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First of all, today is the beginning of the fall blog festival I’m participating in! You definitely need to check out the first poster – Myra at My Blessed Life – for a super cute craft, a linky, and a giveaway!

Chili Bean Star Supreme | www.tasteandtellblog.comphoto updated March 2013

Today is the beginning of a very wonderful but busy month.  We have truly been blessed.  My husband got a new job and he starts today.  I cannot tell you what a relief it has been!

But then the stressful part kicks in.  My husband has been busy playing Mr. Mom while I’ve been working.  He’ll be training for the next month, not really making very much money, so it’s also not feasible for me to quit my job right now.  But I am so grateful for amazing family who have agreed to take Abbi in for the next 4 weeks.  She’ll love it – getting to play with cousins and grandparents every day, but me?  I get to spend an extra 2 hours in the car every day.  But it will all be worth it in the end because we are thinking and hoping that this job will be good enough that I will be able to quit my job once my husband is finished with his training.  Which means in 4 short weeks, I will be a stay at home mom again!

But for this month, super simplicity is going to be the name of the game.  I actually feel really prepared right now because I made out a full menu plan and actually went to the grocery store on Saturday and bought everything.  But since I will be spending extra time in the car and getting home a little later every night, I have chosen a lot of super simple meals.  In fact, I’m actually considering creating a special spot on this blog that I can call Super Simple Suppers – all for nights when you have 20 minutes and no energy!

This meal definitely falls into that category.  It’s so simple that I wonder why I never thought of it myself.  4 ingredients and only minutes until dinner is done.  In both of the blogs I saw it on, they used a panini press or George Foreman grill.  Well, I was at my in-laws when I made these, and I made an improvised panini press!

Chili Bean Star Supreme | www.tasteandtellblog.com

So if you don’t have a panini press, you have no excuses!  Just take a heavy pot and stick it on top of whatever you want pressed down – it works like a charm!

This meal was not only super easy, but it was actually pretty tasty, too.  It would have been really good with some homemade chili – so this is also a great idea for what to do with chili leftovers!  And I’m guessing they freeze really well for easy lunches later.  I’ve got some in the freezer but I haven’t tried them out yet, so I’ll have to let you know.

Busy month – bring it on!

Chili Bean Star Supreme | www.tasteandtellblog.comphoto updated March 2013

Chili Bean Star Supreme
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Chili and beans are folded in a tortilla and cooked for a fun dinner idea.
Serves: 8-10 servings
  • 1 can chili
  • 1 can refried beans
  • shredded cheese
  • tortillas
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the chili and the beans. Heat over medium heat until warmed through and thoroughly mixed.
  2. Scoop about ⅓ cup of the bean mixture onto the middle of a tortilla. Top with cheese. Fold tortilla into a pentagon shape. (I found that it was easiest to do when I warmed up the tortillas for a few seconds in the microwave.)
  3. Place each star fold side down on a pan (or panini press or grill pan) heated over medium-high heat. Cook until golden on both sides.
  4. Serve with salsa or sour cream if desired.
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14 Responses to Chili Bean Star Supreme

  1. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Congrats to your husband! Those look delicious.



  2. Pam says:

    Congratulations to your husband! It sounds like Abbi will be well cared for. Here's wishing you all the best!

  3. kat says:

    oh yeah super simple! Sounds like good things are headed your way with your husbands new job.

  4. grace says:

    glad to hear the good news–i hope my october is anywhere near as wonderful as yours is looking to be!
    what a clever and wonderful little creation you've made, and not just for the cool shape–the components themselves are hard to beat!

  5. Kristy says:

    These look great! I never know what to do with leftover chili, so can't wait to try these.

  6. Joanne says:

    yay for your husband! I'm so happy for you guys. Big hugs!

    I rarely have time to make real meals during the week and so this sounds just perfect!

  7. Holly says:

    Congrats to the hubby;) sounds like 2 hours of quiet to me;) lol these look yummy-I've made something similar-so good!

  8. Julie says:

    Sounds like good changes are on your way…congrats to your family 🙂 I'd be super happy to make this a meal, yum!

  9. claire says:

    congrats to your husband! very exciting!

    these look delicious- what a great idea!

  10. megan says:

    Looks delicious! And congratulations to your husband – hope the next 4 weeks go quickly 🙂

  11. Becky at VintageMixer says:

    Congratulations to your husband!!

    These remind me of the bean and cheese burritos that I grew up on! comfort food..mmmm

  12. Melanie says:

    I love this simple idea (and simple dinners in general!!). Good luck with your crazy next few weeks1

  13. Claire says:

    Yay!!!! So glad to hear about the job AND that you have family who can take care of Abbi. What a blessing.

  14. Monet says:

    So many exciting changes. Congratulations to your husband on his new job…and I hope that your able to find the ideal fit for your own schedule. I'm sure the next few weeks will be crazy…but it will soon settle, I promise! As for this meal? Perfect! Easy, cheesy and delicious. Thanks for sharing!

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