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I am not a big entertainer, but I do love getting together with family and friends. My family, especially, really likes to spend a lot of time together. I would have them over once a week if it was up to me!! But since baby #3 came along, it is definitely harder to plan things, and more specifically, to actually follow through and get things done. It’s crazy how much I was scrambling at Thanksgiving and Christmas, just to get a couple of dishes done to contribute to the meal.

I have had my mind on the Super Bowl lately – it is just around the corner – and have been really wanting to throw a super bowl party. The truth of the matter is that although I’m not the biggest football fan, I love the excuse I have to make a bunch of food and to get everyone together. But then when I think of how hard it has been to even get dinner on the table with 3 small children, I start to think that a super bowl party may not be the best idea.
 
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That is, unless I can do things ahead of time, and make the day of the big game that much easier. I love the wings and potato skins and jalepeno poppers that you get at a super bowl party, but I’m thinking it would be fun to provide something a little more substantial.

These burritos are the perfect make ahead meal. Then on party day, you just need to pull them out of the refrigerator or freezer, heat them up, and throw together the salsa. And speaking of the salsa – this stuff is amazing. Made with Avocados from Mexico and fresh pineapple, it’s sweet and a little spicy and goes so well with these burritos. Or with tortilla chips. Or just by the spoonful.

And now I’m thinking that maybe I want to pretend the super bowl is tomorrow – just so I can invite my family over to enjoy some more of these burritos!!
 
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Chicken and Black Bean Burritos with Avocado Pineapple Salsa
 
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Add a bit of flair to chicken and black bean burritos with a sweet and spicy avocado pineapple salsa.
Serves: 8 burritos
Ingredients
Burritos:
  • 1 lb chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained
  • 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1½ cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Salsa:
  • ½ cup red onion, diced
  • 1 jalepeno, diced
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 cups pineapple, chopped
  • 2 Avocados from Mexico , chopped
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, garlic powder, chili powder and black beans; mix. On a work surface, lay out a tortilla and fill with the chicken mixture. Top with cheese and roll up.
  2. If making ahead, cover burritos and refrigerate or freeze until needed. When ready to serve, place in a 350F oven until warmed through.
  3. To make the salsa, combine all the ingredients and mix well. Serve over the burritos.

 
Want some more Avocados From Mexico love?

Fried Avocado Tacos from FoodieCrush
Portobello and Poblano Fajitas from Cookie and Kate
Easy Slow Cooker Chili with Avocado Salsa from Taste and Tell
Carne Asado Tacos from Muy Bueno Cookbook

 
 

*I am in a working partnership with Avocados from Mexico and Muy Bueno and was compensated for recipe development. But as always, all opinions are my own.*

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25 Responses to Chicken and Black Bean Burritos with Avocado Pineapple Salsa

  1. Rosa says:

    Scrumptious! Both the salsa and the burritos sound ammazing.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. leslie says:

    I’m not a big entertainer either….except for all the big holidays, which I host.
    Love these!! I love pairing avocado with fruit for salsas!

  3. The avocado pineapple salsa looks so good! I’m afraid I would be able to just eat that by the spoonful. Never mind putting it on top of these delicious looking burritos. :)

  4. This looks amazing, Deborah! Love this salsa on these burritos, too!

  5. Ooooo, these burritos have all of my favorite things. Yummy!!

  6. Kristy says:

    This looks so good Deborah. Loving that avocado pineapple salsa!

  7. Yep, another winner, winner, chicken dinner!!

  8. This looks like my kind of meal Deborah!

  9. carrian says:

    oh freaking heck! That is deliciousness!!!! PINNING IT!!

  10. Kristy says:

    These look great Deborah! I love make ahead meals for the week. I can see this salsa becoming a favorite for us too. :)

  11. Spicy. Pineapple. Avocado. Salsa.
    DONE! That’s all I needed to read. This sounds amazing.

    I’m not a big pro-football fan, but love an excuse to get together.

  12. That Avocado Pineapple Salsa sounds amazing! I made a cucumber-avo salsa-ish spread last week and I love pineapple. I need to try that next time!

  13. Love these burritos, Deborah! That salsa sounds fab!

  14. holy moly. this is happening for dinner very soon.

  15. Donna says:

    These are calling my name!

  16. Joanne says:

    Now that I actually have someone in my life who watches football, I’m trying to figure out what to do for Superbowl food also! These burritos sound ideal.

  17. Alejandra says:

    Those burritos look SO good! I’m definitely making the salsa…I would eat it with a spoon!

  18. grace says:

    the burritos look great and the salsa sounds magnificent! you have a real flair for tex-mex, deborah, and that’s why i like you so. :)

  19. These burritos are calling my name! Definitely adding this to our dinner menu soon!

  20. Oh yeah, these look tasty! Now I’m annoyed that I only have one tortilla in the fridge…

  21. Aggie says:

    Oh Deb, these are calling my name. Those avocados….mmm

    I go in waves with entertaining. I love having people over, especially to eat – but it’s hard with kids sometimes! It’s nice to do stuff ahead and pull it together simply when you can.

    Hope you are well!!

  22. Love this! I want to slather that salsa on everything!

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