You are gonna love today’s recipe for Super Bean Burritos. It’s all vegetarian and believe it or not my whole family loved it. My hubby and boys were not asking “Where’s the beef?” They were too busy snarfing these burritos down. Melanie at My Kitchen Cafe just posted this recipe on Tuesday and I ended up making it that night for dinner. Love Melanie and her blog! These burritos just sounded so good and my family is always up for anything Mexican. Plus, I had everything in the house to make them.
There were a few things that I learned about this recipe the first time I made them. First, I just threw in some leftover rice that I had in the fridge. I didn’t measure it out or anything, but it looked like it was close to 2 cups. This may be why I only ended up with 10 burritos and not the 16 the recipe said it would make, or maybe my 2/3 cup of filling was too full. Who knows, but that’s what I got when I made this.
Second, was that I don’t care for it to be made with canned corn. I had some so I used it. I usually only use it in stuff made in my crock pot. For me, canned corn has a different taste and the canned corn taste took away from the yummy flavors in this burrito. I don’t use the canned corn, I go for frozen corn.
Go for Enchilada Style
Personally, I like to serve my burritos enchilada style for dinner. I used five for dinner. Then I kept one out for hubby to eat for lunch the next day and placed the rest in the freezer. So with the five I used for dinner, I wanted to serve them enchilada style since that’s how my hubby likes his burrito at Cafe Rio (a delicious Mexican restaurant we love to eat at).
I have included the directions on how I did enchilada style in the recipe notes. It was delish that way. However, hubby had his for lunch the following day just plain and said it was still fabulous. My oldest son is also kept inventory of the burritos in the freezer. He wants to make sure he gets at least one of them.
This recipe does not have to be vegetarian either. You can throw some meat inside too. Melanie said she has mixed in some leftover shredded pork several times with great success. You could add any leftover meat you may have such as chicken, roast beef, or even ground beef. I think it would be fabulous with a scoop of Cafe Rio pork thrown in each burrito. YUM! Be creative.
There are even directions to freeze the burritos. I was thinking that it would also work to just freeze the burrito filling if you don’t want to do the whole burrito. That way you can reheat the filling mixture and just fill fresh tortillas.