Saturday, September 28, 2013

Black Bean Burritos

This is a wonderful meatless Monday meal for busy cooks. It's a reduced calorie version of that old Mexican favorite black bean burritos. These burritos are delicious but the best thing they have going for them is the speed with which they can be assembled. They can be on the table in 15 minutes and the recipe can easily be doubled if you have a crowd to feed. I made a mild and a hot version yesterday. I used mildly flavored Rotel tomatoes for the children and the firecracker version of the tomatoes for the adults at the table. I also used a reduced fat version of cream cheese in our burritos. This version of the cheese makes a less creamy burrito than its full fat cousin, but a low-fat sour cream was among the toppings we served, so the change in texture was not noticed. I hope you will give this recipe a try. It is based on a recipe I found on Christine Cooks. Here's the recipe I used for this fast and simple treat.

Black Bean Burritos...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by Christine Cooks


1 cup chopped onion

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (10-oz.) can Rotel tomatoes, drained

1 package (8-oz.) low-fat cream cheese

1 cup cooked white or brown rice

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon teaspoon chili powder

Salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

4 - 6 Flour tortillas

Optional toppings: sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped fresh tomatoes,avocado


1) Heat a small amount of oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds.

2) Add beans, Rotel, and cream cheese and heat through. Stir in rice and season with cumin, chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir in cilantro.

3) Wrap in a tortilla and serve with desired topping. Yield: 4 to 6 servings.

You might also enjoy these recipes:

Burrito Bowls - Closet Cooking

Beef, Bean and Cheese Burritos - Shamrock and Shenanigins

Machaca Burritos - Never Enough Thyme

Breakfast Burritos - You Made That?

Chili Bean Burritos with Corn Salasa - Dinner Du Jour

Chipotle-Style Burritos - Melbo's Kitchen

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