Make Ahead Black Bean Fajita Burritos

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
30 min 2 min 8
Make Ahead Black Bean Fajita Burritos
Health Highlights


1 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
1 medium pepper(s) Green bell pepper (thinly sliced)
2 small Red onion (thinly sliced)
1 tsp Chili powder
1 package Taco seasoning mix, McCormick
1/4 cup Water
1 dash Sea Salt
1 cup Brown rice, medium-grain, cooked
1 can (19oz) Black beans, canned (drained and rinsed)
1/2 whole lime(s) Lime juice (fresh)
2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
8 large tortilla(s) Wheat flour tortilla


  1. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat and add peppers and onions. Cook until vegetables are soft, but not browned, about 7 minutes.
  2. Add fajita seasoning mix, chilli powder and water and stir well to combine. Allow the mixture to cook down slightly and thicken.
  3. Stir in sea salt, brown rice, black beans and lime juice. Simmer for a few more minutes. Mixture will thicken slightly, then remove from heat.
  4. Heat tortilla wraps in the microwave for 25 seconds so they are easier to wrap without breaking.
  5. Lay a tortilla down on a cutting board or work surface. Down the middle of the tortilla, place about 1/4 cup of cheese and 1/2 -2/3 cup of the bean and vegetable mixture on top of the cheese.
  6. Fold the sides of the burrito in towards the centre and then fold the bottom over the filling forming a pocket.
  7. At this point, just roll the rest of the way up.
  8. Wrap each burrito separately in wax or parchment paper for storing in the freezer. Place 3-4 burritos in a large freezer bag and label.
  9. To Reheat: Remove wax paper and place on a microwave safe plate. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes. How long will depend on how frozen the burrito still is when you put it in the microwave. Check the centre to be sure it is hot all the way through. Allow the burrito to cool slightly before eating.



  • Use vegan cheese in place of Mexican cheese mix

More protein

  • Add scrambled eggs

Lighter option

  • Use Boston lettuce wraps instead of whole wheat wraps

Nutrition Highlights 

  • Bell Peppers are a great source of vitamin C!
  • Beans are a great source of protein and high in fiber which helps to promote healthy digestion! 

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 439
Calories from fat 128
Calories from saturated fat 61
Total Fat 14.3 g
Saturated Fat 6.8 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.3 g
Cholesterol 25.4 mg
Sodium 1062 mg
Potassium 442 mg
Total Carbohydrate 63 g
Dietary Fiber 8.2 g
Sugars 2.7 g
Protein 18.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 2.3
Meat Alternative 0.4
Milk Alternative 0.6
Vegetables 1.1

Energy sources