Black Bean Burritos

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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

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


    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


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

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

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.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    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

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    Very Good
    I froze them and they heated well for lunch! - 3/2/10

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    awesome - 8/19/09

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    Very Good
    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

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    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