Grilled bean burrito

Written by: Shanthi Muthuvel

Burrito is one of my favourite item which is a wholesome meal that has rice, vegetables, bean, and cheese. It can be done even with leftover food which takes very less time to prepare. Here in this recipe, i tried grilled burrito which was slightly crisp on the outer side and soft inside. Also it is a best lunch box item for school going kid.

Grilled bean burrito

Ingredients:

Serves 3 to 4 people

      • 5 to 6 nos – Tortilla ( use as needed)
      • 1/4 cup – Grated cheese ( i used cheddar cheese)
      • 1 tbsp – Sour cream or sour yogurt (optional)
      • Pepper powder to taste
      • Salt to taste

For making refried beans:

      • 1 cup – Black beans or Black eyed peas (reserve the water in which you cooked bean)
      • 1 no – Onion (chopped finely)
      • 1 tsp – Garlic (chopped finely)
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • 1/2 tsp – Red chilli powder
      • 1/4 tsp – Garam masala powder
      • 1 tbsp – Olive oil
      • Salt to taste

For making salsa:

      • 1/4 cup – Lettuce (chopped)
      • 1/4 cup – Onion (chopped)
      • 1/4 cup – Tomato (chopped)
      • 1/4 cup – Green capsicum (chopped)
      • 1 tsp – Lemon juice
      • Salt and pepper powder to taste

For cooking brown rice:

      • 1/2 cup – Brown rice
      • Water to cook
      • Salt to taste

Grilled bean burrito process

Preparation method:

Making of refried beans:

  1. Heat oil in a pan, Add onion and chopped garlic, saute until they are slightly brown in color. Then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and saute until raw smell goes.
  2. Finally add cooked black bean or black eyed peas along with water in which the beans are cooked, bring it to boil and cook for 5 mins. Then try to mash the beans slightly coarse paste as shown in picture. Switch off the stove and keep it aside.

Making of grilled burrito:

  1. At first cook brown rice in enough water along with required salt until well cooked. Set it aside.
  2. Then make salsa by mixing chopped lettuce, tomato, onion, capsicum, salt, pepper as needed, finally add lemon juice and mix well, keep it aside.
  3. Now take a tortilla, place a scoop full of refried beans in the middle and top it with brown rice, salsa, grated cheese. Fold it as shown in the picture ( tuck in both ends) and grill for 5 minutes( or until done). Serve with sour cream or tomato ketchup if desired.

Grilled bean burrito

Notes:

  • Original recipe calls for black beans. Since i did not have one, i used black eyed peas.
  • You should cook brown rice in a perfect texture not mushy.
  • You can replace this salsa with sour cream, guacamole, cilantro, hot sauce.
  • I used panini making grill to grill this burrito.
  • Grilling time differs with every grill, so check in between whether it is perfectly grilled or not.

Grilled bean burrito

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