Spicy Black Bean Burritos


Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Sara Slavin

To make this recipe flexitarian, replace the smoked tofu with 4 (4-ounce) skinless boneless chicken breast halves. Prep: 40 minutes; Cook: 5 minutes for tofu, 12 minutes for chicken.
8 servings (serving size: 1/2 burrito)


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5 to 6 ripe chopped seeded plum tomatoes
1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, finely chopped
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
1 cup hot cooked white rice
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 (8-ounce) packages extra-firm smoked tofu, cut into 1/4-inch strips
4 (8-inch) whole wheat tortillas
2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream


1. For the salsa, combine all of the salsa ingredients in a medium bowl; refrigerate until ready to serve.

2. For the burritos, combine rice, beans, onion, garlic, and cumin in a medium bowl. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt; set aside.

3a. For the tofu, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add tofu; cook 5 minutes or until heated through, turning once.

3b. To use chicken: Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, and sauté 6 minutes on each side or until done. Cut chicken into into 1/4-inch strips.

4. Spread 1/4 cup of rice over the bottom half of a tortilla, leaving a 1-inch border. Top rice mixture with 1/4 of the tofu or chicken, 2 tablespoons salsa, 1/2 cup shredded lettuce, and 2 tablespoons of sour cream; roll up. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Slice each burrito in half, and serve.

Nutritional analysis with chicken: Calories 366 (37% from fat); Fat 15g (sat 5g, mono 6g, poly 1g); Cholesterol 51mg; Protein 19g; Carbohydrate 37g; Sugars 5g; Fiber 5g; Iron 3mg; Sodium 394mg; Calcium 109mg

Created date

August 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories 355
Fat 15 g
Satfat 5 g
Monofat 5 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 13 g
Carbohydrate 39 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 367 mg
Calcium 175 mg