Black Bean Burrito Recipe

Heather says:

Meatless meals are often great for the wallet.  This recipe can be prepared with canned or dried beans.  If you use dry black beans, cook 1/2lb dried beans until soft.  I put mine in the crockpot the morning I want to make the burritos, cover them with water, and turn the crock on low. About an hour before I wish to serve dinner I make the rest of the recipe.  My kids were unimpressed, but Mr. Heather asked for more and with vegetarian dishes, that’s a high compliment.

To round out the filling we add cooked rice and cheese.  Then top with whatever your little heart desires: guacamole, sour cream, salsa, you get the idea.

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Black Bean Burrito Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 TBSP cilantro – chopped
  • 3 green onions – chopped
  • Juice from 1 lime (about 3 TBSP)
  • 1 garlic clove – chopped
  • Optional – 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • Optional – 1/4tsp hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup canola or olive oil
  • Black Bean Burrito Instructions:

    Since I use dried beans I drain them and place them back on the crockpot on high.  Otherwise, place the beans in a pot on the stove on low.

    To the beans add the: tomato, onion, and cilantro.  Stir occasionally, but let heat through.

    Now, if you would like to be all fancy, get out a bowl combine the lime juice, garlic, and optional pepper and hot sauce.  Then, whisk briskly while you slowly pour the oil, in a steady stream into the bowl.

    Or, you can be lazy like me and throw the remaining ingredients into a jar with a lid and shake vigorously.  I have kids underfoot and don’t like washing extra utensils.

    Stir the dressing (that’s what you just made) into your bean mixture.

    Spoon into warm tortillas (I zap mine in the microwave for a few seconds) with rice and grated cheese.  Fold, top with condiments, and enjoy.



    8 Comments

    1. Leslie on January 21, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      I love the “or if you’re lazy like me” part! I know this is an old article so you may have discovered this trick since then. I have a Blender Bottle that I use solely for cooking purposes. The little blender ball works a little like a whisk and is especially nice for quickly scrambling eggs! Kind of similar to just throwing everything in a jar and shaking, but with the assistance of a blender ball.

    2. Sarah on April 23, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      I made this and marinated it in the dressing overnight with added cilantro. It made an excellent chilled salad! I soaked and cooked my beans from scratch and added chili, cumin and oregano while they were cooking. I also added chili cumin and oregano to the dressing. Delicious!! 🙂

    3. Ralph on July 16, 2010 at 3:09 am

      Yum, burritos sounds good. Have black beans soaking over night in my pressure cooker with a few bay leaves. Later will add onion, red pepper, garlic, salt and oregano. We generally have them with rice and sometimes in tortillas. Over potatoes sounds good too. 🙂

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    5. Caravaggio on November 18, 2008 at 4:44 am

      I made similar things, but instead of beans inside, it was vegetables.

    6. Menu Monday 7/14 on July 14, 2008 at 8:49 am

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    7. Miss Genevieve on June 5, 2008 at 4:17 pm

      I make a very similar kinda thing with out the rice and tortilla. I usually make a BIG batch. The first night we usually make burritos but, for the next night we’ll put it on potatoes and the third night we make a mexi-pizza. It is tasty, cheap, and good for you. We eat A LOT of meat in our house too but, this is always a crowd pleaser.

    8. imabug on June 5, 2008 at 1:55 pm

      I like burritos but not a big fan of black beans. What would be a good substitution?

      you could always give the jar (plastic of course) to your kids to shake (or just strap it onto one of them and let them loose 🙂 ). I like those Jello pudding shakers.

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