Beans and Greens Breakfast Burrito

This burrito recipe is full of beneficial vitamins and nutrients that can help you start the day off right. The burritos are easy to assemble once the filling is prepared and great to stick in the freezer for an easy breakfast on the go. 

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4 large or 8 small whole-wheat-flour tortillas
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp olive oil
1 bunch kale (about 1 lb), roughly chopped
2 cups cooked or canned black beans, drained, liquid reserved
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 tbsp chili powder
salt and pepper, to taste
juice of 1 lime
hot sauce (optional)

1. Heat the oven to 300°F. Stack the tortillas and roll them up in a sheet of foil. Put them in the oven to warm while you cook the filling.

 

2. Put the pumpkin seeds in a large skillet over medium heat. When they have puffed and browned a bit, add the oil, kale, beans, and scallions. Sprinkle with the chili powder and salt and pepper.

 

3. Mash the black beans with a fork or potato masher and add a spoonful of the reserved liquid if the mixture seems dry. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat and season with the lime juice. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

 

4. To roll each burrito, lay a tortilla on a flat surface and put 1⁄4 of the filling (or 1/8 if you’re using small tortillas) on the tortilla. Season with some hot sauce, if desired.

 

5. Fold the tortilla over from the bottom to cover the beans and greens, then fold in the 2 sides to fully enclose them; finish rolling and put the burrito seam side down on a plate.

 

6. You can wrap them individually and refrigerate or freeze them at this point. Reheat in the microwave as needed.

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