Monday, March 12, 2012

Veggie & Bean Burritos

Once in a while we get burritos from Chipotle and I quite like the combination of rice, beans, veggies, salsa (I add the spicy ones), cool guacamole, a tiny dollop of sourcream, corn & lettuce whether it's in a bowl (my favorite option) or wrapped tight in a humongous tortilla. Even my parents liked this and it goes over quite well with my daughter too.... she loves everything with sourcream. The ingredients themselves aren't complicated so I decided to make this at home... that way I could incorporate more veggies, add in some tofu and make all those personal tweaks to customize it for us.


Tortillas (larger size) - as required (ensure ingredients does not include lard if you are vegetarian).
Black beans - about a cup, drained and washed (I used canned)
Guacamole - recipe here
Salsa - recipe here (or use storebought)
Onions - half cup, thinly sliced
Bell peppers - half cup, thinly sliced
Tofu - 6 to 8 oz, that has been drained and pressed between paper towels
Spinach - 2 cups, fresh (optional)
Garlic - 1 tbsp, minced
Frozen corn - cooked with some salt (optional, I didn't have any this time)
Oil - 3 tsp
Salt, chilli powder - to taste
Basmati Rice - cooked with some salt (about 1 to 2 cups)
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp or to taste
Cilantro (Coriander leaves) - 2 tbsp, chopped

Lettuce, Sour Cream, Cheese, Sriracha - for garnishes and toppings as desired


1) Heat 1 tsp of oil and saute the onion and bell peppers with some chilli powder and salt till cooked. You can maintain a bit of crunch. Remove and set aside

2) Heat 1 tsp oil and first add garlic followed by fresh cut spinach, cook until the greens wilt with a bit of salt and some black pepper if desired. Remove and set aside.

3) Heat 1 tsp of oil and spread evenly on the pan sprinkle some salt and add the tofu pieces. Sprinkle some chillipowder and some salt and cook until the bottoms have browned... flip over and cook the other side until browned.

4) Mix hot cooked rice with lemon juice and cilantro leaves and keep aside.

Gather all the ingredients to begin assembling and serving.

Warm the tortillas (either on a pan or microwave for 5 to 10 seconds). Lay the tortilla flat on a cutting board and first add some rice towards the bottom of the tortilla, then some blackbeans, followed by tofu, veggies (onion, bell pepper, spinach and corn), drizzle some sriracha sauce for a spicy kick, add some guacamole and salsa, some sour cream, cheese and lettuce depending on your preference.

Start rolling from the bottom, tucking the sides in... to form a nice tight seal. Cut in half (on a slight angle, if you prefer and serve).


  1. looks quite filling ......yummm....

  2. My son loves the cheese burrito but somehow I never liked the tortilla (flour smell)- Seems this one is full filling meal with spice touch!

  3. One of our fav dinner recipe !!Your version looks very yummy.

  4. This looks lovely and easy to prepare. a complete meal.

  5. looks absolutely delicious.

  6. Perfect one and very nice filling too

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  9. They look super yumm!

  10. Looks delicious,,,still to try this,wish ya hppy festival,.


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