Let me start by saying that my fiance couldn’t even keep up with ONE week of being a vegetarian. He’s a carnivore to the core, and he – wait for it – CRAVES this dish. I call THAT my stamp of success!
Try it for yourself and let me know!
You will need:
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can red kidney beans
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 100g low fat cheddar cheese, grated
- 3-4 scallions
- shredded lettuce
- 1/4 piece avocado, mashed
- 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
- spices: cumin, hot chili (optional), paprika, oregano (or just ready made burrito spices)
- salt and pepper
- 1 garlic
- (optional) roasted peppers
- (optional) light sour cream (I didn’t use any)
This dish is ridiculously easy because it involves virtually no cooking whatsoever. It’s just a matter of mashing the beans and just chopping/shredding the remaining ingredients and adding them.
1- Heat the beans in a pot, and mash when soft. Add spices (2 tsp cumin, 1 paprika, 1 hot chili, 1 oregano)
(I do recommend that whenever you’re using canned food, make sure to rinse thoroughly before using them or eating)
2- Make your avocado sauce, mash the avocado and add the lemons with some salt and pepper.
3- Heat your tortilla bread and add about a tablespoon of all ingredients, except avocado (2 teaspoons), and 2 teaspoons sour cream (I honestly didn’t even have any sour cream in mine!)
Calories and servings:
Servings: 8 burritos
Calories/serving = 310 calories!
I need to point out here that the average caloric content of beef burritos is AT LEAST 500 calories!
Add a nice green salad next to it and this would make an awesome dinner! Better yet, it’s the best option for when you’re having a big group over for game night.