Black Bean Burrito recipe: the best I’ve ever had

I have officially achieved the perfect black bean burrito. I no longer have to buy a burrito because this one is amazing and oozes with fresh, healthy ingredients. OK, so I’ll still eat out for Mexican food now and then, but this black bean burrito is seriously amazing! Try it; it makes a great lunch at work.

Most amazing black bean burrito ever. (Photo credit: iStock.)


  • 1/4 cup black beans, cooked
  • 1/4 cup rice, cooked
  • 2 tbsp pico de gallo
  • 1 tbso Greek yogurt
  • 2 iceberg lettuce leaves, shredded
  • 2-3 tbsp salsa
  • 1 large whole grain tortilla
  • optional toppings: avocado, alfalfa sprouts and cheddar cheese


  1. Place the beans in a pot and fill with water. Cover pot overnight. The next day, cook the beans in water for about 1.5-2 hours until cooked.
  2. Boil water with 1/4 cup rice and cook until rice is ready (usually 15 minutes for white rice and 30 minutes for brown). Optional: add salt for flavour.
  3. Line the middle of the tortilla with the Greek yogurt (it’s a protein-packed substitute for sour cream) to start off our bed of rice.
  4. Place a layer of rice on top of the Greek yogurt, followed by black beans, pico de gallo and lettuce. Top with salsa when ready to eat (to avoid sogginess).
  5. Fold the burrito carefully and package for work or eat immediately. Delish!

I thought up this recipe last night, made it this morning, packed it up and brought it to work. Imagine my happy surprise when I took that first amazing bite and tasted success!

Daily food group servings:
Grain: 2
Fruits&veg: 1
Protein alt: 2
Dairy: 1

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4 Responses

  1. Thanx so much for this receipe…. I can’t wait to try this..

  2. umm….this looks cool and all but how long do you boil the rice?? and how much water do you need? kinda confused cause the directions arent’ really clear. k thanx, though 😉

    ….p.s. ur picture’s prety yummy looking!

    • Hi, so glad to hear you like the recipe! It’s delicious.

      Usually the amount of time it takes to cook rice depends on which rice you buy, so you’ll have to check the package. However, I can tell you white rice usually takes 15 minutes and brown rice 30 minutes. Taste the rice or assess its texture and consistency to determine when it’s ready.

      It does look savoury, thank you!

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