I am a huge fan of Mexican food, especially since cheese and sour cream are usually involved. Unfortunately, it’s not always the healthiest once you pile on the toppings or if you order a fried dish. I’m always on the lookout for healthier foods, and my husband just happened to mention that I hadn’t made burritos in a while. You know what that means: over to Pinterest to see if I had pinned any burrito recipes. Surprise, surprise, I had!
A quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe that will please the whole family.
Besides being a healthier version of a classic Mexican dish, I was happy these didn’t have rice in them. Not that I don’t like it, but it does mean extra carbs. The black beans more than make up for not having rice, and they’re tastier in my opinion.
Prepping this recipe was simple and fast, and the ingredients were all easy to find. The smallest package of chicken I could find was 1 1/2 pounds, so I ended up with 7 burritos using 8″ tortillas. The package was labeled “large”, but they didn’t seem big enough. But I have no problem with more burritos 🙂
Another thing I liked was the inclusion of measured toppings in the burritos. It helps with portion and calorie control. My husband thought it was great that he didn’t need to assemble his own and enjoyed the browned tortillas. I did too, for that matter.
Top with Fire Roasted Salsa, extra cheese, sour cream, guacamole, etc.