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Vegetarian Burritos

These burritos are so flavorful and simple to make. Lunch comes together in 20 minutes. The spinach-mushroom filling is packed with healthy ingredients, but the ooey-gooey cheese is what sells kids on this combo.

Oxmoor House SEPTEMBER 2012

  • Yield: Serves 8 (serving size: 1 burrito)
  • Hands-on:22 Minutes
  • Total:22 Minutes

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 (6-ounce) package fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked long-grain brown rice
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 ounces shredded reduced-fat 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese (about 1 cup)
  • 8 (8-inch) whole-wheat flour tortillas
  • Fresh salsa (optional)

Preparation

1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, garlic, jalapeño, and mushrooms; sauté 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Gradually add spinach; cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring until wilted. Stir in lime juice, salt, and cumin. Add rice and beans; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Add cheese, stirring until melted.

2. Warm tortillas according to package directions. Spoon about 2/3 cup mushroom mixture down center of each tortilla; roll up. Serve with salsa, if desired.

Kids Can Help: The kids can help scoop the mushroom mixture into the tortillas and then roll them up.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 229
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 4.6g
  • Saturated fat: 1.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 11.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 36.8g
  • Fiber: 4.4g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 487mg
  • Calcium: 211mg
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