The best burrito recipe out there has so much flavor that it makes you say WOW this is really good. So what exactly is in the best burrito recipe? It’s packed with black beans, potatoes, rice, veggies, and an insanely flavorful chipotle sauce. So let’s get to it!

The Best Burrito Recipe

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5 from 4 votes

DIFFICULTY / TIME

Easy / 50 minutes

POSTED ON

March 17, 2021

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There are tons of burrito recipes out there. And most of them are filled with meat. There is nothing wrong with meat. I personally like to experiment and make recipes with veggies to give you plenty of options.

When I look online for veggie burrito recipes, I often am uninspired. The recipes typically consist of black beans, white rice, and sautéed peppers. So that’s why I got an itch to try and make something different.

THE SAUCE IS WHERE IT’S AT

As I’ve shared in many recipes before, the sauce is often where it’s at. When we have an insanely flavorful sauce or dressing that compliments a dish beautifully, my friends we are in business.

And this chipotle sauce along with the veggie burrito filling is what makes this the best burrito recipe. The chipotle sauce is creamy, spicy, and mmmmm so damn good.

The kick for this sauce is chipotle chilis in adobo sauce. They are so worth having on hand. You can also use the chipotle chilis in many other recipes. And you wouldn’t even know that the creaminess of the sauce comes from cashews.

MEAL PREP AND REHEAT IN 10 MINUTES

The brilliant thing about burrito recipes and this best burrito recipe in particular is that you can make the burrito filling ahead of time on the weekend. Then, prepare the burrito literally in minutes and reheat in the oven for 10 minutes.

This best burrito recipe makes for an outstanding quick lunch or dinner option.

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST BURRITO RECIPE

Cook rice in a rice cooker or pan. Set aside.

Bring a pot of water to boil and add the cubed potatoes and a pinch of salt. Reduce to medium heat and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and drain the water. Set aside.

While the potatoes are cooking, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium pan on medium heat. Add the oil, onion, and garlic and cook for a minute. Give it a stir.

Add the chopped tomato, chipotle chili, tomato paste and cook for another 2 minutes.

Add in the water, black beans, and remaining bean ingredients. Bring to a boil then cook for 20 minutes. Set aside.

The Best Burrito Recipe

In a medium frying pan, add 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 of an onion chopped. Add in the boiled potatoes and remaining potato ingredients. Sauté for 5 minutes until lightly brown. Set aside.

The Best Burrito Recipe

Place all in the blender chipotle sauce ingredients in the blender. Blend until smooth.

The Best Burrito Recipe

For serving, place in a tortilla – lettuce, rice, beans, potatoes, chopped cabbage, cilantro, and a spoonful of our homemade chipotle sauce.

The Best Burrito Recipe

Slice the tortilla in half and optional to place the burrito in the oven to cook for 10 minutes until lightly brown. Serve with our homemade chipotle sauce. You can also eat this burrito without cooking it in the oven. I like when the tortilla is a little cooked on the outside.

The Best Burrito Recipe

More Easy Meal Ideas

If you liked this recipe, you’ll love my salad recipe for lunch that also uses chipotle chilis in adobo sauce for the flavorful salad dressing. The salad is easy to make with chopped veggies, greens, and tortilla chips for a nice little crunch.

The Best Burrito Recipe

5 from 4 votes
The best burrito recipe out there has so much flavor that it makes you say WOW this is really good. So what exactly is in the best burrito recipe? It's packed with black beans, potatoes, rice, veggies, and an insanely flavorful chipotle sauce. So let’s get to it!
GUIDE
Course Main Course
Cuisine healthy
Servings 4
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
INGREDIENTS

Ingredients

Potatoes

  • 3 potatoes cubed 
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1/4 onion chopped
  • 2 clove garlic sliced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Beans (or you can simply use 1 cup of black beans)

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon onion diced
  • 1 1/2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Chipotle Sauce

  • 1/4 cup cashew soak for 5 minutes in warm water
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon coconut milk or almond milk unsweetened
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce

For serving

  • 4 tortillas
  • Salad greens
  • 1 cup white rice (will make 2 cups)
  • Red cabbage thinly sliced
  • Cilantro / coriander
INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions

  • Cook rice in a rice cooker or pan. Set aside.
  • Bring a pot of water to boil and add the cubed potatoes and a pinch of salt. Reduce to medium heat and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and drain the water. Set aside.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium pan on medium heat. Add the oil, onion, and garlic and cook for a minute. Give it a stir.
  • Add the chopped tomato, chipotle chili, tomato paste and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Add in the water, black beans, and remaining bean ingredients. Bring to a boil then cook for 20 minutes. Set aside.
  • In a medium frying pan, add 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 of an onion chopped. Add in the boiled potatoes and remaining potato ingredients. Sauté for 5 minutes until lightly brown. Set aside.
  • Place all in the blender chipotle sauce ingredients in the blender. Blend until smooth.
  • For serving, place in a tortilla - lettuce, rice, beans, potatoes, chopped cabbage, cilantro, and a spoonful of our homemade chipotle sauce.
  • Slice the tortilla in half and optional to place the burrito in the oven to cook for 10 minutes until lightly brown. Serve with our homemade chipotle sauce.
NOTES

Notes

You can eat this burrito without heating it in the oven. Personally, I like when the tortilla is a little cooked on the outside.
You can simplify this recipe by using 1 cup of black beans and not adding in all of the spices and bean ingredients. This option is still flavorful because our homemade chipotle sauce that we will later add to the burrito has lots of flavor. 
NUTRITION FACTS
Calories: 653calCarbohydrates: 101gProtein: 15gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 9gSodium: 1089mgPotassium: 1161mgFiber: 11gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1114IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 124mgIron: 6mg
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