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Black Bean-and-Plantain Burritos

Mari Kermit-Canfield lives in Bloomington, Ind., where she loves to cook up veggie meals. We went bananas for her Caribbean fusion burritos. Top each burrito with a dollop of store-bought mango salsa, or try Mari's own recipe, which can be found at



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1 Tbs. olive oil
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½ red onion, diced
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1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
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2 very ripe plantains, peeled and diced
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1 14-oz. can organic black beans, rinsed and drained
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¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
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1 green onion, finely chopped
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2 Tbs. ground cumin
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1 Tbs. hot sauce (habanero or cayenne is best)
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1½ tsp. adobo seasoning, such as Goya
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1 tsp. ground coriander
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½ tsp. ground black pepper
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8 corn tortillas
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1 cup grated Cheddar cheese


1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add red onion and garlic, and sauté until browned. Stir in plantains, and cook 5 minutes.

2. Add black beans, cilantro, green onion, cumin, hot sauce, adobo seasoning, coriander, and pepper; cook 5 more minutes.

3. Spoon filling into warmed corn tortillas; top with cheese and mango salsa, if desired; roll up; and serve.

Nutrition Information: 

9 g
Total Fat: 
8 g
Saturated Fat: 
3 g
39 g
15 mg
507 mg
6 g
7 g
Makes 8 Burritos

Comments on this Recipe

It was a wonderful combination of sweet plantain with beans. I am a super fan of cilantro and I could not eath enough of this nutritious dish. Thank you!

Very tasty recipe! Left out the adobo seasoning because I didn't have any on hand.

These seem like tacos, not burritos. But the Recipe is greatly enticing! Definitely trying this my next meal.