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Hearty Bean Burritos Recipe

Hearty Bean Burritos Recipe

This super-easy entree bursts with flavor, thanks to flavorful spices, tomatoes and a cream-cheese filling. Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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.