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Hearty Egg Burritos

4 servings


  • 3 green onions
  • 1 medium red or green bell pepper
  • 1 medium clove garlic
  • 2 ounces low fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 (15½ ounce) can black beans, no salt added
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Non stick cooking spray
  • 4 (8 inch) whole wheat flour tortillas

Optional Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
Hearty Egg Burritos


  1. Rinse green onions and bell pepper. Peel garlic clove.
  2. Slice green onions. Remove core and dice bell pepper. Mince garlic.
  3. If using fresh cilantro, rinse and chop leaves now.
  4. Grate cheese.
  5. In a colander, drain and rinse beans.
  6. In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add beans, green onions, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook until peppers are soft, about 3 minutes. Add ½ teaspoon ground cumin and black pepper. Transfer mixture to a plate.
  7. In a small bowl, crack eggs. Add remaining ¼ teaspoon cumin. Beat mixture lightly with a fork.
  8. Wipe out skillet with a paper towel. Coat with non stick cooking spray. Heat at medium low. Add egg mixture. Cook, stirring occasionally, until eggs are as firm as you like, about 3-5 minutes. If using cilantro, add now.
  9. Spoon egg mixture into the center of each tortilla, dividing evenly. Add beans and veggies. Sprinkle cheese on top. If using yogurt, add a dollop to each tortilla.
  10. Fold tortilla over mixture and serve.

Chef’s notes:

  • Add color and flavor with a fresh salsa. Mix chopped fresh or canned tomatoes, chopped onion, and chopped cilantro. Add a pinch of ground cumin for heat.
  • For a different flavor, use Monterey Jack or Colby cheese instead of cheddar
  • Compare labels for sodium/ saturated fat and look for no trans fat when selecting whole wheat tortillas.
  • Steam, sauté, or grill a mix of veggies. Add to burritos.
  • If you double the recipe, do not double cumin.
  • Use 1 Tablespoon dried cilantro instead of fresh cilantro, if you like.
  • Burritos can be frozen for up to one week. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, cover with aluminum foil, and freeze. To reheat, remove foil and plastic. Microwave 1½-2 minutes, turning as needed. Or, remove plastic wrap and re-cover in aluminum foil. Heat in a toaster oven or regular oven at 300 F for about 6 minutes.

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