Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Veggie Burritos

Last week while I was in Louisville, I ate at this great Mexican restaurant and ordered their veggie burrito.  It was delicious!  I came home and tried to find a similar recipe online with no luck.  I decided to try to make it myself.  It turned out pretty good so I thought I would share the recipe:

Total Time:  30-45 minutes
Servings:  3-4
2 T Olive oil
2 broccoli crowns, chopped
1/2 head of cauliflower, chopped
3-4 carrots, chopped
8 oz. mushrooms
1 clove garlic, minced
1 can refried beans
Whole wheat tortillas

1.  Heat olive oil on medium-high heat.  Add veggies.  Sprinkle with oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper.  Cook veggies to your preferred level of tenderness.  2.  While veggies are cooking, heat refried beans in a saucepan over low.  3.  Once the vegetables are done, heat tortillas in the microwave for 5 seconds.  On each tortilla, add refried beans and cooked veggies.  Like this:

After-thoughts:  I also served rice and guacamole to complete the meal.  I really liked the cauliflower in this recipe.  I do not like raw cauliflower and have always heard that they have the best flavor when sauteed which I found to be true here.  For an alternate way of cooking the veggies, I would suggest roasting them.  Sorry that I don't have exact measurements for the seasonings.  I really don't think this could be messed up though!

Health Benefits:  I didn't analyze the nutrition facts for this recipe.  I suppose I could if you really wanted me to.  With veggies, olive oil, whole wheat tortillas, and beans, there's really nothing to feel bad about here.  Trust me.

Hubby's reaction:  And I quote, "Do we have any taco sauce?"  Once that need was remedied, he ate two burritos.  I definitely took advantage of the fact that he commented before supper that he needed something healthy in him since he had eaten poorly all weekend (Love this man!  Just the fact that he would think that thought melts my heart).  So when I broke the news that we would be eating veggie burritos for dinner, I quickly followed it up with, "remember how you said you needed to eat something healthy???"  Best news is that he ate these leftovers the next day. 


Gina said...

These look fabulous!!! Definitely not something my hubby would eat, but Zeke would LOVE it. Question though, I have yet to find whole wheat tortillas that aren't loaded with sugar, what brand do you use?

Morgan said...

YUM!! I need to try them!

Alex said...

I used Chi-Chi's brand whole wheat tortillas. It's the only type the store carries, so I didn't have a choice. :) But it's not too bad. It's not 100% whole wheat which I would prefer, but it's not full of sugar. It also has 3 g of fiber which is pretty decent. Have you ever made your own tortillas? I'd like that recipe if so.

Post a Comment