Quinoa & Black Bean Burritos



Quinoa & Black Bean Burritos

Quinoa and black bean burritos are a delightful and nutritious twist on the classic Mexican burrito. Packed with protein, fiber, and flavor, these burritos make for a satisfying and wholesome meal that everyone will love.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream, salsa, and avocado slices for serving

Instructions

  1. Place the quinoa and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until quinoa is cooked and water is absorbed.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, black beans, corn, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  3. Warm the whole wheat tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave.
  4. Place a generous scoop of the quinoa and black bean mixture onto each tortilla, top with shredded cheddar cheese, and fold into burritos.
  5. Optional: Heat the burritos in a skillet or microwave for a minute to melt the cheese.
  6. Serve the quinoa and black bean burritos with sour cream, salsa, and avocado slices on the side.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8 burritos

These Quinoa & Black Bean Burritos are a delicious and wholesome meal, perfect for a quick dinner or meal prep. They’re filled with nutritious ingredients and bursting with flavor.

Nutritional Information (per burrito):

– Calories: 320

– Protein: 12g

– Carbohydrates: 52g

– Fiber: 9g

– Fat: 8g

– Saturated Fat: 3g

– Cholesterol: 15mg

– Sodium: 450mg

– Potassium: 440mg

– Vitamin A: 20%

– Vitamin C: 45%

– Calcium: 20%

– Iron: 15%

These Quinoa & Black Bean Burritos are not only a treat for your taste buds but also a nutritious choice for a balanced diet. They’re rich in protein and fiber, making them a satisfying and healthy meal option. Whether you’re serving them for a quick weeknight dinner or meal prepping for the week ahead, these burritos are sure to become a family favorite. Enjoy the delicious combination of quinoa, black beans, and flavorful spices in every bite!

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