June 26, 2012

Quinoa Fajita Burritos

These Quinoa Fajita Burritos are one of our favorite meals! Flavorful fajita veggies are combined with taco seasoned quinoa, beans, and tomatoes all wrapped up in a delicious tortilla package. Easy, vegan, and freezer-friendly!



I love these so much! They're such a versatile, awesome week night meal and I love that it makes extras for quick and easy leftovers (or freezing!) This particular time, I had the intention of freezing them all, but of course... temptation struck and one less made the journey to the freezer 😉 You could easily leave out the tortillas and make these into rockstar burrito bowls piled high with all your favorite toppings. Hope you enjoy as much as we do!

PS - come join The Garden Grazer on Instagram 🍓 and share a pic if you make these! I love seeing your recreations :)


Vegan, gluten-free (with corn or gluten-free tortillas), oil-free
Makes about 8 burritos

Ingredients
1 cup dry quinoa
1 onion
2 bell peppers
15 oz. can black beans
15 oz. can diced tomatoes
8 tortillas (medium to large)
1 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. taco seasoning
Vegan cheese shreds to taste (I love the Follow Your Heart brand)
Your favorite salsa or pico de gallo
Optional: avocado, guacamole, cilantro, lettuce, hot sauce, etc.

Directions
Rinse and cook quinoa according to package directions. (I use 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth to cook 1 cup quinoa for more flavor, but water works great too!)
While quinoa is cooking, thinly slice onion and bell pepper.
In a skillet over med-high heat, saute onion and bell pepper with 2 tsp. taco seasoning for 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. (I use 3 Tbsp. vegetable broth/water for no-oil saute method.)
When quinoa is cooked, combine it in a mixing bowl with beans (rinsed and drained), diced tomatoes (drained of excess juice), and 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning. Stir well to combine.
Assemble the burritos: spoon the quinoa mixture, onion/pepper, cheese, and salsa (or other toppings of choice) down the middle of your tortillas. Roll up, tucking in both sides.

Tip: if you like a crispier tortilla/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 sealed freezer-friendly container.
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...)








28 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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  11. It's a good thing these are so delicious! I just made about twenty of them :) Thanks for a healthy, inexpensive, and easy freezer meal!

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    1. Hey Jennifer! Heehee - great to hear :) I just made these a few days ago as well! So glad to hear you're enjoying them (and yay for freezer meals!)

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  12. These burritos were delicious! First time trying quinoa and both me an my husband loved it! I also added mushrooms to it! :)

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    1. Hey Tatyana! Yay! Congrats on your first quinoa cooking experience - so glad it was a success for both of you!! Great call adding mushrooms, I'll have to try that next time :)

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  13. I was wondering if you use real cheese, or Vegan Cheese because I'm sure you said you were a Vegan? Maybe I got that bit wrong, or I am confused.

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    1. Hi Nancye! Yep - we're vegan and use vegan cheese. (However I was vegetarian when I started the blog so maybe that was the confusing part) :) I admit I don't buy "cheese" very often, but there are some great dairy-free products out there now it's fun to try them out!

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  14. Not a fan of quinoa so I used Jasmine brown rice. I also skipped the canned tomatoes, not a fan of them either. I crisped them in the pan then topped them with a little sour cream and green onions. They were delicious. Very versatile recipe. Thank you for posting.

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    1. Hi Terry! LOVE that you made these work for you! Great substitutions, thanks so much for sharing your feedback! Have a beautiful week! -Kaitlin

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