Black Bean and Butternut Squash Burritos



Isn’t it cruel that I’m dangling these burrito pictures in front of you several hours before lunch on a Monday morning? If I was a better planner, I would have posted this recipe yesterday. Then you could have made these for dinner and had leftovers for lunch today. Oops?

The truth is, I was just too busy stuffing my face with burritos yesterday!

Burritos are delicious, versatile, portable, filling, and a great source of vegan protein. What’s not to love? Plus, what other food are you challenged to stuff a thin, tiny wrap with as much filling as possible while avoiding explosion? The challenge is thrilling.

Why in the world have I not made vegan burritos before?


Luckily, you guys keep me in line! A vegan recipe blog without a burrito recipe has not been unnoticed by many of you. I’ve had several requests for a black bean burrito recipe and I finally got my butt in gear. I just had to wait until inspiration struck.

Inspiration turned out to be a huge craving and a butternut squash that wasn’t getting any younger.

Burritos it is.



This recipe takes a bit of time due to roasting the squash and cooking the rice. My suggestion is to cook the squash and rice the day before. Then all you have to do is throw some things in a skillet and it will come together in 20-30 mins.

Sautee chopped onion, garlic, and red pepper in a skillet.


Add your salt, seasonings, cooked beans and cooked rice:


Now stir in 1.5 cups of cooked butternut squash. I mashed mine up a bit with a fork, but left some larger pieces too.


Stir in 3/4 cup Daiya cheese (or your preferred cheese) and heat until melted. I can’t even begin to describe how amazing the cheese made this mixture. It went from good to mind blowing! I don’t suggest skipping the cheese.


Now wrap it up and add your desired toppings. If you use about 3/4 cup of filling per burrito it should serve 4 comfortably.

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I added spinach, avocado, and salsa in addition to the bean/cheese filling. You could also add vegan sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, chopped Cilantro, sunflower seeds, hot sauce, etc.

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Fold in the sides:


Take the end closest to you and wrap it over and tuck underneath the filling.

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Monster hands, optional!

Now finish rolling the wrap until the lose end is on the bottom.

With a knife, slice through the centre.


Somehow I managed to avoid explosion!


We both agreed that these are the best vegan burritos we’ve tasted and we’ve tried a lot. I’ll be making these again and again!  The black and orange is also pretty festive for Halloween, don’t you think?


It also makes a great salad topper too.


…and a great post-workout feast which is how we enjoyed the burritos yesterday. The only thing missing was a cold beer!

As for the leftover roasted squash? You can use it to make Butternut Squash Mac ‘n Cheeze or maybe Butternut Squash and Black Bean Chili.


Have a great Monday!

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TeenyLittleSuperChef October 24, 2011

It seems like you always know what I’m craving for dinner and these burritos were no different. I’ve had a kabocha squash sitting on my counter for a few days now and these will be the perfect use for it, if I do say so myself. And hopefully there will be a little left over so I can whip up a batch of your mac and cheese for tomorrow night. Orange skin, here I come!


Mindy October 24, 2011

Yay burritos! I cannot believe you haven’t ever made vegan burritos before! They’re one of my staples! So easy to just stuff whatever is around into a tortilla and call it lunch. I usually bust out my bf’s George Foreman grill and grill up some veggies to mix in with salsa, hummus, beans, rice… whatever is in the fridge at the moment. Burritos are so fun. I’m sure this recipe is going to be the start of something great for you :P


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 24, 2011

I think an addiction has started, perhaps :)


Lisa (bakebikeblog) October 24, 2011

oh my goodness – these look AMAZING!


The Hungry Birdie October 24, 2011

You’re right, it was mean posting this before lunch :p I’m sitting (very hungry and bored) in class right now and this looks insaaanely good! I don’t normally add rice to my burritos but I’m tempted to try it now, yummm!


jessie ann james October 24, 2011

looks fantastic! thank you for posting!


Jenny @ Simply October 24, 2011

Love burritos or wraps of any kind and these look delicious. The best burrito I ever ate was a combo of sweet potato, kale, brown rice and a spicy peanut sauce from Choices Market. I need to recreate it again soon!


Ellen Clifford October 24, 2011

Wow, I just want a big bowl of that filling witha side of…a spoon. Looks amazing!


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin October 24, 2011

Oh yum! I actually happen to have all these ingredients on hand right now. I think it must be a sign that I have to make these! ;)


Kimmy October 24, 2011

Oh wow… I just finished supper & am seeing this now and I think I would have completely changed my entire plan based off of the title alone.
I am *so* making this tomorrow =D


Lauren @ Recipes for a Quarterlife October 24, 2011

I love this mexican kick you’ve been on… keep em coming!


nanette October 24, 2011

Yum! I’ve made almost the exact same recipe, but with sweet potatoes and some corn. Instead of sauteing or roasting anything, I just throw it all in my crock pot, and it’s all cooked for me 4-5 hours later!


B'klynHeart October 24, 2011

One thing I love about your website (among the 827 things I love about your website) is how I could have had a completely filling meal (of Butternut Squash Mac ‘n Cheeze no less), pop on the web to check today’s update, and find myself completely desiring that burrito. If the Mac is any indication, this is going to be heavenly, I can’t wait to try this! Thank you (as always) for sharing!


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 24, 2011

heh thank you!!


Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco October 24, 2011

Thank goodness I just got 2 squashes! Hope I see you at Foodbuzz. ;) happy Monday to you, too!


Lacey October 24, 2011

I am making these right now except I tossed the butternut in chili powder and cayenne before roasting. I’ll also be putting some butternut “cheese” sauce on these bad boys…so excited! :-)


Elesha @ Skinnyfat Girls October 24, 2011

You really are mean because now I’m starving and want to eat these now! I might just have to make some. I do have butternut squash just begging to be used.


kaila@ healthy helper blog! October 24, 2011

HOLY DELICIOUSNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEST COMBO EVER!!! The only thing I would add to this is to grill it for a nice crispy tortilla!!! I LOVE WRAPS!


Maggie October 24, 2011

Every single recipe you’ve been making so far looks perfect. I need to start making these recent ones. Thank you!!!


Suzanne October 24, 2011

So I packed my healthy salad in preparation for lunch tomorrow at work (I was pretty excited and proud of it at the time) and now I want a burrito for lunch instead! Gee thanks Angela! :p


Liz @ iheartvegetables October 24, 2011

I LOVE the idea of using that as a salad topper! And I’ve been trying to find a new way to use the butternut squash I Have!


crookedmoonmama October 24, 2011

You’re funny! :)
~Burrito Love~


Marijke October 25, 2011

These look positively sensational! I’m definitely going to be making these this weekend!


Katrina October 25, 2011

These are insanely yummy looking!


The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh October 25, 2011

That looks so yummy and filling! I know what ingredients I’m picking up at the grocery store this weekend!


Molly @ RDexposed October 25, 2011

You say avocado. I say, where??


Kristina @ Love and Zest October 25, 2011

Whoa, whoa this is my kinda meal! Thank you for the inspiration!


Squash Blossom Babies October 25, 2011

Oh fantastic! I make black bean and sweet potato burritos but have never thought to use butternut squash! Thanks for the inspiration!


AGS October 25, 2011

We had burritos last night, thanks to your inspiration. Tweaked a bit, of course. . . it was a fun meal!


Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) October 25, 2011

These look so delicious–the colors are also beautiful. Talk about eating with your eyes, I wish I could grab these right from the screen. And I’m already trying to figure out what I need to get to make them for dinner tonight :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 25, 2011

Thanks Laura! I love colourful food too :)


Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner October 25, 2011

That is absolutely GORGEOUS! :D


MaDeja October 25, 2011

Hi Angela, would you consider making hot chocolate. I’ve come across many recipes lately, but none that interests me. A cup of creamy hot chocolate will compliment the cool weather. Thank you.


Renee October 25, 2011

Thanks to your recipes, butternut squash is my new favorite add in and vegetable! I actually added it into your avocado pasta that I made last night! :-) thank you!


galit October 25, 2011

I’m totally feeling the burrito loving (I <3 burritos, black beans and butternut squash)…


Sonia (the Mexigarian) October 25, 2011

This just upped my Mexican food craving. It’s comfort food for me :)


Lauren October 25, 2011

I made some pretty basic black bean and sweet potato burritos once but I never made them a second time despite what a hit they were! Guess I better find that recipe, thanks for the inspiration!


Kathy October 25, 2011

That’s it. Time to go find some healthy tortillas/wraps in my local store.
Too bad all I’ve found are white, “wheat”, and corn (the wheat and corn aren’t even whole grain), and that that aisle has an odd smell…
But once I find them, these will be one of the first recipes I’m trying!


Randi October 25, 2011

Made it for supper tonight – absolutely delicious!!! Thanks for a great recipe.


Sophie @ LoveLiveAndLearn October 25, 2011

Mmm I love butternut squash, I have one in my fridge at this very moment :-)
Your recipes sound delicious and your photos are beautiful!
Definitely going to take some ideas from this to cook up a dinner later this week!


stacey October 25, 2011

i made these tonight.. oh squash goodness!! thanks again for a great recipe :)


Katie @ BloomEveryday October 25, 2011

This looks so great! I love black bean and orange veggies mixed with it!

– Katie
Check us out sometime @! :) Can’t wait to share some recipes with you.


Emily C October 26, 2011

I ate this tonight… it is sooo freaking good, I want to make it every night for a month!!!


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