A few weeks back I threw together a vegan burrito with random things I found in the fridge and this savory Bean and Meatless Sausage Burrito is what I came up with. It is super easy to make and VERY nutritious. This recipe is great for a breakfast option because it is so filling.The black beans are a great source of protein, fiber, iron, antioxidants and micro nutrients such as calcium. The graphic below lists some more ways in which black beans promote good health. Courtesy of eathealthlylivefit.com.
1 Flour Tortilla 140 Calories (Mission Flour Tortillas are vegan I used a different brand but didn’t keep the packaging so I don’t have any nutrition facts for it. I do remember the calorie count though and made sure to check the ingredients list was devoid of animal products)
1/2 Cup of Canned Black Beans 109 calories – 7 grams of Protein – 8 grams of Fiber
1/2 cup of rice (any kind will do I used leftover saffron rice which my nutrition facts are based on)
Calories 146 -2 gram of Protein – 1 grams of Fiber
1/2 a link of Trader Joe’s Sausage-less Sausage – 70 Calories
1/4 cup Jalapeno 7 calories less than 1 gram of fiber and protein
1 thin slice of Red Onion 4 Calories
1/4 cup Green Salsa (I used some leftover green salsa in the fridge I don’t know the brand) Here is a link to an easy vegan recipe for green salsa that I plan on making soon from the website Pinch of yum click here for that recipe..
1/4 Ripe Avocado (sliced) 60 Calories
2T Grapeseed Oil 8o Calories
A little cilantro and a couple key limes as garnish. (Optional)
Prepare rice of your choice as you normally would.
If you are using canned black beans rinse them before you warm them up. Warm them on a sauce pan coated with 1T of grapeseed oil for about 7 minutes on medium heat stirring a couple times.
Slice one link of vegan meatless sausage in half. Slice it in to rounds. Then, slice each round in half.
Coat a saucepan with the remaining 1T of grapeseed oil. Stir fry 1 slice of red onion, jalapenos and meatless sausage over medium heat for 7 minutes.
Warm your tortilla over a low open flame until it is soft and flexible.
Place your warm tortilla (lol that sounds wrong for some reason lol) on a flat surface.
Place the black beans, rice and stir fried jalapenos and onions in the center of the tortilla.
Fold the tortilla in to a burrito. Here is a handy tutorial because it is difficult to describe in words. How to roll a burrito. It is in Spanish but it is so simple that all you need is the visual.
Slice an avocado in half, remove the seed. Take 1 of the slices and slice in half. Take that 1/4th avocado and slice thin slices vertically. However many slices this yields depends on the size of the avocado.
Layer the avocado slices on top of the burrito. Drizzle the green sauce over the burrito and garnish.
The finished product:
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