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Bean Burrito

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Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 10 minutes

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1 large, or 2 smaller, burritos

An American-style vegetarian wrap, with a savoury bean filling.

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  • 1/2 a 400g can mixed or black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 40g (a big dollop) mild salsa
  • 50g herby soft cheese (like chive or garlic Philadelphia)
  • 1/2 an onion (chopped)
  • 1/3 pepper (chopped)
  • Frozen sweetcorn (optional)
  • Clove of garlic (crushed)
  • A little oil for frying
  • Salt
  • Coriander and cumin (optional, but recommended)
  • Black pepper or other herbs (optional)
  • Tortilla wrap (one or two, for serving)


  1. Fry the garlic and onion for a few minutes, until the onion is a little brown.

  2. Add the beans, pepper and salsa. Add the sweetcorn now too, if you are using it. Continue to heat for a minute or two.

  3. Add the soft cheese, in small chunks. Mix until it has all melted into the filling.

  4. Add salt to taste. You can add coriander, pepper, cumin or other herbs too, if you like.

  5. Continue to heat and stir until the bean filling has reduced to the consistency you would like it. Be aware that the filling tends to thicken a bit after sitting and cooling for a while.

  6. Serve in a warmed tortilla (or two, if you want a couple of smaller burritos, instead of one big one). You can toast the wrapped burrito in the oven, with grated cheese on top, if you like.

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