Black Bean, Broccoli, and Brown Rice Burritos

These burritos are hearty, delicious, and easy to make! They are a favorite in our family, from the littlest member to the eldest. The black beans and broccoli are both great sources of iron and protein, and the brown rice ties it all together. The black beans are cooked with salsa, onions, and garlic, making these burritos super tasty in addition to being full of important nutrients!


Healthy Black Bean & Broccoli Burritos [ Recipe by ]

2 tbs olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 tsp garlic, minced
2 boxes of black beans, drained and rinsed (about 14oz each)
1 1/2 cups salsa
1 lb steamed broccoli (fresh or frozen)
3 cups cooked brown rice
12 oz shredded cheese
10 whole wheat tortillas

Chop onion and drain/rinse black beans. Heat olive oil over medium heat, add onions and sauté for 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for another 2 minutes. Add black beans and salsa, and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and place into a large bowl.

While black beans and salsa are cooking, steam broccoli and prepare brown rice.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Add steamed broccoli and cooked brown rice to the bowl, and mix together with the black bean and salsa mixture. Next, mix in 1 1/2 cups of the shredded and cheese.

Place tortillas on a plate, between two wet paper towels. Microwave for about 60 seconds.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On each tortilla layer about 3 or 4 heaping spoonfuls of mixture. Roll up the tortilla and place seam side down on the baking sheet. When all 10 burritos are ready, top with the remaining shredded cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes, or until cheese on top is melted and starting to brown.

If you need to make these burritos quickly, there are a few products that will really speed up your cooking. I love using Dorot garlic cubes, which you just pop out straight into the pot. Using frozen broccoli and frozen cooked brown rice will also speed up the preparation a great deal as well.

My toddler LOVES these burritos. However, if you are feeding these to a toddler, please make sure they are properly cooled and you chop the pieces up very well.


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