Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos

By Maria Lichty

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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

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!
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  1. Burritos are always a favorite for dinner around here! They make everyone happy…especially when they look like a rainbow like these do!


  3. I make something similar and it is so delicious! And oh would I love to win a food processor. I have asked for one for Christmas for years now and everyone thinks, why do you want a nice food processor? I tell them my life would be so much easier with one!

  4. We whip up our own homemade garlic hummus with boiled chickpeas in a food mill and fry eggs in olive oil. A spread of the hummus on pita bread and toasted in olive oil with runny eggs is a yummy week night dinner!

  5. Didn’t know Libby’s made beans/corn. I always forget to include corn in Mexican dishes but it makes such a difference. Avocado is a given and always key!

  6. You guys always share the best vegetarian dishes! I had a friend just ask me if I had any good vegetarian dinner ideas and I directed them to your site! These burritos look so tasty!

  7. It’s always cereal for dinner when I have no time too ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I have only started eating quinoa a few months ago, and I am addicted. This looks great!

  8. I made this last night for dinner and they came out so good!!! The cherry on top was grilling the burrito to make the tortilla crunchy. Genius!! Thanks Maria ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Can’t wait to make this! As a student, I appreciate recipes that are simple, easy, filled with protein, makes tons of leftovers, and most importantly delicious. Looking forward to tomorrow’s dinner already ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. We made these the other night and they were great!!! We didn’t have enough cilantro for the called amount and used maybe half that each of the recipes called for and still worked well. Thanks for posting!

  11. My boyfriend and I made this last Friday night and it turned out awesome! We loved the different textures in the burritos! We were unable to make the avocado dip, but hopefully we will next time! Great recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. After seeing your 31 days of vegetarian meals post, I made these for dinner last night (with sweet potato instead of bell peppers) and they were delicious! Turns out my 1 1/2 year old loves onions and quinoa – who knew? I can’t wait to eat leftovers today for lunch!

  13. I saw in another post that these are a great freezer meal. This might be a silly question, but do you brown them up before or after the freezer?

  14. These are a great idea and a method I’m sure I’ll use again and again. I made guacamole instead of the crema just due to preference. An easy meal, and the leftovers made for great lunches- just threw the leftover veggies and quinoa together in individual portions and they were perfect.

  15. 5 stars
    When I think of Burritos I think about this huge brick stuffed with rice, beans and meat. In other words, not the healthiest of option.

  16. 4 stars
    I did this yesterday and liked it!
    I did use rice instead of quinoa, though. My kids are rather picky ๐Ÿ˜‰ The rice for the kids was plain, for the adults, I seasoned it with the lime, cilantro and garlic.
    My daughter liked it, but I had to remove the beans from her burrito. She liked rolling her burrito ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Next time, I have to try it with quinoa and add some zing for the adults ๐Ÿ˜€
    I loved the avocado-yoghurt dip!

  17. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! I have made it so many times and it never gets old! So easy to store the burritos too. Sometimes I freeze them and eat them all week. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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