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Burritos stuffed with quinoa, black beans, shredded chicken, cheese and lettuce, as well as a homemade chipotle guacamole.

Quinoa Chicken and Black Bean Burritos with Chipotle Guacamole on Taste and Tell



Whenever anyone asks what my food blog is about, I tell them that it is family friendly food. This doesn’t mean chicken nuggets and corn dogs, (although I do have both of those!!), but it means what I am feeding my family. My family of 3 young children and a husband with a semi-picky appetite. Does this mean that my kids always eat what I make? Oh, how I wish!! But when I do my meal planning, I plan with my family in mind.

Every once in awhile, though, I’ll come up with a recipe idea or run across a recipe somewhere that I’m pretty sure my family will hate, but I want to make it anyway. It doesn’t happen often, mostly because I love cooking for others, and if no one else will eat, it’s a lonely dinnertime for me. :) But sometimes, I just have to take that chance.

Quinoa Chicken and Black Bean Burritos with Chipotle Guacamole

That’s what I was feeling when I set out to make these burritos. I knew right from the get-go that my husband wouldn’t like them. He has a weird thing against quinoa – he won’t touch it. Which explains why there is very little of it here on Taste and Tell. But I decided to be selfish and make these.

The real test, though, was the kids. I wouldn’t exactly look at these and call them child friendly.

But guess what??

All 3 kids ate these. Devoured them. It was truly a miracle, as my 3-year old doesn’t eat anything that isn’t chocolate or bread. But even he cleared his plate.

My husband may have to suffer more in the future if it means all 3 kids are eating dinner. Go figure that the dinner I thought no one would want would be one of the most successful ones!!

Quinoa Chicken and Black Bean Burritos with Chipotle Guacamole

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Quinoa Chicken and Black Bean Burritos with Chipotle Guacamole

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Quinoa Chicken and Black Bean Burritos with Chipotle Guacamole

Burritos stuffed with quinoa, black beans, shredded chicken, cheese and lettuce, as well as a homemade chipotle guacamole.

Ingredients

    Chipotle Guacamole
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo, seeds removed and minced
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • juice of 1 lime
  • handful of cilantro leaves
  • Burritos
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa*
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 6 burrito sized tortillas
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • shredded lettuce

Instructions

    Make the guacamole:
  1. In a bowl, roughly mash the avocados. Stir in the chipotle pepper, sour cream, lime and cilantro. Season to taste with salt.
  2. Make the burritos:
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the garlic, chili powder and cumin and cook until fragrant, about 60 seconds. Stir in the black beans and the water and cook until the beans are warmed though and soft, about 8 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa and the chicken. Stir in the black bean mixture.
  5. To assemble the burritos:
  6. Spread some of the Chipotle Guacamole down the center of a tortilla. Top with some of the quinoa mixture, shredded cheddar cheese and lettuce. Roll up into a burrito. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Notes

*I like to cook my quinoa in vegetable or chicken broth to add more flavor.

http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/quinoa-chicken-and-black-bean-burritos-with-chipotle-guacamole/

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10 Responses to Quinoa Chicken and Black Bean Burritos with Chipotle Guacamole

  1. Mmm, those sound so good :-)

  2. I would totally devour these too! They contain so many of my favorite things!! :) YUMMMM.

  3. I completely understand where you are coming from with the meal planning/picky eater thing. My kids are 2 and 5 and aren’t as adventurous with their eating as I am. I try to balance planning meals that I know they will like with new meals that I want to try and expose them too. Hopefully, after a while they will learn to branch out, right? :)

    I love finding new quinoa recipes, and these burritos look awesome!

  4. Mel says:

    These look so delicious, Deborah! I love quinoa and burritos…but never thought to combine them. Yum!

  5. gigi says:

    I always want to incorporate quinoa but dont know how since it has a very specific taste. I can’t wait to try this one. thanks for sharing it! found you on foodgawker and can’t wait to do some cooking! xx. gigi. http://www.gigikkitchen.com

  6. These look SO good! Surprisingly, my husband is a quinoa lover (though he hates most desserts, which, more for me ;)) so these will go over very well in our house.

  7. Catherine says:

    All of these would be a welcome treat to me!! They look delicious and healthy too.
    Blessings, Catherine

  8. These look family friendly in every possible way!! I love your approach to family friendly Deborah!

  9. Joanne says:

    I rarely cook with the.boy in mind (which probably makes me mean) but it does often surprise me what he ends up loving. I know we would both love these!

  10. Chels R. says:

    It looks really tasty! Christian LOVES quinoa. He hates all unhealthy food, but give him some quinoa, black beans, and corn and he’s a happy guy.

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