Monday, June 20, 2011

Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Burritos

This recipe is quick, delicious, and very versatile. There are many substitutions or add-ons that can boost flavor, add certain nutrients, or strip it down to an even healthier version. This meal should take about 20-25 minutes to prepare and cook and is simple to clean up after as everything is thrown into one skillet.
Vegetarian Burritos with a side of Vegetarian Refried Beans and Sour Cream

  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Sweet Onion (Diced)
  • 1 Can of Petite Cut Diced Tomatoes (Slightly Drained)
  • 10 oz. Vegetable Crumbles (We used Morning Star Farms brand.)
  • 1 Pkg Taco Seasoning
  • 1/2 C Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese
  • Burrito Sized Tortillas
  • Sour Cream (Optional)
  • Guacamole (Optional)
  • Salsa (Optional)
  • Lettuce (Optional)
  • Tomato (Optional)

In a large skillet heat the oil. Add the onions to sauté for 3-5 minutes on medium to medium high heat. Stir in the canned tomatoes and continue to simmer for another 3-5 minutes. Stir in the Vegetable Crumbles and the taco seasoning. Reduce the heat and simmer for at least 5 more minutes.

As this simmers, begin to warm the tortillas by first sprinkling with water and then placing them between two paper towels. Microwave the tortillas for 20-25 seconds. The tortillas should be very soft and pliable.

Add the cheese to the veggie mix and stir it in until melted. Spoon about 3/4 of a Cup of the mixture into the center of each tortilla. Fold the tortilla at both ends and then roll it closed. Garnish with Salsa, Sour Cream, Lettuce, and/or Tomatoes.

* Other options to add variety to this meal include stuffing the burritos with Spanish Rice and/or Refried or Black Beans along with the ingredients listed above.

** For a spicier flavor, use Zesty Jalapeno Diced Tomatoes, add Jalapenos to the veggie mixture, or add Tabasco.

*** You can really cut out some calories, fat, sodium and add nutrients by using: Reduced Fat Sour Cream; Reduced Fat Cheese; Reduced Sodium Taco Seasoning, and Whole Grain Tortillas.

Here's what the filling inside looks like right before you fold it up.

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1 comment:

  1. This is a wonderful way to take some interesting ingredients, tortillas, crumbles, cheese and veggies and make an outstanding dish. I am thrilled you shared this with us at My Meatless Mondays.

    I hope you will return with more great recipes.


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