nutritional information

Per Burrito:

  • Calories: 256
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Total Fat: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39 g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg
  • Sodium: 507 mg
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugar: 7 g

Black Bean-and-Plantain Burritos

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

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.

January 2009

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

Drew - 2014-08-17 08:54:39

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

Mers - 2013-03-06 03:47:53

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!

Sara Smith - 2012-08-24 16:49:21