These vegetarian chipotle burritos will become a lunch time favorite! Pack them for school, work or a fun day out. Plus, they’ve got a nice spicy kick thanks to Arla’s Chipotle & Habanero Havarti cheese.
Let’s talk about cheese. I personally would not be able to live in a world without it. It’s rich, creamy and let’s be honest, makes literally everything taste better. I can’t pick favourites when it comes to cheese because I simply love them all (I never leave the grocery store without browsing the cheese section)! Whether it’s goat cheese on a salad, havarti or cheddar in mac and cheese, ricotta in cannelloni, mozzarella on pizza.. you get the drift! I. love. cheese.
These easy vegetarian burritos are staring a new favorite cheese of mine: Arla’s Chipotle & Habanero havarti cheese. Havarti is a semisoft cheese that is smooth and oh-so buttery (one of my favorite qualities in cheese to be honest). Plus, it’s a dream when melted. This Chipotle & Habanero Havarti adds a nice amount of spice to any dish without much effort. What I love most about Arla’s cheese is that they use simple ingredients, no artificial color or preservatives.
You can whip up these burritos in minutes for lunch, but they can also be prepared the night before so you won’t have to think about it the next day. Simply pack them in a tupperware or some foil paper and you’re good to go. They are loaded with cumin-spiced black beans, tomatoes, lettuce, and Arla Havarti cheese. I love enjoying some fresh guacamole with my burritos but feel free to also add sour cream, plain yogurt or even hot sauce if you like things extra spicy.
These burritos are nourishing and satisfying. It’s so important to nourish our bodies throughout the day. Although they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, I believe they’re all so vital. We all have busy schedules and it can be easy to fall into the habit of eating on-the-go or just grabbing a protein smoothie for lunch, but our bodies need to be nourished with real food. What we put into our body keeps us going throughout the day. You need the energy to power through a meeting? a lecture? a sports match? a school day?.. Take the time to sit down and nurture your body. After all, we need to nurture ourselves before we can effectively nurture others.
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- Filling your burrito: When it comes to the perfect ratio of filling to tortilla, try and have the tortilla be twice as large as the size of your filling. By having the tortilla be twice as large, you’ll be able to fold it with ease.
- Folding your burrito: You can honestly fold a burrito into any shape you like. I personally love folding it into a hexagon because I love recreating better-for-you versions of fast-food at home. You can definitely fold it the traditional way also. The trick I like to use to keep my burritos closed (so the filling doesn’t come out) is to “seal” it by cooking it in a pan for a minute or two. However, you don’t need to cook the burrito if you don’t want to. Just make sure to wrap it in foil to keep it secure. Also, warming up the tortillas before filling them is helpful if you’re having a difficult time folding them.
- Swapping proteins: When it comes to stuffing a burrito, the world is your oyster. Don’t like black beans? use kidney beans, pinto beans, or whatever other legume you enjoy. Of course you could also swap legumes for animal protein. When I make meat burritos, I love using ground beef or my easy pulled chicken.
Vegetarian Chipotle Burritos (makes 4 burritos)
- 4 10-inch flour tortillas
- 2 cups black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 onion, diced (optional)
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- Arla’s Chipotle & Habanero Havarti cheese, sliced
- other fillings/sides: guacamole, sour cream, plain yogurt…
- Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan over medium heat. Add diced onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Add black beans and cumin and sauté for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Place tortillas on a work surface. Spoon black beans, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce and sliced Chipotle & Habanero Havarti cheese. Add any other fillings you love at this point.
- Fold the burrito into your desired shape. Seal burrito by cooking it in a pan seam side down for a minute or two. Alternatively, you may simply roll the burrito and wrap it in foil paper. Enjoy!
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