Burritos are simple, hearty and easy to make, which is why I love them. This recipe adds color and freshness with Thai basil. The green is a celebration of summer.


1 pack ground beef
1 can black beans
aged cheddar, shredded or cut into cubes
salt and pepper to taste
fresh basil leaves
tomato chunks (optional)
1 pack of tortillas

Cook the ground beef in a large skillet, and when it’s almost cooked, stir in the black beans and salt and pepper. Cook for another 5-10 min., or until the beans reach desired texture. Add the cheddar, turn off the heat and cover to melt the cheese. Serve on a tortilla, and garnish with fresh basil and/or tomato.