Friday, October 16, 2009

Black Bean Burrittos

This recipe is an easy one that I found on the Whole Foods site! Click HERE to view it.

Serves 4
Serve these burritos with fresh pineapple salsa or a chopped vegetable salad.

2 (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added black beans, drained and rinsed, or 3 cups cooked beans 1 tomato, chopped 3 green onions, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 2 cups cooked brown rice 4 tablespoons grated Monterey Jack or non-dairy cheese 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 3 tablespoons lime juice 3 tablespoons canola oil 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce, more to taste Sea salt and ground pepper 4 large whole wheat tortillas 1 ripe avocado, mashed

In a large bowl, mix together beans, tomato, green onions, cilantro, cooked rice and cheese. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine garlic and lime juice. In a slow, steady stream whisk in oil until dressing has slightly thickened. Add crushed red pepper and salt to taste. Stir lime dressing into bean mixture and season with hot sauce to taste. Spread 1/4 of the avocado along the center of each tortilla. Top with bean mixture. Fold the edges up and roll up into burritos. Serve immediately, or heat on a baking sheet in a 350°F oven until cheese has melted and burritos are heated through, about 15 minutes.

Per serving (about 16oz/469g-wt.): 490 calories (200 from fat), 22g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 13g protein, 61g total carbohydrate (10g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 5mg cholesterol, 510mg sodium