Black Bean Burritos Recipe

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"My neighbor and I discovered these delicious low-fat burritos a few years ago," writes Angela Studebaker of Goshen, Indiana. "On nights my husband or I have a meeting, we can have a satisfying supper on the table in minutes."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • Salsa, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 288 calories, 6g fat (0 saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 672mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 meat, 1 vegetable.


  1. In a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute onion and green pepper until tender. Stir in beans; heat through.
  2. Spoon about 1/2 cupful off center of each tortilla. Sprinkle with the cheese, tomato and lettuce. Fold sides and ends over filling and roll up. Serve with salsa if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Black Bean Burritos in Quick Cooking November/December 1999, p11

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[email protected] User ID: 1202636 61000
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2014

"Very quick and easy. I added 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning to the bean mixture while it was heating. Really added enough zip."

whitneydot User ID: 5792028 73566
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"easy, fast, and great for a meatless Monday dinner."

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