Gourmet Bean Spinach Burritos

Gourmet Bean & Spinach Burritos

Gourmet Bean & Spinach Burritos


Makes 4 servings


Avocado Relish
1 pound spinach leaves, divided
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, drained
1 can (10 ounces) whole tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
8 flour tortillas (8-inch diameter)
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Sour cream (optional)


  1. Prepare Avocado Relish.
  2. Wash and dry spinach. Remove and discard stems from spinach leaves. Set aside 24 to 30 large leaves. Stack remaining leaves and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-wide pieces. Set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 5 minutes or until tender. Add beans, tomatoes, cumin and oregano. Simmer, uncovered, until mixture is dry. Remove from heat; mash bean mixture with potato masher.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Arrange 3 to 4 whole spinach leaves on each tortilla. Spoon bean mixture onto bottom half of tortillas; sprinkle cheese evenly over bean mixture.
  5. Roll up to enclose filling. Repeat with remaining tortillas, spinach and bean mixture.
  6. Arrange, seam side down, in 12X8-inch baking dish. Cover with foil. Bake 20 minutes or until heated through.
  7. To serve, arrange about 1/2 cup spinach pieces on each serving plate; top with 2 burritos. Serve with Avocado Relish. Garnish, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: with 2 tablespoons Avacado Relish
Calories 720
Calories from Fat 39 %
Total Fat 35 g
Saturated Fat 12 g
Cholesterol 50 mg
Carbohydrate 87 g
Fiber 25 g
Protein 35 g
Sodium 2081 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 5
Vegetable 2
Meat 2
Fat 4-1/2

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