Slow cooker budget bean burritos are the perfect recipe for feeding the family and letting you get on with other things in the meantime. Delicious and full of flavor just add all the ingredients into your slow cooker and let it simmer away resulting in a cheap and easy healthy, vegan meal!
Folks, I know I always start off my recipe post by telling you just how much I think you’ll love that particular recipe, but today’s slow cooker budget bean burritos really are something else!
You see not only is this a wonderfully easy and filling family recipe but it doesn’t break the bank either.
Here, instead of chicken or steak which is what American burritos normally consist of, I’ve opted to use the more simple, traditional Mexican burritos filling made of beans thus saving us all some pennies.
Actually to be honest Mexican burritos do often contain beans (mainly refried beans) and some meat, but when you make and taste these meat free vegan burritos I think you’ll agree that we don’t need meat to make a perfect Mexican burritos recipe.
I’ve used the minimum amount of ingredients in this slow cooker budget bean burritos recipe. Just enough so that it still maintains its authentic Mexican flavour but also to make sure that as per the title, it’s still a “budget” recipe!
Rather than several different kinds of tins of beans I’ve used a tin of Mexican style mixed beans which my local supermarket just so conveniently happened to start stocking as a NEW product. In fact that was what originally give me the idea for this budget recipe. If you can’t get a similar tin of Mexican style mixed beans, any other beans like black beans will do.
What I was also trying to figure out recipe wise was what we could have simmering away in my slow cooker whilst we were out and about hiking the hills of the Scottish Southern Uplands, which we did back at the end of February when we stayed once again at Broadmeadows House.
It was a cold day in the hills (about -4°C) but it was also a clear crisp and bright day, with wall to wall blue skies. We walked about 7 miles in total and saw spectacular sights, like this old ruin, Newark Castle.
On our return to our accommodation in Broadmeadows House we were greeted with the amazing aroma coming from this slow cooker budget bean burrito bubbling away happily in the cooker.
These went down well and I recommend to anyone, if you don’t have a slow cooker then you want to think about purchasing one!
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This is the slow cooker I use. As you can see it’s relatively inexpensive and its perfect for meals of up to 4 people!
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Slow Cooker Budget Bean Burritos Recipe
Folks, if you loved this burritos dinner recipe and want more burritos (let’s face it who doesn’t?) then do check back in two weeks (or better still subscribe to be sure you don’t miss it – details at bottom of this post) for a sensational meaty breakfast burritos recipe coming your way.
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
- 2 tins chopped tomatoes
- 3 tbsp salsa sauce
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp hot chilli powder
- 1 tin Mexican style bean mix*
- 150 g brown rice
- 100 g frozen sweetcorn
- 150 ml vegetable stock
- 8 corn flour tortillas
- Place all ingredients, except the tortillas into the slow cooker. Stir well and cover.
- Cook on low for 6 hours until most of the liquid has been absorbed by the rice.
Lay out a tortilla. Place mixture in the centre. Pull the bottom half over to meet the top half. Fold the left side in, then the right side then tightly roll your tortilla until you have perfect beautiful burrito. Just like in this slow cooker sweet potato and vegetable curry post.
*If not available you could use Black Beans or equivalent
Another delicious slow cooker vegan recipe you might like to try is my Slow Cooker Sweet Potato and Vegetable Curry. If you’re making that one then as the curry is bubbling away you should definitely make these Home Made Naan Breads to go with it!
OK so what’s being dished up next week? Well Tuesday there’s a new family pasta bake dish, a special Creamy Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Pasta Bake and on Thursday a new curry.
The curry on Thursday is an Easy Chicken Sharabi Curry which I learnt to make at an Indian cookery class I attended. I just tweaked it to be much more healthy, and easier to make.
Hope you can join me then. In the meantime have an amazing weekend! 😀
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