Beef n Bean Burrito 0001
  • olive or canola oil spray
  • 1 large onion, peeled and diced
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin or coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons no-added-salt tomato paste
  • 1 medium zucchini, grated
  • 1 red capsicum, finely diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • 420g can reduced salt corn kernels, rinsed and drained
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 400g can no-added-salt red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 12 wholegrain or reduced-fat tortillas or soft wraps (20cm)
  • 2 cups grated reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 6 large lettuce leaves, shredded
  • 3 spring onions, trimmed, chopped (including green tops)
  1. Spray a large non-stick saucepan with oil and place on medium to high heat.
  2. Cook onion for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add mince and brown for 5 minutes, stirring to break up lumps.
  4. Mix through cumin, coriander, paprika and season with pepper; cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  5. Add tomato paste, stir well to combine then add zucchini, capsicum, carrot, corn kernels, tomatoes and beans.
  6. Simmer uncovered for 20 minutes, or longer if time permits, stirring occasionally until thickened.
  7. Heat tortillas in the microwave for 1 minute on high, or according to packet instructions.
  8. Place 2 tortillas on each plate. Using a slotted spoon to remove excess sauce, top each tortilla with ½ cup beef mix and sprinkle with cheese. Add tomatoes, lettuce and spring onions then roll up to enclose filling.

Alternatives

  • Replace beef with lean chicken mince.
  • For extra spice, add 1 teaspoon chilli powder.
  • For a vegetarian option, omit the beef and add another can of red kidney beans.

Storage Suggestions

  • Freezing: allow cooked beef mix to cool before freezing in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge then reheat in the microwave or heat through on the stove.

Equipment List

  • Non-stick saucepan
  • Stirring spoon
  • Plates
  • Slotted spoon

Acknowledgements

Recipe from LiveLighter® campaign © State of Western Australia 2013 reproduced with permission.