Sunday, July 25, 2010

Zucchini and Black Bean Burritos

I really love burritos, but meat can get expensive (and I'm really not a big meat eater anyways). One of my favourite fillings is completely vegan and made with things you probably already have in your cupboard.

Gather your ingredients. You can use white or yellow onions, canned beans or cooked dried beans, and canned, frozen, or fresh corn. I buy taco seasoning in bulk, which is usually half the price of the little packages. You'll also need about 3 cloves of garlic or some jarred minced garlic.

Cut the zucchini and onions about 1/8 inch thick. Don't worry about precision

Cook on medium heat, covered, with 1/4 cup of water until onions are clear and zucchini starts to soften.Yes, my stove is pink.

When zucchini and onions are soft, add the garlic. Cook uncovered for a few minutes.

While you're waiting, rinse and drain your beans. Shave the corn off the cob if you're using fresh, or run hot water over frozen corn to thaw.

Add beans, corn, taco seasoning, and about 1/4 cup of water to frying pan. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir well and cook until beans and corn are hot and water has evaporated

Spoon onto tortillas, garnish with sour cream, salsa, cheese, etc. Guacamole would be a nice addition if you're dairy-free.

Wrap and enjoy. They don't look exciting, but they're delicious, healthy, and cheap! Makes 4, but you can easily increase or decrease the amounts. The mixture will keep for a few days in the fridge, and reheats well.


1 medium zucchini OR 2 small zucchini, sliced 1/8 inch thick
1/2 large white or yellow onion, sliced into half-rings, 1/8 inch thick
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2-4 tablespoons of taco seasoning (to taste)
1/2 can of black beans OR 1 cup of cooked dried black beans
1/2 can of kernel corn OR 1/2 cup of frozen kernel corn OR 1/2 cup of fresh corn
4 tortillas

Salsa, cheese, sour cream, or guacamole to garnish

  • Cook zucchini and onion in covered frying pan with 1/4 cup water until softened
  • Add garlic, continue to cook until water evaporates
  • Drain and rinse beans, thaw corn if using frozen
  • Add corn, beans, and taco seasoning to pan. Stir well and reduce heat to medium-low. Heat thoroughly 
  • Spoon onto tortillas, garnish as desired


  1. I made these today and they are absolutely putrid!! It tastes exactly how it looks. Yuck.

  2. Well to each their own, I suppose! I quite like them. You could always give me the leftovers...