Chicken and black bean burritos recipe

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Burritos are flour tortillas filled with chicken, bean, beef, cheese or any combination, topped with extra cheese and baked in the oven. In this burrito recipe, the tortillas are filled with a chicken, bean, cheese and tomato mixture. Burritos can be served topped with sour cream as an appetizer or as a main dish. You can increase the quantity of ingredients to make more burritos.
Preparation time: 5 minutes, Cooking time: 20 minutes, Serves: 4 


6 large (8-inch) tortillas

1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cooked chicken breasts, diced
7 ounces cooked black beans (you can use canned beans)
1 cup cooked long-grain white rice
1 cup diced tomatoes

4 cups shredded Jack or Cheddar cheese

Chopped coriander for garnish
Sour cream to serve with


Preheat oven at 400 F.

Wrap flour tortillas in aluminum foil and heat in the oven for 5 minutes.

In the meantime heat the vegetable oil in a skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring until the onion is soft. Add the cooked chicken, the beans, rice and tomatoes and stir well. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occationally.

Unwrap a tortilla and spoon about 3/4 of a cup of the chicken and bean filling along its center, leaving about an inch at each end. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese on top, fold in the 1-inch ends, then roll the tortilla around the filling. Place in a large shallow baking dish and repeat the process with the remaining tortillas.

Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the burritos, cover with aluminum foil and heat in the oven for about 10 minutes.

Garnish with the coriander and serve with sour cream.

Note: For extra flavor, cook rice with chicken broth instead of water; use canned tomatoes and chiles for a spicier taste. For a recipe somewhat lower in fat, use reduced-fat cheese.

Makes 6 burritos

Notes and tips

To add extra flavor to the burritos, cook the chicken and rice with herbs and spices such as garlic, cumin, oregano and chilles.
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