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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 408.4
  • Total Fat: 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 22.9 mg
  • Sodium: 869.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 59.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.0 g
  • Protein: 19.1 g

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Unchained Recipe Contest - Black Bean Burrito

Submitted by: DAWNEG
Unchained Recipe Contest - Black Bean Burrito

Introduction

I love eating at Chipotle and even if I get the burrito without the tortilla all of the extras and the serving sizes of everything packs on a lot of calories. While I love the taste of their rice it is not brown rice, which I prefer to use. I also find it much cheaper to make this at home, rather than buying it. I prefer to make my own salsa rather than buying it in a jar. But of course you can substitute if you prefer. But this one tastes great! It is always a hit at cookouts and with my family. My secret ingredients to the beans are thyme and sage. They add so much flavor. I attended a vegetarian cooking class and the instructor talked about adding those two herbs to everything to give a richer and more satisfying taste. This was the first thing that I tried them in and it is delicious. This recipe is not very difficult to make nor is it time consuming. What will take the most time is the rice, which can be made ahead. I am very much an “add a little of this and that” person, so I did find it hard to pin down measurements! Fast Food Category I love eating at Chipotle and even if I get the burrito without the tortilla all of the extras and the serving sizes of everything packs on a lot of calories. While I love the taste of their rice it is not brown rice, which I prefer to use. I also find it much cheaper to make this at home, rather than buying it. I prefer to make my own salsa rather than buying it in a jar. But of course you can substitute if you prefer. But this one tastes great! It is always a hit at cookouts and with my family. My secret ingredients to the beans are thyme and sage. They add so much flavor. I attended a vegetarian cooking class and the instructor talked about adding those two herbs to everything to give a richer and more satisfying taste. This was the first thing that I tried them in and it is delicious. This recipe is not very difficult to make nor is it time consuming. What will take the most time is the rice, which can be made ahead. I am very much an “add a little of this and that” person, so I did find it hard to pin down measurements! Fast Food Category
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    - 1 cup black beans
    - ½ -1 tsp dried thyme
    - ½ - 1tsp dried sage
    - 2 tbsp lime juice
    - 1 cup petite diced tomatoes
    - ¼ a bunch of cilantro, chopped
    - 2 jalapenos, diced (optional)
    - salt
    - 4, 8 inch tortillas
    - 1 cup cooked brown rice
    - 8 tbsp fat free sour cream
    - 1 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese

Directions

This recipe makes 4 servings. I usually make the recipe using the entire can of black beans and petite diced tomatoes, but only use 1/4 cup of each per burrito.

Beans:
In a sauce pan combine black beans (do not drain), thyme, sage and lime juice. Cook over medium heat until boiling, lower heat to simmer. Stir constantly to prevent sticking.

Salsa (If preferred you can use any jar of salsa, however I prefer to make my own, the taste is MUCH better):
In a bowl combine can of diced tomatoes (drain if preferred, I usually drain about half of the liquid), cilantro and jalapenos. Add salt to taste. The longer this sits the better the flavor, can make ahead the night before.

To prepare burrito:
Make sure tortilla is not cold. Either take them out of refrigerator a few hours before making or put in microwave (with a paper towel on top) for about 10 seconds until warmed.
Take tortilla; lay on plate, counter or cutting board. In the middle of the tortilla spoon in 1/4 cup of rice , ¼ cup of beans and 1/4 cup of cheese. Fold in two sides then roll up. The less you put inside the easier it is to roll, plus it makes a prettier presentation. Top with 1/4 cup salsa and 2 tbsp sour cream.
If preferred you can make and use guacamole as well.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DAWNEG.






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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Chipotle is an occasional indulgence for me b/c of sodium. I like Veggie Bols but it's 91% of the daily recommended amount of Sodium! I would drain & rince the beans to lower the sodium, then add some salt free stock, or tomato juice for moisture. Chipotle adds lime and cilantro to its rice. - 11/3/09

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  • I like to build mine like a pizza on the tortilla- then toss the whole thing on my pizza stone for a few minutes in a hot oven. It's hard to get a good roll because it's so hot- I usually get it folded into thirds and call it. Crispy edges and melty cheese. - 3/27/14

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  • I pieced together my burrito using this receipe as a guide. Added some chicken and used only a quarter cup each of rice and beans- topped with the cheese and salsa and sour cream and then wrapped it all up in a wheat tortilla- very filling and very tasty. Going to make the salsa next time. - 6/11/13

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  • Pretty good. My only comment would be to throw a packet of Sazon Goya into the rice while it's cooking, because salt only does so much. - 4/16/11

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  • delicious!! - 6/21/10

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  • I do love a good burrito recipe ! - 11/12/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Don't have a Chipotle in our little town, it looks good - 11/12/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds so good - 11/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yummy! Can't wait to try! - 11/10/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    interesting, worth a try - 11/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great! - 11/4/09

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  • Excellent - 11/4/09

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