Yield: 6

Simple Black Bean and Barley Vegetarian Burritos

Simple Black Bean and Barley Vegetarian Burritos

Put together a batch of these bean and barley burritos for a few days' worth of heart-healthy, grab-and-go vegetarian meals. Being prepared can help you get closer to a cholesterol-friendly diet. When you're prepared you're less likely to choose unhealthier fare or order something in. Instead, you'll enjoy a delicious meal with ingredients you're familiar with.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 1/2 cup barley, dry
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dry garlic
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans
  • 6 large whole wheat tortillas (9 or 10 inches across)
  • avocado, salsa, shredded cheddar, or sour cream, for garnish and dipping, optional


1. Prepare barley according to package instructions.

2. While barley is cooking, heat up olive oil in a medium-sized pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, pepper flakes, cumin, salt, tomato paste, carrot, and black beans. Stir together and let heat for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and mash the mixture slightly with a fork.

3. Once barley is ready, place each tortilla on a separate plate. Divide the barley and black bean mixture into six parts and arrange them towards the middle of each tortilla.

4. Wrap your burritos.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 408Total Fat 10gCarbohydrates 68gProtein 14g



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