The Foodie Physician: Dining with the Doc: Crispy Chipotle Tofu and Black Bean Burritos
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Dining with the Doc: Crispy Chipotle Tofu and Black Bean Burritos

These protein-packed, vegetarian burritos are delicious, satisfying and freezer-friendly! 


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Every now and then, I get a craving for a good burrito.  Although I’ve been known to make late-night runs to the local burrito chain (you know which one I’m talking about), it’s actually quite easy to make your own burritos at home.  And when you make your own burritos, you can stuff them with whatever ingredients you like- chicken, steak, tofu, beans, you name it!  It’s a good idea to make a large batch of burritos so that dinner (and even lunch) is set for a few days.  And the best part is that they freeze well, making them very convenient for those busy days when you need a quick and healthy meal.


My Crispy Chipotle Tofu and Black Bean Burritos use nutritious, protein-packed quinoa instead of rice.  Quinoa is a nutritional powerhouse, full of protein, fiber and a host of essential vitamins and minerals.  It’s also gluten free and easy to prepare, requiring less cooking time than rice.


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I wanted to keep these burritos vegetarian so for the filling, I sautéed onion, bell pepper and garlic and tossed in some black beans and Nasoya Chipotle TofuBaked.  Infused with the characteristic smoky, spicy flavor of chipotle peppers, the Chipotle TofuBaked worked perfectly in this dish.  Chipotle TofuBaked is a tasty meat alternative that packs 32 grams of protein per 8-oz package without the cholesterol and fat.  It’s the latest flavor in Nasoya’s TofuBaked line, joining their popular Teriyaki and Sesame Ginger varieties.  And the best part is that it’s ready to eat straight out of the package- no draining, pressing or marinating required.  It’s an excellent, vegetarian addition to salads, soups, sandwiches and pasta dishes.  And like all Nasoya products, it’s USDA Certified Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified, and it’s also gluten free. 


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I suggest you make a large batch of these burritos.  Once you gather all of your ingredients, just set up an assembly line.  Get a stack of whole wheat tortillas, pile on your toppings and roll them up burrito-style.  Just be careful not to overstuff them or else they’ll fall apart when you try to roll them.  You can store the burritos in the fridge or wrap them individually and store them in the freezer. 


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For an extra finishing touch, I like to toast my burritos in a skillet for a few minutes to get them golden and crispy on the outside.  This extra step also melts the cheese so that when you bite into it, you get all of that delicious, ooey, gooey cheesy goodness- yum!  Serve the burritos with your favorite salsa and Greek yogurt or sour cream.   


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Crispy Chipotle Tofu and Black Bean Burritos
Makes 8 burritos

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 package Nasoya Chipotle TofuBaked, diced
1 can reduced sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
1 teaspon chili powder
½ teaspoon cumin
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
¼ cup low sodium vegetable broth or water
8 large (10-inch) whole wheat tortillas
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 Haas avocado, sliced
1 cup shredded reduced fat Mexican blend cheese
Salsa and Greek yogurt or sour cream, for serving


Directions:
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion and pepper and cook until they start to soften, 4-5 minutes.  Add the garlic and cook another minute until fragrant.  Add the diced tofu, black beans, chili powder, cumin, cilantro, salt and pepper and cook and stir to combine well.  Add the broth to the skillet and simmer 3-4 minutes.   Remove skillet from heat.

To make the burritos, spread ¼ cup quinoa on each tortilla, leaving a 1-inch border on each side.  Top with some of the tofu and bean mixture, a few slices of avocado and 2 tablespoons shredded cheese.  Fold the sides of the tortillas in and then roll them up (don’t overstuff the burritos or else they will be difficult to roll).

Brush or spray a large skillet with olive oil and heat over medium high heat.  Add the burritos to the skillet in batches and toast until golden and crispy, about 2 minutes on each side. 

Serve burritos with your favorite salsa and Greek yogurt or sour cream.  


One burrito: Calories 463; Fat 13.5g (Sat 3.3g); Protein 18.8g; Carb 63.5g; Fiber 10.5g; Sodium 656mg

This post was sponsored by Nasoya.  All opinions expressed are my own.




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19 comments :

  1. ...yep. I need these in my life too. :D I love tofu, and I have no idea why I rarely make burritos, but I really need to! <3

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    1. You should definitely try these! And they freeze well so you can make a large batch and stock your freezer!

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  2. mmmm these looks so hearty and delcious! I LOVE burritos!

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  3. These look SO good!!! I can't wait to try that chipotle tofu! YUM!

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  4. Seriously loving this! Pinnig to try, I've gotta track down some of this tofu ;)

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    1. Thank you! I hope you can find it- it's really good :)

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    2. Could you use regular tofu and add seasoning or is the texture different too?

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  5. Such a beautiful recipe! I love your photos, I think showing the hubby this I may be able to disguise his fear of tofu! Pinning for later!

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I think this dish would convert him for sure! :)

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  6. Ooh yum. We make a lot of tacos (good excuse to have a margarita) but rarely burritos. I think we'll have to try these!

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    1. I know what you mean! These go well with margaritas too :)

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  7. Love this recipe, Sonali! I haven't tried their baked tofu yet, though I see it in the supermarket all the time. Can't wait to try!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! It's very convenient, no prep work involved. I hope you try the recipe!

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  8. wow these look delicious Sonali! You make something I really don't like (tofu), so SO YUMMY! Maybe Ill have to try that flavored kind, chipotle sounds great!

    xo

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! The chipotle TofuBaked has a lot of flavor on its own but it was even better with the other ingredients and spices. I hope you give it a try!

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  9. The colours in this dish look amazing. A must try!

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