Turkey and Bean Burrito

Serve this easy turkey and bean burrito recipe with a simple salad for a perfect weeknight dinner everyone will love.


Preparation time:
5 minutes
Cooking time:
30 minutes
6 Adult Servings
Turkey and Bean Burrito

Recipe by Eshun Mott, Photo by Andrew Grinton


  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 540-ml can sodium-free black beans
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup sodium-free chicken stock
  • 6 large whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled, halved and thickly sliced (optional)
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan on medium. Add onion and sauté for 4 min or until lightly golden. Add garlic and chili powder and sauté 1 min. Turn heat to medium-high, add turkey and sauté for 4 min or until no longer pink. Add beans, oregano and chicken stock, turn heat to high and simmer for 5 min or until liquid has almost disappeared. Remove from heat.
  • Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. Divide filling into 6 portions and use to fill 6 tortillas, adding a small pinch of cheese and a few slices of avocado (if using). Roll up, tucking in ends.
  • Place in baking dish seam-side down. Spoon salsa evenly over top of burritos and sprinkle with remaining cheese (about 1/2 cup). Bake for 20 min or until cheese has melted. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve.

Originally published in Today’s Parent magazine.

Nutrition (per Serving)

32 g
52 g
22 g
10 g
7 mg
988 mg