September 22, 2010

Heart Healthy Skillet-Grilled Burritos

Posted in Recipes tagged , , , , , at 3:48 pm by keepyourhearthealthy

Flour tortillas

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You’ll LOVE this healthy alternative to full-fat burritos.  Traditional burritos have refried beans made with lard.  This recipe from Southern Living stuffs the burritos with corn and black beans instead.


  • 2  cups  chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 1  (15-oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1  (11-oz.) can yellow corn with red and green bell peppers, drained
  • 1  cup  (4 oz.) shredded 2% reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • Creamy Cilantro-Jalapeño Sauce
  • 8  (8-inch) soft taco-size whole wheat flour tortillas, warmed
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • Salsa


1. Toss together first 4 ingredients and 1/2 cup Creamy Cilantro-Jalapeño Sauce. Spread 3/4 cup chicken mixture just below center of each tortilla. Fold opposite sides of tortillas over filling, and roll up. Coat burritos with cooking spray.

2. Coat a hot griddle or nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Cook burritos, in batches, on hot griddle over medium heat, pressing gently with a spatula, 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Serve with salsa and remaining Creamy Cilantro-Jalapeño Sauce.

Please see the original burrito recipe including how to make the Sauce at the Southern Living website by clicking here: MyRecipes.

1 Comment

  1. Bob said,

    Mmmmm. Can’t wait to try em.

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