Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tangy Bean and Fruit Burritos

I went for a variation of yesterday's fruit theme for tonight's dinner. I love the tangy zing of tomatillos, and combined them with mango and peach. Pinto beans help mellow out the fruit, and the spices round out the flavours. This is a simple recipe and is packed with all sorts of summery goodness.

Makes 4 large burritos
- 1 tsp oil
- 1/2 sweet onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 tomatillos, chopped
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 mango, peeled and chopped
- 1 peach, skinned and chopped
- water

1. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook onions for 5 mins, until soft. Add garlic and tomatillos to the pan with a splash of water. Cook for 7-10 mins, until tomatillos cook down and begin to form a thick sauce. Add spices and mix well.
2. Add beans and mango and cook for 5 mins. Add water, if needed. Add peach and cook for 1 min.
3. Wrap in warmed flour tortillas. Serve with guacamole and sour cream, if desired.


The Voracious Vegan said...

Now I'm really impressed, those look delicious! Such an inventive tasty idea.

shelby said...

Mmmm...this reminds me of my favorite peach-mango salsa. The perfect combination!

jennycestcake said...

Quick, easy, and yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

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Janet said...

Ooh I can't wait to try this one!

Bianca said...

I love to mix fruity stuff with savory spices. Such a great combo, and you get lots of food groups in one dish!

Vegan Dad said...

I will warn everyone that the combination of beans and fruit has a very (*ahem*) salutary effect on the bowels. So if you are feeling at all bacjed, this dish alone could solve your problems.

VeganLinda said...

We will try this tonight! BTW, we finally got around to making your creamy mac and cheeze for a potluck the other day...all the omnis were clamoring for the recipe! Yum!

Vegan Dad said...

Oooooo . . . I love a good clamour! In your face, cheese!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

The fruit is a great idea. I've had fruity salsa, but hadn't thought to add fruit as a filling for burritos.

Maggie said...

I got purple tomatillos in my CSA share today! I've never seen such a thing before, and they're gorgeous.

Sadly, I only got a couple of them, and they're tiny, so that foils my plan for bright purple salsa.

melanie said...

where do you get your tomatillos here in ontario?
i can't find them in the stores here...i found canned tomatillos in a little mexican grocery once, but that's it.

Vegan Dad said...

I can't get tomatillos in Ontario (boo!). I am taking advantage of the fact that I am not in ON right now to buy and eat some. The best I can do is the PC salsa verde.

Anonymous said...

melanie and vegan dad,

If you sometimes cross the border to la belle Province, La Costena products are quite easy to find there (they have any Mexican ingredient that can be put in a can, including tomatillos). I guess with a little good will your supermarket could get them.

Katherine said...

You don't say when to put the garlic in..do you put it in with the onion? Also, you add the mangos twice in the recipe.

This turned out quite good! The cinnamon is interesting with the fruit - almost a pie sort of thing, with beans. ;)

Vegan Dad said...

thanks, I made the changes above. never write recipes while tired!