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A few key ingredients create a simple and satisfying Southwestern meal. Here’s what you’ll need:

Flour tortillas, burrito- or soft taco-size, warmed,or taco shells, warmed according to package direction 
One or two 16-ounce cans vegetarian refried beans (one can will make 6 to 8 burritos) 
Pre-shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (or grated cheddar-style soy cheese) 
Salsa of your choice 
Organic sour cream, soy yogurt, or plain low-fat yogurt 
Diced tomatoes 
Shredded lettuce 
Suggested accompaniments: Quick-cooking brown rice, cooked with a vegetable bouillon cube; black olives.

Strategy: Cook some quick brown rice according to package directions; warm the refried beans in a saucepan with a little water to loosen. Place everything on the table, letting everyone make their own burritos or tacos with any or all of the ingredients listed above.