Hearty Bean Burritos Recipe
- 1/2 cup instant brown rice
- 1 small green pepper, chopped
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup canned no-salt-added diced tomatoes
- 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
- 6 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches), warmed
- 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
- 1. Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute pepper in oil until tender. In a large bowl, coarsely mash beans. Add the beans, tomatoes, cream cheese and seasonings to the skillet. Cook and stir until heated through; stir in rice.
- 2. Spoon scant 1/2 cup filling off center on each tortilla. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese. Fold sides and ends over filling and roll up. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
1 burrito equals 314 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 479 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.
Reviews for Hearty Bean Burritos
"This was pretty good, but it needed some adjustments. The filling was pretty watery, so next time I may drain the tomatoes. I also think I will use Rotel tomatoes instead to add some more flavor. My husband requested that I cut down on the amount of cream cheese, so there will be that, too. This is a good starting point at least!"
"This recipe was good but needed some spice so we added salsa to it!"
"Great base for healthy vegetarian burritos...I must admit I changed the recipe quite a bit..added 2 fresh jalepenos, red onion and use rotel instead of diced tomatoes and taco seasoning instead of the separate seasonings listed and no rice...I also omitted the cheese topping and added sliced avocado instead...delicious!"
"Pretty basic - Great quick meal . .Didn't enjoy it too much."
"I used the salsa instead of tomatoes and it was really quite good and really easy."
"Excellent!!!! I used diced tomatoes with lime juice & cilantro. Very good!!!"
"My fiancé and I have made these several times now. Per others' suggestions, we used salsa instead of diced tomatoes. We used black beans because we prefer them to pinto, and also added some lime juice at the end; the tanginess really helped tie the flavors together and added something that we thought was missing the first time we made it. This is a very easy and filling meal."
"My husband made these for dinner tonight. He forgot to add the cream cheese, but they were still absolutly wonderul. I think adding a 1/4 cup black beans would be yummy too! I cannot wait to make them again."
"This is a great recipe. I used 1 cup of salsa in place to the tomatoes. Great taste and very easy to make. This will make a good snack to eat after school or work. My husband loved this one. It is a keeper."
"At first I found these kind of bland. I would definitely add more seasoning to it. It just didn't have the kick was I was looking for. I'd make it again, but modified."
"Love It!! So Quick and Easy"
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"I love mexican food. This is great!"
"This was really good! Very yummy!"
"Can these burritos be frozen? Six servings is two large for a family of two. But cooking once for three meals would be great."