June 26, 2012

Quinoa Fajita Burritos

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This is a recipe I'm revisiting from a couple months ago. The quality of pictures last time wasn't quite up to par (see what I mean?) and I was making a batch to freeze so I attempted to capture them a little better. I also added diced tomatoes this time around and opted for black beans instead of pinto, but both are great (though I'm usually partial to black beans). I had the intention of freezing them all, but of course... temptation struck and one less made the journey to the freezer :)

The burrito assembly line

Gluten-free (with corn or gluten-free tortillas)
Vegan (with dairy-free cheese, or omit cheese)

Ingredients
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 onion
2 bell peppers
15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
15 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
8 tortillas
Shredded cheese

Directions
Cook quinoa according to package directions.
Meanwhile, thinly slice onion and bell pepper.
Saute onion and pepper with 2 tsp. taco seasoning and salt over med-high heat for 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When quinoa finishes cooking, turn off heat. Add beans, diced tomatoes, 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning (more to taste) and combine.
Assemble the burritos: spoon the quinoa mixture, onion/pepper, cheese, and salsa onto tortillas. Roll up, tucking both sides.

If you like a crispier tortilla or grilled burrito, toss it on a grill pan for a few minutes on each side before serving. We love this!

To freeze: I tightly wrap burritos individually in foil, then place them all in a large ziploc bag.
To reheat: place in a 400 degree oven for 25-35 minutes or until heated through. Finish them up on the stove on a grill pan if you'd like. (Haven't tried microwaving, but that could work as well.)

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Ready for the freezer! (Except one little fella that didn't quick make it...)


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20 comments:

  1. YUM Kaitlin...you'll be all set for when baby comes!

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  2. Those look great! I always have homemade burritos in the freezer for my three year old, but never any for me! I think I will definitely give these a try!

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  3. Just pinned this--it looks delicious! I'm glad I'm not the only one who re-photographs some of my earlier recipes. ;)

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    1. Thanks so much Kiersten!! I have such a long list of recipes that are in desperate need of re-photographing! It's so fun to see your photographing skills evolve, although I've still got a ways to go :)

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  4. These look delicious, and they ARE delicious! I just made them last night and I wish I had more leftover - alas we couldn't stop eating them so they're almost gone :) Great recipes here - keep 'em coming!

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    1. Hi there Lex! Awesome to hear you liked them - this is one of my favs for sure. Fajitas will always be a win in my book. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  5. Holy moley!! I made a batch of these today to freeze, and of course ate one before putting the rest in the freezer. It was soooo good! I'm super excited to have these to eat for the next couple of weeks! Thanks for the recipe and I look forward to enjoying more of your recipes in the future :)

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    1. Hi again! So great to hear you tried these and like them! Isn't it awesome having yummy, healthy meals in the freezer ready to go? Would love to hear what else you try. Enjoy your easy freezer burritos over the next couple weeks!

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  6. I made this for dinner tonight...I doubled the veggies, and thank goodness I did...my family couldn't get enough! Thank you for another awesome recipe!

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    1. Hi Stephie! So glad you tried these and liked them! One meal I can never get enough of either ;) Thanks for letting me know!

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  7. Do you need to defrost prior to baking?

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    1. Hi! I usually don't defrost first, but it would cut down the baking time if you did! Either way works - just depends on how long you want to bake :)

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  8. About how many burritos will one batch make?

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    1. Hi there! I usually get about 8 burritos from this :)

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  9. I just made this and its delicious I wanted to know if you knew about how many calories are in just one

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    1. Hey Rosie! That's awesome - so glad you enjoyed it! I don't provide nutritional stats here, but if you'd like to calculate your own you can try this website:
      http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php
      I've heard it's pretty straightforward and easy to use. Hope that helps!!

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  10. Hi Kaitlin! How do you get the tortilla not to stick to the tin foil?

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    1. Hi Liaht! Ahhh, oh no!! That's no good - sorry to hear they stuck! I've haven't had that issue, but to prevent it in the future, you can instead wrap the burritos individually in plastic wrap and then place them all in a large ziploc freezer bag :) Have a great week!

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