Marathon burritos

Marathon burritos

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(20 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 4 as a meal with extra for snacking

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Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal518
  • fat14g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs85g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre13g
  • protein16g
  • salt0.8g
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    For the rice

    • 300g brown rice



      Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

    • ½ small pack coriander, chopped
    • juice 1 lime



      The same shape, but smaller than…

    For the black beans

    • 1 tsp olive oil
      olive oil

      Olive oil

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      Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

    • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
    • 1 tbsp chipotle paste
    • 2 tbsp ground cumin
    • 1 tbsp brown sugar
    • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
    • 2 x 400g cans black beans, drained and rinsed
    • 400g can chopped tomato

    For the salsa and guacamole

    • 2 large tomatoes, chopped



      A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

    • 1 red onion, finely chopped
    • ½ small pack coriander, chopped
    • juice 2 limes



      The same shape, but smaller than…

    • 2 avocados, stoned and peeled



      Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

    To serve

    • large wholemeal tortilla wraps, natural yogurt, lime halves to squeeze over and grated cheddar (optional)



      In Spain, a tortilla is a kind of omelette, with ingredients added - frequently sliced cooked…


    1. Put the rice in a medium saucepan with 600ml cold water and a pinch of salt if you like. Bring to the boil, then turn the heat down low, cover and gently simmer for about 20 mins until all the water has been absorbed. Turn off the heat and leave for another 10 mins undisturbed. Stir the rice and add the coriander and lime juice.

    2. For the black beans, heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the garlic, chipotle, cumin, sugar and vinegar, and cook everything for 1 min. Tip in the beans and tomatoes, give everything a stir and simmer, uncovered, for 20 mins until thickened.

    3. For the salsa and guacamole, mix the tomatoes with the onion, coriander, lime juice and seasoning. Tip half the salsa into another bowl and mash the avocados into it to make guacamole. Wrap everything up together in warmed wholemeal tortillas topped with natural yogurt, lime juice and grated cheese, if you like.

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    21st Jan, 2019
    Good recipe, makes lots of food so is great for a social occasion. It's around 9 or 10 portions of food If you can't find chipotle paste... Instead of chipotle paste I do 4 table spoons of chili powder, 3 of cumin, 3 of paprika, and 1/4 or a 1/2 of cayenne.
    5th Sep, 2017
    These tasted amazing! I agree with the fact they make more than 4 portions. More like 6-8 as the rice and beans are filling. Definitely making these again
    Nicole Goss
    22nd Jul, 2016
    Absolutely love this recipe, especially the Guacamole! I didn't bother with the Chipotle the second time round and much preferred it!
    30th Mar, 2015
    Brilliant recipe (should have way more than 6 ratings!) I find this recipe does enough for 8 burritos. If doing it for less people reduce the rice to 75g per person. I don't have cider vinegar so I left it out.
    4th Mar, 2015
    Delicious! I think that 300g of rice is too much for the amount of black bean mixture this recipe makes. The chipotle gives the burrito a delicious smoky taste. Will definitely be making again. I reckon I could eat leftovers cold for lunch!
    2nd Feb, 2015
    We like this and it feels pretty healthy too. Happy days. I'll give the running a miss, if it's all the same with you ;)
    30th Jul, 2014
    Healthy, tasty & quick to make! Highly recommended. Only change I made was to use microwave rice, just to save a bit of time.
    30th Jul, 2014
    Heathly, tasty & quick to make! Highly recommended. Only change I made was to use microwave rice, just to save a bit of time.
    10th May, 2014
    very good and easy guacamole recipe
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