Slow Cooker Budget Bean Burritos

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!

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 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.

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 cooker and let it simmer away resulting in a cheap and easy healthy, vegan meal!

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.

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 cooker and let it simmer away resulting in a cheap and easy healthy, vegan meal!

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.

Lynne with Newark Castle in the background, Selkirk.

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!

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 cooker and let it simmer away resulting in a cheap and easy healthy, vegan meal!

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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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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.

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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 cooker and let it simmer away resulting in a cheap and easy healthy, vegan meal!
Slow Cooker Budget Bean Burritos
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 15 mins
 
Slow cooker budget bean burritos are the perfect recipe for feeding the family and letting you get on with other things in the meantime.
Course: Dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 285 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients, except the tortillas into the slow cooker. Stir well and cover.
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours until most of the liquid has been absorbed by the rice.
  3. 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.

Recipe Notes

*If not available you could use Black Beans or equivalent

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Budget Bean Burritos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 245
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.2g 42%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Monounsaturated Fat 8.7g
Sodium 1082.8mg 45%
Total Carbohydrates 126.2g 42%
Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
Sugars 11.2g
Protein 15.4g 31%
Vitamin A 23%
Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 5%
Iron 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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!

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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Comments

  1. I do love burritos! Normally I opt for chicken or steak, but you’ve convinced me to give the simple bean burrito a try. (I say simple, but there are so many flavors in there.) Using the slow cooker to make the filling is a great idea as it helps get the flavors all mixed together. I could be on board with one of these bean burritos…especially on a cold day! Sounds delicious, Neil! 🙂
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I do love a chicken or steak burrito too David. In fact now that you’ve mentioned them, I think I’d like one of those fillings pretty soon! Ha ha.

      Glad you like these, and thanks always for taking the time to comment. 🙂

  2. Ben|Havocinthekitchen says:

    I rarerly eat Mexican food (as it’s a bit heavy for me), but I always like the bean part here. I would say bean burritos would be the first consideration if I wanted this kind of food. Thus, this sounds and looks delicious! P.S. Happy belated birthday!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I wasn’t always a great fan of Mexican food Ben. But since one of my food hero’s, Rick Stein, did a series on the BBC recently where he toured around Mexico and tasted lots of recipes, I’ve kind of been more into it! Hope you enjoyed your birthday too! 🙂

  3. O I love it! Easy in the slow cooker and who doesn’t love a good burrito!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      A fantastic recipe for the slow cooker and vegan too, Rebecca. Thought you would like it. Thanks!! 🙂

  4. Sounds delicious!
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  5. Lovely! I could eat this for breakfast and lunch every day! I just love all of the ingredients!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I tried to keep it as simple as possibe but with plenty of delicious and healthy ingredients. Glad you approve Mimi. Thank you! 🙂

  6. I won’t miss the meat in this one bit – and, I might just forgo the burritos and eat this up with a spoon – hold the bowl – I’ll dig right into the slow cooker! 🙂
    By the way – that was some bone chilling! So awesome y’all had this to hunker down with afterwards.
    Hoping this week is going well for you and Lady Lynne! I am doing a bit of travelling over the next few days so will go ahead and tell ya have a wonderful weekend!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      So many wonderful comments about this recipe, including yours, thanks Shashi!

      But you’re totally right that we needed this on completing our walk that day. This was substantial enough to heat us right up, from head to toe.

      Enjoy your travelling, I hope to read all about it on your blog. Have a great weekend too! 😀

  7. This is very timely as I just got myself a new slow cooker. Can’t wait to try making these burritos. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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