Quinoa Veggie Burritos

I love these burritos! They are easy and it makes a ton. I usually freeze half of the filling and we can have it another night! it looks like a lot of work, but it isn't too bad!! my kids love them too! Plus they are good for you!!

1 (15 oz) can black beans
1 (15 oz) can white hominy beans
1 (15 oz) can black eyed peas
1 cup corn
1 cup red quinoa cooked (pronounced keenwa)
1 jalapeno pepper - i don't put this in
4 green onions
1/2 cup yellow onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 green pepper
2 tomatoes
1/4 cup cilantro - i don't put this in either
1 (11.5 oz) can V8
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp oregano
1 small lime juice
1 tbsp extra virgin oil
1 or 2 avocados
2 1/2 cups pepper jack cheese grated - i always use colby jack
whole wheat tortilla
drain cans of beans in colander, add corn and let drain while preparing rest of ingredients.
finely chop peppers, green onion, yellow onion, tomatoes, clintro and avocado. reserve half of an avocado for dip. mince garlic
In a large bowl combine quinoa, beans and corn. Add fresh ingredients and stir. pour V8 over the top. add spices and lime juice. mix together. gently fold in avocado and cheese.
place 2/3 cup of filling onto tortilla. fold burrito style. spray cookie sheet with non stick spray place burritos on sheet and spry them with non stick cooking spray.
bake 400 for 10 min. turn burritos over spray again and cook 10 more min. for the last 10 min I top with a little extra cheese!
serve with avocado ranch.
1 cup ranch dressing
1/2 avocado.
puree avocado - stir in ranch until smooth

1 comment:

Taryl said...

Mmmmm!!! thanks! Can't believe you leave out the best stuff tho! :) Maybe i've worked at a mexican restaurant too long.. :) i LOVE cilantro and jalepenos. Can't wait to try this.

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