Easy Black Bean Burritos


  • Prep Time10 mins
  • Total Time20 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Easy Black Bean Burritos

Photo: Erik Putz

Want to get an A+ on school lunch? Roll last night's dinner up in a tortilla and you're done.


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped

  • 1 tbsp garlic, chopped

  • 1 tbsp chili powder

  • 3 cups cooked black beans

  • 1 cup water, or reserved bean cooking liqiud

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 8 small tortillas

  • 8 lettuce leaves

  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato, or fresh salsa

  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

  • cilantro leaves, (optional)


  • Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 4 min or until soft and lightly golden. Add garlic and chili powder, and sauté for 1 min longer. Add beans and water, and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 2 min or until flavours have come together.

  • Use a potato masher to mash beans into a coarse paste and thin with extra water, as needed. Season with salt. Lay a lettuce leaf on a tortilla and spoon heaping ¼ cup beans on top. Add 1 tbsp tomato, some grated cheese and cilantro, and roll up.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 574, Protein 25g, Carbohydrates 73g, Fat 21g, Fibre 18g, Sodium 864mg.
Excellent source of iron.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent September/October 2018 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.

This article was originally published on Aug 23, 2018

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