Vegetarian Grilled Stuffed Burritos for Meatless Monday

Recipes - Vegetarian February 21, 2011
If you have jumped onto the Meatless Monday train, tonight is your first meatless night!  Last week I gave you a list of meatless meal ideas, but I wanted to give you another one today.  This one is perfect for those of you who don’t always plan ahead.  Keep these ingredients in your pantry, and you can whip up a quick vegetarian dinner any time you need one!

Vegetarian Grilled Stuffed Burritos
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 can lowest-sodium black beans, rinsed
One 4oz. can diced green chiles
1/2 cup Mexican beer (such as Tecate)
2 cups frozen corn (or 1 can lowest-sodium canned corn)
1 can lowest-sodium diced tomatoes, rinsed
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (1/2 lime)
4 large tortillas
1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheese
1. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.  Stir in black beans and jalapenos.  Cook for 2 minutes while lightly mashing the beans against the side of the pan.
2. Stir beer into black beans and green chiles and bring to a boil.  Cook for 10 minutes, continuing to mash the beans against the side of the pan every few minutes.
3. Stir in corn and tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes (until heated through).  Stir in lime juice and take mixture off heat.
4. Lay tortillas on a work surface.  Sprinkle cheese in center of the tortilla then spoon 1/4 cup of bean mixture on top.  Fold up into a burrito.
5. Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium-high heat.  Place burrito folded side down and cook until browned.  Flip over and brown other side.  Cut in half and serve. (recipe inspired by Rachael Ray)
Leftovers are great as a dip!
My favorite part is the browned crispy tortilla.

What are you making for 
Meatless Monday this week?

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  • Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean February 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    yum!! i love the crispy tortilla too! i made sweet potato and mushroom ravioli last night…we're eating the leftovers tonight 🙂

  • sarahlearns February 21, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    yum! that looks like a delicious meatless monday option! i think i'm going to have homemade black bean burgers for dinner tonight!

  • Alysa February 21, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Lindsay, did you make your ravioli from scratch? Sounds delish!

  • Alysa February 21, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Sarah, do you have a link to that recipe?? Sounds good!

  • Ashley February 21, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    THIS LOOKS DELCIOUS!!! i am SO happy i just found your blog! i HATe meat…im totally making these this week! wooohooo!

  • Alysa February 21, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Thanks for the comment Ashley. Hope you like the burritos!

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. February 23, 2011 at 1:05 am

    Yum. these sound great! My kids would love these!

  • CancerKicker February 24, 2011 at 12:19 am

    I would dominate that every night! -Phil

  • Brian Barden February 24, 2011 at 2:42 am

    I am making these next week! Sound YUm

  • Alysa February 24, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Thanks Alison!

  • Alysa February 24, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Phil, you could definitely dominate these 🙂 Why don't you come to AZ so I can make them for you?

  • Alysa February 24, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Thanks Bardo!

  • Shelby March 3, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Hi Alysa—
    Love this Meatless Monday recipe, especially because it includes so many healthy ingredients like garlic, olive oil, and vegetables. It is so great that you’ve joined the Meatless Monday movement, thanks for helping us show others how going meatless once a week is not only healthy, but also delicious!

    I read your recent post on feeding children bland food, and I thought I would fill you in on a new campaign we’re launching here at the Healthy Monday Campaigns. The Kids Cook Monday encourages families to set aside the first day of every week to cook and eat together as a family. Involving kids in the kitchen is a great way for them to learn all about the food they eat, develop a mature palate, and practice valuable skills like math and teamwork. (For more info, check out:

    We’re looking for blogs and websites to help us spread the word by writing weekly posts, usually chronicling their family dinner stories and recipes. If you’re interested in participating, please email me at


  • tina aka forrestina vintage March 16, 2011 at 1:02 am

    This looks great…my hubby would not eat it without meat but I can make it for lunch for myself! Found your blog from a link on The Rusted Chain. 🙂

  • Alysa March 18, 2011 at 3:35 am

    Shelby, I am so excited to be a part of The Kids Cook Monday campaign!

  • Alysa March 18, 2011 at 3:36 am

    Tina, thanks for stopping by! You could always put some ground turkey breast in there to satisfy your husband's need for meat 🙂

  • Teresa October 16, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    These look terrific! They will be on my menu for tomorrow, our meatless Monday! My kids have a “fear” of beans, and I find that mashing them and putting them in some of their favorite dishes in lieu of meat (burritos, tacos, quesadillas, even meatloaf!) is a terrific way to get them used to the flavor.

  • Sarah August 26, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I see the directions say to add a jalapeño, but it’s not listed in the ingredients. We’re making it tonight & will improvise, but I’d love to know how much you used & if you did fresh or jarred. We only have fresh so we’ll use that tonight!

    • inspiredrd August 26, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Oh shoot! That should say green chiles, not jalapenos. I used canned green chiles. Thanks!