Recipe: My Favorite Vegan Burrito

I crave Mexican food. Frequently. This past weekend it got to me. I had to make something. Burritos. Covered in “cheese” sauce…sigh. There is something so comforting about the warmth and texture of Mexican food. Well, this is my take on a favorite that i didn’t know was a favorite until I started craving it this week 🙂 Enjoy!

Vegan Burritos

This is the full set - it's only 2, but it's about 4 servings. Seriously, they're filling, take it easy 🙂


  • 1 12 ounce can Black-refried beans
  • 1 bag Gardein chicken strips (you can try a different kind of protein if you like, this was what I used because it is what I had on hand)
  • 1 box Spanish Rice (I use Zatarains – it’s vegan 🙂 )
  • Whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 cups Romaine lettuce
  • 3 Tomatos (I use roma)
  • 2 Avocados
  • My nacho cheese sauce (you’ll only end up using part of the recipe, just fyi)

Assembly directions:

  • In a glass container (I use cornel shown above)
  • Put some of the nacho cheese in the bottom
  • Warm a tortilla and layer it with: black refried beans, spanish rice, “chicken”, romaine lettuce, avocado, tomato.
  • Fold and place in container.
  • Repeat until container is full
  • Cover with cheese sauce and let set for 5-10 minutes
  • I cut one in half for a serving and that is a LOT of food – so be careful. I accompany it with chips and salsa, as well as some of my avocado sauce.

Single serving with avocado sauce and tortilla chips 🙂

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