What’s For Dinner?
Here’s the scene: you get home, hungry, and you have no idea what to make. Everyone is looking at you and you say…”Let’s have vegan burritos!”
If you have a few things on hand (or time to stop quickly at the market) you can have delicious crispy vegan burritos in less than 30 minutes. It’s quick and easy and everyone will think you are amazing.
It’s so easy all you really need are three ingredients:
- refried beans
- plus, anything else you want to add
If you can add guacamole, vegan cheese, and some avocado slices (like we did) or even chopped cilantro and vegan sour cream (Tofutti brand is excellent), you’ll be a quick vegan burrito gourmand and you can post it on Facebook. It’s a win-win!
For this post, making the vegan burritos, we used low fat refried beans (but we usually make our own) from Whole Foods, Daiya Mozzarella Shreds, an avocado, some salsa, guacamole, and flour tortillas. All available, in one form or another, at almost any grocery store. It made a low-fat, low sodium, healthy meal with tons of taste. Plus, it was FAST!
One thing: most canned refried beans smell a little like…well…dog food. Don’t worry, just proceed, it’s going to taste great. That being said, home-made is fast, easy, and cheap (tastes even better and smells yummy).
Simply spread the beans (and whatever else you want inside) on the tortilla, roll it up, spritz them with a little spray oil, and grill. We used a stove top griddle, but you could easily spray a little oil on a cookie sheet and bake them in the oven at 350F – 400F, turning a few times until crispy and hot. On the griddle, use a frying pan to press them down, panini-style, and get these awesome grill marks and nicely crunchy.
They will look like this when they are done – isn’t this awesome?
Top them with salsa, guacamole, vegan sour cream, and maybe some cilantro – whatever is available. Fast, cheap, and a hit with everyone!
Eat them with a fork and knife, or just pick them up with your hands. This is a satisfying, quick meal that is super easy to customize to your taste. What are you waiting for? 🙂