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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

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

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