Turkey Black Bean Burritos

IMG_0483One of my favourite things that my mom would make when I was growing up was her burritos. Generally with ground beef and refried beans in them, topped with salsa and cheese and then baked. And then topped with other veggies once you at them. Super yummy!

I’ve make them every so often, but decided this last time to change them up a little bit – and I have to say, they were friggen delicious. To make them a little healthier, I decided this time to use ground turkey thighs, and black beans on ancient grain tortillas. I did not however, go easy on the cheese, because, well… cheese makes my world go round.

So here it goes – Let me know what you think!

Makes: 8 Burritos



8 Large Ancient Grain Tortillas

Pack of Ground Turkey Thighs

1 Small Can of Black beans, drained and rinsed

2 cloves garlic

1/2 onion, diced

Salt & Pepper

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Juice 1/2 lime

1/2 cup of grated mozzarella

1/2 cup of grated medium cheddar cheese

1/2 cup of salsa (to your own spice level)

Toppings (all up to you, this is what I use)

Guacamole (tbsp per burrito)

Shredded lettuce

Diced Tomatoes

Diced Bell Peppers

Sliced Green Onion

other suggestions: Sour cream or plain yogurt, hot peppers, more salsa, sliced avocado instead of guacamole


Preheat oven to 350F

Heat a little oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. Once heated, add onions and garlic until fragrant. Add Turkey and cook until no more pink is showing, once cooked, add black beans. Once mixed together, add salt and pepper, cayenne, garlic powder, cumin, onion powder and lime juice (and a little salsa should your heart desire). Mix until combined and everything is heated through.

Beef and Bean mixture all cooked up before rolled into tortilla


Roll the burritos. Divide the meat into roughly 8 portions. Lay the portion in a tortilla, wrap by folding the short ends in and then rolling from the long side. Place in a greased baking pan. Repeat until all of the burritos have been rolled. Once all of the burritos are in the pan, cover with the salsa and the cheese. Cover with tinfoil and place in oven for 10 – 15 minutes. uncover, and put under broiler until the cheese is melted and slightly bubbling.

Burritos rolled up and cheesed ready to put into oven

Place on plate and add toppings. Enjoy!


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