Bean Burritos

Bean burritos is an easy and delicious recipe where you can combine different ingredients from your cupboard. Black, pinto, and kidney beans are easy to mix with different veggies and spices.


Ready in: 30 minutes Makes 4 burritos

Ingredients: ½ cup chopped onion ¼ cup low-sodium vegetable broth (optional) ¾ teaspoon chili powder (optional) ½ teaspoon ground cumin ⅛ teaspoon ground turmeric ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional) 1 cup sweet corn/mais or chopped tomatoes ¾ cup canned beans, drained Sea salt, to taste whole grain tortillas 2 cups shredded lettuce or kale or baby spinach leaves ½ avocado, seeded, peeled, and sliced ¼ to ½ cup salsa of your choice  Bottled hot pepper sauce (optional)

Instructions 1. In a large saucepan, cook onions in vegetable broth (if using) over medium heat for 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add chili powder, cumin, turmeric, and cayenne pepper (if using) and stir for 1 min more.

2. Stir in corn (mais) and beans. Cook 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and season with salt. If not using vegetable broth, put all onions, spices, mais ,and beans in the saucepan and cook for 5 minutes. Cover but stir occasionally.  

3. In a dry nonstick skillet over medium heat, warm tortillas one at a time 40 seconds or until warm and pliable, turning once. Cover with a damp cloth to keep warm.

4. Spread ¼ of the bean mixture onto each tortilla just below the center. Top with ½ cup of lettuce, 2 or 3 slices avocado, and 1 to 2 tablespoons salsa. Fold bottom edge of each tortilla over filling.


5. Fold in opposite sides; roll up tortilla. Place burritos/wrap with seam sides down on a platter.


6. Serve warm, and if desired, with hot pepper sauce. Tips: *For a much faster and easier version, if you don't want to cook at all, use the ready-made guacamole salsa (made from avocado) and spread it onto each tortilla together with beans and mais strained from the can. Add raw chopped onions (if you like) and your favorite spices (optional too). Then add lettuce/kale/baby spinach leaves and hot pepper sauce (optional).

*It is also possible to use different tortillas made from different grains like spelt, barley, wheat, mais, millet, depending on your choices and availability in the shops.


Mehri R.

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