Vegan Burrito

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Burritos have become the quick, go-to meal in our house when it’s getting late and we want dinner now. They take about 10 minutes to make so it’s the perfect meal when you’re in a rush and just need to get those carbs in.

This one isn’t so much a recipe as it is a “dinner idea”. There are so many different ingredients you can stuff into a burrito so I’ve listed a few below to get your creative juices flowing so you can make your best burrito.

Ingredients:

  • tortilla (I use extra large but they’re harder to find so large works, too)
  • rice (white or brown)
  • beans (I mainly use black, but pinto is also tasty or any other type)
  • cherry tomatoes, diced
  • avocado
  • daiya mozarella shreds
  • salsa
  • lettuce, shredded
  • corn
  • bell pepper
  • garlic
  • onion
  • a squirt of lime

Things I’ve Learned:

  • I cook the rice and beans together in the same pot, using just a little of the liquid from the can of beans to moisten it up as needed. Similar to my Easy Wrapped Tostadas, you want to mush the rice and beans together so they are a bit sticky.
  • When you’re assembling your burrito, put the Daiya underneath the rice and beans so it can melt.
  • Below, I say that you want to use your whole hands when rolling your burrito. This is important because it helps to keep everything snug together so your burrito doesn’t fall apart.

Instructions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Lay the tortilla on the skillet and allow to heat, flipping over every so often to heat evenly on both sides.
  3. Once the tortilla is at the desired temperature and crispiness, remove from the skillet and add all filling ingredients near one side of the tortilla. You will want the filling to be at least 2 inches away from the edge of the tortilla.
  4. To roll your burrito:
    1. Fold the top edge nearest to the filling up onto the filling.
    2. Fold the two side edges up onto the filling (Note: the filling will still be pretty exposed. You don’t need to cover it completely in these first 2 steps.)
    3. Now you’ll want to use your whole hands to start rolling, then tuck the sides a little more. Roll, then tuck. Don’t be shy with it. Show it who’s boss.

Don’t forget, the outside of your burrito is fair game, too! You can pour salsa and Daiya all over it for the ultimate burrito.

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