilantro, picante sauce, catsup and cumin; cook until warm, 2 to 3 minutes. 
  2. Divide the bean mixture between the tortillas and top with the cheese.
  3. Wrap by folding the sides towards the center, folding the bottom towards the center and continuing to roll.

This recipe can be doubled or tripled.

Kashrut Instructions


DESCRIPTION: Fresh Chives, basil, cilantro, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme are often used as spices or garnishing.

Please Note: Curly leaf parsley is very difficult to check. It is therefore recommended that only flat leaf parsley be used.

INFESTATION: Aphids, thrips and other insects may often be found on the leaves and stems of these herbs. Insects tend to nestle in the crevices between the leaves and branches of herbs. These insects can curl up and stick to the leaf once they come in contact with water.

Vegetable spinners, power hoses, and light boxes are not always available in the home. We therefore recommend the following alternate procedure.

RECOMMENDATION: In order to determine if a particular bunch of herbs is infested prior to washing, bang it several times over a white cloth. This is most important when checking oregano, rosemary, sage and thyme. If only one or two insects are found proceed with the steps below. If three or more insects are detected in a particular bunch of herbs it should not be used.


  1. Soak herbs in a solution of cold water and vegetable wash. The proper amount of vegetable wash has been added when some bubbles are observed in the water. (In the absence of vegetable wash, several drops of concentrated unscented liquid detergent may be used. However, for health reasons, care must be taken to thoroughly rinse off the soapy solution.)
  2. Agitate the herbs in the soapy water, in order to loosen the sticking excretion of the bugs.
  3. Using a heavy stream of water, thoroughly wash off the soap and other foreign matter from the herbs.
  4. Check both sides of each leaf under direct light.
  5. If one or two insects are found, rewash the herbs.
  6. If any insects are found after repeating the agitation process twice, the entire bunch must be discarded.

Please note: To prepare herbs for use in soups, such as cilantro, dill or parsley, wash them thoroughly and place them in a cooking bag.

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