Pumpkin and Black Bean Burritos

Pumpkin and Black Bean Burrito

I had some pumpkin puree that needed to be used and I was in the mood for some texmex flavours. A while ago I made some Sweet Potatoes and Black Bean Enchiladas that I enjoyed and I thought that pumpkin would do really well in a similar dish. I decided to go with burritos rather than enchiladas this time. With the pumpkin puree already made the dish was pretty quick to make. The natural sweetness of the pumpkin went really well with the texmex spiciness. I topped the burritos with salsa, sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese.

1 tablespoon oil
1 onion (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin (ground)
1 can beans (black or kidney, drained and rinsed)
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (chopped)
2 tablespoons cilantro (chopped)
6 tortillas

1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
3. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30-60 seconds.
4. Add the chili powder, and cumin and saute for about a minute.
5. Add the beans, water, oregano, salt and pepper and cook until most water has evaporated.
6. Remove the beans from the heat and mash half of them with a fork.
7. Mix the pumpkin puree, chipotle peppers and cilantro and warm in the microwave.
8. Place some of the pumpkin mixture and some of the bean mixture and into a tortilla and wrap it.
9. Top with salsa, shredded cheese, sour cream etc.

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Peter M said...

Bang up job Kevin. I'm thrilled when I see a filling and veg. meal!

tigerfish said...

That's a healthy looking burrito!

Cara said...

I've made these too! yours look much better though... I pureed my pumpkin and blackbeans together, but I think it would be better with the texture of the whole beans as you've done!

Proud Italian Cook said...

pumpkin burrito! who would have thought? I bet it tasted as good as it looks!!!

Lydia Hamre said...

oh my, what a nice idea!

Lunch Buckets said...

Great sounding combination!

canarygirl said...

Lord have mercy on my love handles...this looks fantastic!!! You, Elly and me all made Tex-Mex stuff yesterday! What a funny coincidence! lol Awesome, awesome job, Kevin. :)

javagirlkt's cookin' said...

This sounds REALLY, really delicious :) Sweet potato and black bean go together well, I bet pumpkin was just as good.

Valli said...

Way to go Kevin!!! Things just getter better and better on your blog with your creativity!

Deborah said...

Your food is always so creative!!

tintin said...

ohhhhh I love both pumpkin and black beans!! that looks yummmy

Pam said...

I've made a pumpkin black bean soup before, what a great idea to use those ingredients to make a burrito!

Coffee & Vanilla said...

Another dish that is going to my bookmarks! Thank you for sharing. I love burritos... coriander and black beans!


Samantha said...

I made these for my meat eater boyfriend and I for my birthday (just got done eating them actually). I love texmex food (moved to the Toronto area from Arizona last year) and miss it so badly up here, it was awesome! I didn't have the chilies but I just upped the chili powder a bit. The slightly sweet and creamy contrasted beautifully with the spicy beans in my opinion. My boyfriend wasn't quite as thrilled about the pumpkin so just had beans in the ones after the first one. I served it with your recipe for lime cilantro rice. The rice had a bit too much cilantro for our tastes but it was good, I'd make it again with a little less. I made it with the mango guacamole from http://whatscooking.us/2009/06/03/mango-guacamole/ and it was so good. Thanks for helping make my birthday great!

Patrick Belardo said...

This was very good, although it only made enough for about 3 burritos. We're big eaters I guess.

Monica said...

I just discovered your blog while searching for pumpkin enchiladas - LOVE it! Beautiful photo. This recipe inspired my latest enchilada creation (pumpkin and black bean enchiladas with mole) - I hope you don't mind, but I linked to you on my blog. Thanks for the inspirado! Keep spreading the enchilada love!

Claire said...

I made these tonight, so delicious! And I made double quantity of the beans, so I'm going back for another, right now! :-)

Aimee said...

I was looking for a black bean/pumpkin recipe and found yours....made it tonight and it was delicious!

SteffieB said...

Thank you for the inspiration!!

Stephanie said...

Hi Kevin,
New to your totally awesome blog, which I found when searching for a new burrito recipe. This will def fit the bill. But I always struggle with the "go withs" -- what would you serve with this (I'll no doubt be adding avocado as well)?

Kevin said...

Stephanie: Avocado would go great with these, or even a nice and simple avocado and tomato salsa or even a guacamole.

Shayna said...

So I just discovered your blog via this recipe, which I made last night (with sweet potato). SUPERB recipe! I just scanned through a few pages of your blog and am super excited to try out some other recipes. Oh, and I grew up making gnocchis and never knew a gnocchi board existed. Ha. We just always used our fingers to create a little fold. I'm totally adding that to my wishlist. :)

SunCearRaye said...

This sounds great! And I also love the idea of using sweet potato as someone else mentioned. I just used this recipe in one of my Meatless Monday suggestion blog posts. Hope you don't mind that I used your photo. http://theconsciouschick.com/


Anonymous said...

Brilliant as per usual. What an amazing blog!

Leah said...

Excellent recipe, and a nice change from my usual corn-and-black bean burritos/tacos. The cilantro and chipotle really go well with the pumpkin. I had to modify this a little for Japan (used imported chipotle chili powder for the pepper) and pureed my own squash, but even so, fantastic!

Shannon Treybig said...

Hi Kevin - I can't wait to try your amazing recipes! What is your preferred tortilla for all your burritos?

Kevin Lynch said...

Shannon Treybig: I normally go for 8-10 inch flour tortillas for burritos.

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