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Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos

Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos with Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip are the perfect weeknight meal! 

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What’s for dinner? Don’t you wish you always knew the answer to that question! I do! We cook a lot and sometimes we still struggle with dinnertime. Just because we have a food blog doesn’t mean we don’t eat cereal for dinner some nights:) We do our best to put a healthy and tasty meal on the table most nights of the week though.

One of our go to recipes are Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos. All three peas give this meal two thumbs up! If I had three thumbs, I would raise three thumbs. These burritos are that good!

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I love these Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos for many reasons. They are easy to make, healthy, affordable, and filling! Oh, and did I mention delicious? Because they are!

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The burrito filling is colorful and full of flavor. We use black beans, corn, onion, garlic, peppers, cilantro, chili powder, cumin, and lime juice. We also fill the burritos with Cilantro Lime Quinoa and a little bit of cheese. If you aren’t a quinoa fan, you can use our Cilantro Lime Rice, both are tasty!

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We roll up the burritos and heat them on a griddle pan until they are nice and crispy. You don’t need to fry the burritos to get a crispy texture. The griddle pan works wonders! And we don’t stop there! We serve them with Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip. Dunking the burritos is Caleb’s favorite part! And we always make more than we need so we can have leftovers the next day. Work once, eat twice…so very nice!

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If you are not sure what to have for dinner tonight, I hope we just solved your problem. Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos are the way to go! They make the perfect weeknight meal, especially since it’s back to school time! We know you are all busy!

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Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos

Yield: 10 burritos

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Crispy burritos with black beans, corn, peppers, cilantro, quinoa, and cheese. Serve with Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip and you have a fun, healthy, and delicious meal!


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1 (15 oz) can Libby's Organic Black Beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup Libby's Organic Sweet Corn, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Juice of 1/2 lime
Salt and black pepper, to taste
Cilantro Lime Quinoa
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
10 burrito-sized flour tortillas
Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip, for serving


1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the peppers, black beans, corn, chili powder, cumin, and cilantro. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the fresh lime juice and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

2. Place a few spoonfuls of cilantro lime quinoa in the center of a tortilla, leaving 1/2-inch border around edges, then add the shredded cheese, and bean/corn mixture down the center of the quinoa. Roll burritos, by folding over the ends and rolling up. Continue making the rest of the burritos.

3. Heat a large non-stick skillet or griddle pan over medium heat. Arrange burritos, seam-side down, in pan or griddle and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 2-3 minutes per side. Serve warm with Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip.

Note: You don't want to fill the burritos too full or they will be hard to roll up. You can also use Cilantro Lime Rice, instead of the quinoa.

Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Libby’s, but our opinions are our own.

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96 Responses to “Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos”

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  1. Sara — September 11, 2013 @ 5:47 am

    This looks so yummy! I have never made quinoa before, I must get some and try this recipe. I think black beans are about the best things ever. Thanks for another yummy post!

  2. Channing — September 11, 2013 @ 6:31 am

    Wow, now I’m craving Mexican! You know what we’re having tonight!!

  3. Mary Beth Elderton — September 11, 2013 @ 6:38 am

    This looks delicious!!! Burritos,fajitas, tacos—smethingTexMex :) –are our weekend go-to meal. too.

  4. paula rothman — September 11, 2013 @ 8:04 am

    training for a marathon and this would keep me going!

  5. Melanie @ — September 11, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    There certainly can not be enough quinoa recipes. Looks delicious and healthy!

  6. Tieghan — September 11, 2013 @ 8:41 am

    I love making all my burritos warm and crispy!! These are right up my alley and I love them!

  7. Marian (Sweetopia) — September 11, 2013 @ 8:43 am

    Such a perfect, filling, and healthy dinner idea! Thanks, Maria!

  8. Emily — September 11, 2013 @ 8:47 am

    Those look great!! Can’t wait to try at our house!

  9. Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — September 11, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    Love, love, love this, Maria and Josh! I would pair your Creamy Avocado Dip with anything and everything :)

  10. Jenny Flake — September 11, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    What a fun weeknight dinner! My kids could eat burritos every night :) Looks great!

  11. Ali | Gimme Some Oven — September 11, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    These look totally up my alley!!! Love all the color and the quinoa! :)

  12. Kevin @ Closet Cooking — September 11, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    Nice and easy and tasty!

  13. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — September 11, 2013 @ 9:27 am

    Yum!! I know my family would go crazy over these!

  14. Julie @ Table for Two — September 11, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    Love this! Easy weeknight meal is always a plus for this household!

  15. Connie Wilkerson — September 11, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    I can’t wait to try these.

  16. Alexis @ Hummusapien — September 11, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    The word “crispy” makes these sounds beyond delish! Totally drooling over that creamy avocado yogurt dip, too!

  17. Aimee Wimbush-Bourque — September 11, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    My kind of weeknight dinner!

  18. Erin M — September 11, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    These look fantastic! Would you suggest freezing them or no??

  19. Kara S. — September 11, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    This looks delicious!

  20. Katie W. — September 11, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    This looks delish!!!

  21. Bev @ Bev Cooks — September 11, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    I. Want. That.

  22. Daniela C. — September 11, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    I made quinoa salads cookies and quinoa and zucchini patties and it’s so healthy and delish !

  23. Sandy — September 11, 2013 @ 11:47 am

    This will be replacing our bean burrito this week. Looks so good

  24. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — September 11, 2013 @ 11:57 am

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  25. Lisa Grandstaff — September 11, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    This is a perfect way to use things that I have on hand in volume at this time of year… the CSA delivery will supply me with almost everything the filling calls for… can’t wait to do this one!

  26. Megan — September 11, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    I love the idea of putting quinoa in a burrito. And the dip sounds fabulous too!

  27. Candice — September 11, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

    What a cool idea to use quinoa instead of rice.

  28. marla — September 11, 2013 @ 2:45 pm

    Such a perfectly healthy meal!

  29. Amy Tong — September 11, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

    My go-to weeknight dinner is my creamy chicken and sausage pasta. But I’ve gotta try your quinoa burritos soon. It could be my new favorite!

  30. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — September 11, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

    The perfect BLD burrito!! Love all the flavors:)

  31. Belinda — September 11, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

    This looks delicious!

  32. Olena@iFOODreal — September 11, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

    You just solved my dinner dilemma. I have a bunch of tortillas in my fridge that need to be used up. Yes, as a food blogger I’m embarrassed sometimes to feed my kids with Kraft dinner. Oh well, it’s life. Love this food processor, have the same one! Very creative name for the recipe.:)

  33. Jan R — September 11, 2013 @ 5:11 pm

    I’m going to have to try quinoa

  34. Patty Jensen — September 11, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

    I love quinoa and I have everything on hand. Dinner solved! Thanks.

  35. naomi — September 11, 2013 @ 7:15 pm

    My family would love this! Great tip about the griddle!

  36. AndreaAlscoville — September 11, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

    I just made this and it was FANTASTIC!!! Thanks so much for all of the inspiration and great recipes. I am trying to lose a few pounds and I’m following myfitnesspal. Could I have permission to post this their with your name on it. Or would you be willing to? It would be a huge hit I bet.

  37. latanya — September 11, 2013 @ 7:34 pm

    We have chicken tacos

  38. Jan — September 11, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

    Looks good

  39. Laura Pokas — September 11, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    Any chance you know the nutritional values of this delicious sounding recipe?

  40. Gaby — September 11, 2013 @ 9:23 pm

    looks like my kinda meal!

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