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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.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 314 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 479mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 15g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 fat.

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.
Originally published as Hearty Bean Burritos in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p30


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caree929 User ID: 3830950 172551
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"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!"

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maddawson User ID: 6637204 185694
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"This recipe was good but needed some spice so we added salsa to it!"

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AshleyD963 User ID: 5588536 185738
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"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!"

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cinnamonfox User ID: 5911011 187167
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

"Pretty basic - Great quick meal . .Didn't enjoy it too much."

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HMRintelman User ID: 3601621 172550
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"I used the salsa instead of tomatoes and it was really quite good and really easy."

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lbailla1 User ID: 1814645 145220
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"Excellent!!!! I used diced tomatoes with lime juice & cilantro. Very good!!!"

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Beckyk5630 User ID: 5094452 106950
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2011

"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."

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sdewitt User ID: 4347207 185693
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"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."

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sn00py1 User ID: 4946449 101394
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2010

"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."

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shelbyamay User ID: 4171522 166610
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"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."

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