Easy Black Bean Burritos

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PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

20 min

Serves

4

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.


Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

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

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