nutritional information

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 620
  • Protein: 39 g
  • Total Fat: 34 g
  • Saturated Fat: 15 g
  • Carbohydrates: 44 g
  • Cholesterol: 50 mg
  • Sodium: 1440 mg
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugar: 2 g

Mega Veggie Burrito

Mega Veggie Burrito

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

These veggie-filled burritos become a hearty lunch entrée, and they pair nicely with sliced melons and strawberries. For a complementary starter, whip up a tomato-rich gazpacho in summer, or offer a thick cheddar cheese soup in cold weather.
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 8 oz. seitan, thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup corn kernels
  • ½ cup diced mushrooms
  • 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 4 tomatillos, diced, optional
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 Tbs. taco seasoning or chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 jalapeño chili, minced, optional
  • 4 10-inch-round flour tortillas
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced

1. Preheat broiler.

2. Heat large skillet over medium heat, and add oil. When hot, place seitan slices in oil, and sauté 2 to 3 minutes. Add corn, mushrooms, green pepper, tomatillos, if using, salsa, taco seasoning, cumin, and salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in coriander leaves, and remove from heat.

3. Meanwhile, sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese and one-quarter amount of jalapeño, if using, on tortilla, and broil until cheese melts and bubbles. Remove from broiler, spoon on seitan mixture, sprinkle with one-quarter avocado and wrap. Repeat with remaining ingredients until used up. Serve while hot.

May 2003

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Yes, this recipe can easily be made into a healthy recipe. You can substitute the regular cheddar cheese for any type of vegan cheese, such as almond cheese and rice cheese. You can also make your own refried beans for 0mg sodium and fat. Just buy a can of beans with no salt added (SunVista) and crush or blend them yourself. I hope this recipe is just a guideline for ideas. Remember guys always think outside of the can for healthy and delicious food. Making your own ingredients (like the refried beans) is the key! Stay healthy. :)

Tom - 2011-02-22 20:37:07

For recipes that are easily made vegan like this one, it would be great if VT could provide alternate nutritional info without the cheese, because I'm sure that the 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese is the main source of the massive amount of cholesterol and saturated fat in this recipe.

Maggie - 2011-01-20 12:30:09

WOW! That's a megaload of sodium per serving. The fat and cholesterol are also quite high. There's got to be a way to tweak the recipe before you printed it. Does it really need 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese per person? Are you really serious about adding cheddar cheese soup as a starter?

sheila - 2011-01-10 22:12:57

big deal! Looks delicious, Thanks for posting. Will make it tonight for dinner. It will still be healthier than a take-out. If you are REALLY that concerned, substitute it based on your preference. Thanks again :)

Love Food - 2011-10-03 13:48:57