Black Bean Burritos

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This hearty Mexican-inspired receipe makes a satisfying and delicious vegetarian lunch or dinner. At 12 grams of fibre each, these burritos are an outstanding source of fibre. Tip: After wrapping the burritos, warm them on a hot grill for 2 to 3 minutes.

Black Bean Burritos


Quantity Ingredients
1 tsp canola oil
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 tsp cumin
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 19 oz/540 ml can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 fresh tomato, chopped
6 10 inch/25 cm whole-wheat tortillas
2 cups fresh spinach leaves, washed and dried
1/2 cup store-bought salsa
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced


Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper; sauté until softened, about 4 minutes. Stir in cumin and garlic; sauté for 1 minute.

Stir in lime juice, red pepper flakes, black beans, and tomatoes; reduce heat to medium-low. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 10 minutes. If mixture begins to dry out, add a little water.

Meanwhile, warm tortillas one at a time in a skillet over medium heat (about 1 minute each).

Divide bean mixture, spinach, salsa, cilantro, and avocado among the tortillas. Fold each tortilla over to create a wrap. Serve warm.

Serves 6

Per burrito: 365 cal, 13 g pro, 12 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 55 g carb, 12 g fibre, 0 mg chol, 588 mg sodium

Source: Foods that Fight Disease