Veg*n Cooking and Other Random Musings: Black Bean and Mushroom Burritos

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Black Bean and Mushroom Burritos

First off, I just wanted to thank everyone for their kind comments about my piece on Cookiemouse's blog, I'm glad I was able to make some sense out of all the stuff in my head. :-) And also, thank you for the comments on my last post, I'm not alone!

So anyways, last night for dinner, I made Black Bean and Mushroom Burritos. I created this recipe a few weeks ago, smoky spiced mushrooms and spicy black beans sounded like it would be a great combination. Somehow or another, I forgot about it until I was making my grocery list for this week. This meal was incredibly easy, pretty dang nutritious, and super yummy – it got the omnivore’s seal of approval too. What more can you ask for?

Black Bean and Mushroom Burritos
1/4 onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 package button mushrooms, sliced
2 cup black beans, cooked
1 cup cooked brown rice
chipotle chili powder
regular chili powder
ground coriander
Mexican oregano


Heat a few tablespoons of water in a skillet. Add onions, garlic and mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes.

Season with chipotle chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, and salt. Cook until mushrooms and onions are soft.

Meanwhile, mix black beans and rice in a bowl. Season with regular chili powder, cumin, cayenne and salt.

Spoon bean and mushroom mixture in a warmed tortilla. Roll up!

If desired, brown on a skillet. Heat just a tiny bit of coconut oil in a small skillet (I'm talking less than 1/2 a tsp). Cook burrito on all sides, checking often, until golden brown.

Top with guacamole and salsa.

'Til next time.


Anonymous said...

Ooh I've never had rice with my bean burritos! Intriguing. =)

ChickPea said...

Yum! Any recipe that calls for not one but TWO kinds of chili powder AND mushrooms gets my seal of approval!

Lizzy said...

Mhhh, I'd totally eat this with finely chopped mushrooms! Looks delicious =) I might have to give it a try. My boyfriend LOVES mushrooms and I'm sure he'd like this aswell!!

Cookiemouse said...

Mexican food is great and I like the combination of beans and mushrooms. I've added a video to the Tibet post, which shows live amateur footage from Lhasa.

Happy Herbivore! said...

I am making your fiesta burrito tonight or tomorrow... I'm dying for it - literally. I don't like fungus but I actually want this burrito!! you are the best mexican foodiest!

Leng said...

Mmmm I'm loving the beans with brown rice and mushrooms! Looks like you're eating well yourself. :-)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Jennifer, you are too sweet :o).

And I just read your piece on Cookiemouse's blog now. It's amazingly well-worded. You are a terrific writer, and really know your stuff!

Jennifer said...

Romina - Really? I put rice in almost all my Mexican food. I just really like short grain brown rice and beans together. You should definitely try it!

ChicPea - Hahaha! I'm a huge fan of the chili, any kind, I love 'em all. And fungus isn't too bad either. :-)

Lizzy - I never thought to finely chop the mushrooms, good idea! I bet your boyfriend would go nuts over this, Brett said it tasted 'meaty' and I almost got offended. :-)

Cookiemouse - Thanks about the burrito. And thanks again for posting about Tibet. Most people, at least here in the US, have no idea what is going on. I asked a coworker if she thought we should boycott the Olympics because of what is going on in China right now, on top of their already bad human rights record (though, like the US has room to talk), and she had no idea what I was talking about. I'll point her to the link you provided.

Happy Herbivore - Ooooh, I hope you like it. Hahaha! I can say, there IS fungus in these burritos, but it doesn't taste all that much like mushrooms, and you can always cut the amount down and chop them finely like Lizzy suggested.

Leng - Thanks, it was delish, I wish I had another one right now. We have been eating well around here lately.

Chocolate Covered - Aw! Reading about all your volunteer work makes me wish I could do more. You're my hero! You're in college and still find the time to do all these great things! We're all lucky to 'know' such a nice girl.

Thanks about the article, I really appreciate it! I'm always afraid I'm just spouting off ill-informed nonsense!

Leng said...

Hey aren't we all speaking non-sense? lol

Jennifer said...

Leng - I'll most definitely second that one! Couldn't have said it better myself!

Billy said...

I love burritos! Those look really good.

BTW, thanks for all the comments on my blog. You seem like a really cool person!

Anke said...

Hehe, Mexican food for once, is it? I love the addition of rice :-)

Veggie said...

This is certainly my kind of meal, I do love Mexican food.

What are smoky spiced mushrooms?

Jennifer said...

Billy - Me too! Thanks!

No problem, right back at you! Too bad we vegans are spread so far apart!

Anke - I know I'm obsessed. I should have called my blog 'Mexican Cooking and Other Random Musings' - hehe. I'm adopted, so I'm starting to wonder if my biological parents were Mexican and I just don't look like them. :-) Trust me, expect to see much Mexican in the future as well, I'm on a crusade to veganize all sorts of authentic Mexican dishes.

Rice is an excellent addition, I love the rice and beans combo, classic and fantastic.

Veggie - Me too (obviously)!

The smoky spiced mushrooms are just sliced button mushrooms seasoned with chipotle chili powder and other spices. The chipotle chili powder gives the mushrooms that smoky flavor (and a hint of fire too).

pleasantly plump vegan said...

i love burritos and i love guacomole!!! i'm not a fan of mushrooms, but my hubby would LOVE this!

Bianca said...

Yummy Burritos! I've been eating my leftover Soybean Burtritos for days now. I never tire of burritos. I love the idea of adding mushrooms!!!

Alison Nicole said...

I love black beans and I love shrooms. I bet this is a winning combo!! :o)

Thanks for your positive support, and I'm glad you get a least a little spring break!

Oh! I really, really want to make the ginger cookies over break. I love anything with ginger in it, and I have an unhealthy addiction to cookie eating!

Anonymous said...

Just popped in to say hello. Discovered your blog today and i think I'm a fan *squeal*
Your philosophy on nutrition and health is SPOT ON- i totally agree.
Plus you have some awesome recipes I'd love to try.
I read your post on exercise and while reading it I kept agreeing with everything you said.
I used to be a HARD CORE gym-fanatic. I would run ten kilometers and do an hour of weights EVERYDAY. This was mainly because of an eating disorder.
But one day I drove in and then just sat in my car. I didn't have the willpower to go on anymore. From that day I canned the gym, cold turkey. I made friends with my bike and have never looked back.
I will continue to be a reader of your blog ^^

Jennifer said...

Pleasantly - Those are two of my favorite things as well! I bet you could nix the 'shrooms, omit the regular chili powder and this would still make a kick ass burrito.

Bianca - Mmmmm. Those burritos you made looked so good. I should really start doing that, making more, and then just taking tortillas into work with me. Thanks for the idea!

Alison Nichole - We thought these were pretty damn good.

Ah, me too, the weather is supposed to be nice, I'm ready to enjoy it!

Hahaha! It's hard not to go overboard with cookies, especially good ones! If you make 'em, let me know what you thought.

Bean_Mix - Welcome! I've added you to my blog roll as well.

Thanks, I'm glad my views resonate. I guess I just feel like I'm a regular, normal person, and if I hate exercise, but yet can still be skinny and healthy, than others could as well. I'm always happy to be someones support system in their lifestyle change too.

Your experience was part of the point of my exercise post, even those of us who CAN force ourselves to go to the gym, can't usually stick with it in the long term. Why? 'Cause it sucks! :-)

Aw, that's so nice! I hope you like anything you try.