Black bean burritos

Serves: 6
Course: Main Course
Cooking Time: 0 hr 20 mins
  • For the beans:
  • Olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 tins black beans, cooked and drained
  • ½ tsp smoked sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • Sea salt
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp coriander, stalks and leaves, roughly chopped
  • For the rice:
  • 1 tsp butter
  • ½ tsp smoked sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 300g jasmine or basmati rice
  • 600ml water
  • To serve:
  • Six soft tortilla wraps, guacamole, grated cheese, tomato salsa, sour cream or Greek yoghurt, jalapenos, lime wedges

1 Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a small pan. Add the diced onion and saute over a medium heat till soft. Add the paprika, cumin and salt. Stir well. Add the beans and 300ml water. Simmer low with the lid on till the beans get very soft. Add the coriander and lime juice, and mash or puree till quite smooth but still with some texture.

2 To cook the rice, melt the butter in a pan. Add the paprika and cook for a few seconds before adding the rice and stirring well. Add the salt and water. Bring to the boil then cover and simmer on the lowest setting possible until all of the water is evaporated and the rice is cooked.

3 Wrap the tortilla wraps in foil and warm them in the oven. Assemble at the table by layering the mashed black beans, rice and any toppings such as cheese, salsa guacamole. Fold tightly and eat right away, or wrap in foil and heat in the oven or on a hot dry pan for a few minutes.

Lilly Higgins

Lilly Higgins

Lilly Higgins, a contributor to The Irish Times, is a food writer