Aak! You've been sewing orange silk dresses all day (or maybe not) and your family has to leave for church in 30 minutes and there's no dinner. You tried this yesterday and already used up your eating out money for the month at McDonalds. What's to do?
Hopefully you made a large batch of soaked flour tortillas over the weekend and have a few to spare. Grab a can of refried beans and a can of black beans. (Yes it is easy and less expensive to make your own, but if I you had thought ahead I you wouldn't be in this situation, right?) So far you have $1 on the table. Grab a bag of frozen corn and a bag of frozen peas and get them warming on the stove. That adds another $1.50 to the meal. Tack on $1 for cheese and $.75 for the tortillas. You're going to have a balanced meal for $4.25 that will feed 8 people. And it's going to be ready in 10 minutes!
Mix the refried beans and drained black beans in a sauce pan with 1/4 cup water and some good dashes of cumin and chili powder. Stir well and let them warm up on the stove. Then warm the tortillas in the microwave for 1 minute while your griddle is warming up.
Slap a good amount of beans down the center of a tortilla. Sprinkle with cheese and fold the sides in. Place seam side down on the hot griddle and cook on both sides until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is toasted.
Voila! Grilled Stuffed burritoes in less than 10 minutes. Call the family for dinner, then get in the car. You can clean up after church.