Friday, September 30, 2011

Chipotle Bean Burritos

My friend, AMH, pinned this recipe and she blogged about it later.  So, here I am doing the same thing.  She warned me that this may be a little too spicy for the little mouths that gather around my table so I proceeded with caution.  As I read through the recipe I decided that I would take beans out for the girls before the mashing of some of the beans and the addition of salsa.  That seemed to work as the girls gobbled it up without blinking an eye.  However, the beans for the girls were a bit dry when I started mashing them.  I added a couple of teaspoons of water.  Next time I think I will add some stock or something with more flavor.  Also, my girls love pico de gallo so I will give them that instead of salsa (although they sometimes devour salsa, too).  The original photo and recipe can be found on the website My Recipes.

Overall, this was a pretty yummy meal.  I think that I would actually increase the chipotle pepper after I take the beans out for the kiddos.  I know my spice isn't very old and I wanted to taste it a bit more.

We generally have all these ingredients on hand (or things that are easily done without or substituted) so this makes a cheap and easy meal for us.  Even my husband who is sometimes apprehensive about our meatless meals thought this was pretty good and was up for eating it again.  YAY!!

Chipotle Bean Burritos


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • (15-ounce) can organic black beans, drained
  • (15-ounce) can organic kidney beans, drained
  • 3 tablespoons refrigerated fresh salsa
  • (10-inch) reduced-fat flour tortillas (such as Mission)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) preshredded reduced-fat 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped plum tomato (about 3)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 6 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 6 tablespoons light sour cream


  • 1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in chile powder and salt; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/3 cup water and beans; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in salsa. Partially mash bean mixture with a fork.
  • 2. Warm tortillas according to package directions. Spoon about 1/3 cup bean mixture into center of each tortilla. Top each serving with about 2 1/2 tablespoons cheese, 1/4 cup tomato, 1/4 cup lettuce, 1 tablespoon onions, and 1 tablespoon sour cream; roll up.


  1. I think the batch of chipotle powder I got was extra spicy so I want to try this again to see if I have the same problem. It was still super tasty though...I want to make it again soon too. yum, yum!

    On a different note, I really need to find some meatless recipes that don't include beans...while they are delicious, I think Jer's system can't handle it much more, if you get my drift - ha ha! Me on the other hand, well, I could eat beans every day and be fine. ha ha!

  2. Oh, I meant to add that I would love to try this with soaked beans...wonder if it would taste different?

  3. Amanda - I will post a yummy vegetable lasagna that we had that was really yummy! No beans :) Although, I like the looks of Pioneer Woman's Vegetable Lasagna, too. The recipe I used was off an "Easy Recipe" site and it was pretty simple. I'll post it sometime next week or I can just e-mail it to you. HA!