These black bean burritos are quick to make and bursting with savoury goodness.
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This Tex-Mex classic has many variations and people can’t get enough of the spicy Mexican-inspired flavours. You may have tried a chicken burrito recipe or a beef burrito recipe in the past, even a breakfast burrito recipe perhaps, but this vegetarian burrito recipe is guaranteed to become a regular on your weekly menu. It’s completely meat-free with flavour-packed ingredients. But first, let’s begin with the beauty of burritos - the wrapped packages of meat or beans, rice and veggies combined with spices makes it a hearty meal in itself. They’re also versatile - you can add any fillings you like and are a good dish to use up leftover rice, mince and any veggies that need using up. Ready in less than 30 minutes, these vegetarian burritos are a quick and tasty dinner or lunch option.
This recipe is all about veggies - think onion, capsicum, tomatoes, and silverbeet, which replaces the flour tortilla or wrap for added goodness. Quorn Mince, ideal for vegetarian recipes, is used here instead of beef mince. You can find Quorn Mince in the frozen or chilled section. You’ll also need 2 garlic cloves, and to give it that classic Tex-Mex flavour, you’ll need burrito spice mix. A can of black beans rounds out the dish, as does basmati rice, making it a super-hearty meal.
First up, you’ll need to cook your savoury filling. Place 1 finely chopped onion and 1 finely chopped capsicum in a frying pan with oil over medium-high heat. Cook this mixture for 2-3 minutes or until the onion softens. Then add the mince, crushed garlic and burrito spice mix and cook for 1 minute, stirring, or until the mixture is well combined. Add the canned tomatoes, beans (which have been rinsed and drained) and 1 cup of water, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens. Season the mixture then add the rice and stir it all together to combine.
To prepare your green wraps, cook the silverbeet leaves in a saucepan of boiling water for about 30 seconds to soften them so they’re easier to fill and fold. Drain the leaves and pat them dry with paper towel, then spoon some of the mixture onto the leaves. Fold over the long edges and roll up to enclose. Enjoy the veggie burritos with avocado.
For more ways to spice up your usual family dinners try these tasty Mexican-style rice burritos with guacamole. With crispy bacon and cheesy egg, these breakfast-burritos are worth getting up for. And if you’re craving more Mexican-inspired flavours, this slow-cooked Mexican-style pulled pork with corn salsa is one to cook this weekend. Meat-free Tex-Mex is a breeze with these vegetarian-nachos, and for more vegetarian dishes to add to your repertoire check out our vegetarian recipes category page.
Energy 2127kJ/509 Cals (24%)
Protein 22g (44%)
Fat 28g (40%)
Sat Fat 5g (21%)
Sodium 837mg (42%)
Carb 39g (13%)
Sugar 12g (13%)
Dietary Fibre 9g (30%)