My latest investigation has left me with Mexican food on the brain. When the craving hits, I never go to one of those fast food burrito places like Chipotle, Moe’s, Qdoba, or Salsaritas. It’s easy to stay away from these places knowing they use GMOs, food additives and other very questionable ingredients. Besides, it is far too easy to make a tasty 100% organic burrito at home and in a flash. A few amazing store bought ingredients mean I don’t have to make anything from scratch either. I can have a fresh burrito ready in a matter of minutes or pull one out of the freezer. (If I am lucky my husband hasn’t eaten the whole stash!)
The main ingredients I use in my burritos are stellar even though they are store bought. Chipotle & Moe’s can’t even come close to this level of nutrition and quality.
Here are the details:
- Field Day Organic Salsa is by far the best tasting salsa on the market. I love to make my own salsa, but I always have a jar of this on hand for emergencies. The salsa is super tangy, fresh, contains no added sugar and can be purchased in 3 different spice levels – mild, medium and hot. (Fast Food Fact: Moe’s puts caramel coloring in their salsa – WTF!?)
- Food for Life Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Tortillas are the only tortillas you’ll see me ever buy at the store. They are hands down the best on the market and contain zero additives and no cheap fillers. These tortillas are even more nutritious than the ones you can make from scratch at home with whole wheat flour because all of the grains are 100% sprouted whole and not processed into flour. (Fast Food Fact: Chipotle uses partially hydrogenated fats (aka deadly transfats) in their flour tortillas.)
- Eden Foods Black Beans is one of the only organic no salt added and BPA free canned beans on the market. Eden Foods is an outstanding brand, one that I fully support and always keep in my pantry when making beans from scratch isn’t an option. (Fast Food Fact: Moe’s use GMOs to make their beans.)
- Raw goat cheese is my favorite cheese to melt inside my burritos because it’s easy on the digestive system and hasn’t been pasteurized preserving all the beneficial enzymes, bacteria and nutrients.
It took me less than 7 mins to make 6 burritos. Here’s how I did it. Get Ready, Set, Go!
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees (if you want to eat burritos now)
- Place tortillas on top of parchment paper lined aluminum foil (this is an important step – you don’t want your food to touch the aluminum foil or to stick)
- Place ¼ cup of black beans on each tortilla
- Sprinkle chili powder on top of black beans (1 to 2 shakes)
- Add about a tablespoon of onion on top of beans
- Top each burrito with one tablespoon of salsa
- Shred raw goat cheese and top each burrito with a handful
- Roll and wrap each tortilla tightly
- If eating later: store burritos in a ziplock bag in the freezer until ready to use
- If eating now: pop burritos in oven on a rack
- Cooking time varies: fresh burritos take 10 mins, defrosted burritos take 20 mins, and frozen burritos take 30 mins (of course a microwave would be faster – but I do not use microwaves)
- Serve with avocado, romaine, sour cream, lime wedges and/or more salsa
Please note: You can also make large burritos using the larger version of the Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Tortillas. I like making the smaller ones though, because I can eat one, two or even three based on my hunger level. The smaller ones are perfect for kids too and faster to warm up!
Raw goat cheese is so fluffy when it’s been freshly shredded. Delicious!Remember to put some unbleached parchment paper between your food and aluminum foil when cooking just to be safe there isn’t any leeching of toxins at high temps.
Having a bag full of burritos in the freezer is a godsend for busy days. Hope you have as much fun as I do making them. I wonder if anyone will beat my 7 min record
P.S. Also you can see a video on how to make these bad boys here below in a cooking segment I did on NBC’s Charlotte Today…and also check out the Eating Guide Program that will help you plan more meals like this!