SparkPeople Advertisers Keep the Site Free

4.6 of 5 (7)
Create a Recipe Makeover

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 7
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 177.4
  • Total Fat: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.3 mg
  • Sodium: 360.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 9.7 g
  • Protein: 12.7 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Black Bean Burritos calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Black Bean Burritos

Submitted by: JEANINECAMP

Introduction

simple, delicious low fat, high protein dinner simple, delicious low fat, high protein dinner
Number of Servings: 7

Ingredients

    1 C black beans
    1 C medium grain brown rice
    1 chicken breast
    1 C fresh spinach
    1/4 C Mexican style shredded cheese
    1/2 C Newman's Own Chunky Peach Salsa (or salsa of your choice - the peach salsa gives it a different twist that I really like)
    7 La Tortilla Factory High Fiber-Low Carb Whole Wheat Tortillas

Directions

NOTE: this is the first time I've posted a 'made up' recipe so please forgive the format. Hopefully, it's easy to follow.

Prep (Can be done up to a week prior to making the recipe)
------

If you are using dried beans prepare black beans according to package directions. Otherwise you can use canned black beans and skip the prep time.

Prepare brown rice according to package instructions

Recipe
-------------
Cook chicken breast (I microwaved mine for 5 min in one of the veggie microwave bags)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Cut up chicken breast and spinach

Spray a skillet and heat prepared black beans, brown rice, chicken breast and spinach until heated through. Add salsa and about 3/4 of the cheese.

Spray an 9X12 baking pan

Fill tortillas and roll into burritos.
Place in 9X12 baking pan.
Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top
Cook for 20-25 minutes

Serve with romaine lettuce if desired.

Makes 7 burritos

Substitutions
------------------
Swap the chicken with tofu or lean hamburger
Swap the spinach with shredded zucchini
Add 1/4 onion for flavor

Number of Servings: 7

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JEANINECAMP.






Great Stories from around the Web


Rate This Recipe



Member Ratings For This Recipe

  • My kids and husband loved these, didn't even get much moaning about the spinach :). Very filling for two growing boys. I'll definitely make again. - 3/9/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I froze them and they heated well for lunch! - 3/2/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • awesome - 8/19/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Instead of salsa I used Goya sofrito sauce; I also used whole grain tortillas and doubled the spinach. I brought the leftovers for lunch today! - 8/18/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • My fiancee and I make them with Joseph wraps, black beans, Kraft free chedder and hot sauce. Nuke 'em and you are good to go! - 8/13/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I substituted cabbage for the spinach, I am allergic to spinach. - 8/12/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I am eating this as I write. It is awesome! I used a whole can of beans, most of a 16oz jar of med salsa and Ole high fiber totillas which have 12 gm of fiber. This is a fantastic healthy meal and so yummy. I will freeze the rest for a quick meal. - 8/9/09

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No