This vegan black bean burritos with tomato rice are healthy, filling and delicious. Perfect for a Mexican-themed burrito or taco bar with your favorite burrito fillings!

Two halves of a black bean burrito stacked on top of each other on a cutting board.

Love Mexican-inspired flavours? You’ll love these delicious black bean burritos! Packed with chili lime black beans and red tomato rice, they’re full of flavor. Make them even better by adding your favorite fillings like avocado, salsa, and vegan cheese and sour cream.


Ingredient Notes

  • Oil – I used olive oil to saute the onions and garlic for the rice. Substitute it with water or vegetable broth for an oil-free recipe.
  • Rice – You can use any kind of white or brown rice in this recipe. Cook according to package instructions.
  • Black beans – You can use drained and well-rinsed canned black beans or homemade black beans.
Tomatoes, avocado, black beans, cilantro and carrot on a countertop.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1. Saute the onions and garlic in a saucepan for 5-6 minutes until soft and fragrant.

Onions and garlic sautéing in a skillet with a wooden spoon.

Step 2. Add the broth, tomato and rice, cover and lightly simmer for 10-15 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice is tender.

Broth being poured into a skillet of rice and tomatoes on a cooktop.
White rice with tomatoes in a skillet on a cooktop.

Step 3. Add all of the ingredients for the chili lime black beans to a skillet or saucepan and cook over medium heat until heated through. I like to mash the beans up a bit with the back of a wooden spoon.

Black beans in a skillet on a cooktop.
Black beans with onions in a skillet on a cooktop.

Finally, add your fillings, roll it all up and enjoy!

Avocado, rice, black beans and veggies in a large tortilla.

Filling Suggestions

Quick Tip: Make a quick sour cream by adding a spritz of lemon juice to plain coconut yogurt.

Notes

  • These Instant Pot refried black beans make a yummy swap for the chili lime black beans.
  • Don’t feel like a burrito? Toss everything on a bed of romaine lettuce to make a burrito bowl. 
  • For a quick and easy burrito, use plain white or brown rice, plain black beans, and your favourite fillings.
Two halves of a black bean burrito stacked on top of each other on a cutting board.

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Two halves of a black bean burrito stacked on top of each other on a cutting board.

Red Rice and Chili Lime Black Bean Burritos

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Mexican

These packed vegan black bean burritos feature all the good stuff: rice, beans and veggies! Load them up and dig in for a hearty and delicious plant-based meal.


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Ingredients

For the Red Rice

  • 1 tbsp olive oil (use broth or water for oil-free)
  • 1 medium white onion, diced (reserve 1/4 cup for the beans)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomato, fresh or canned
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup dry white rice

For the Chili Lime Black Beans

For the Burritos

  • large wheat or corn tortillas
  • grated carrot (about 1/4 cup per burrito)
  • avocado or guacamole (about 1/4 cup per burrito)
  • finely chopped cilantro (about 1/4 cup per burrito)
  • optional: shredded vegan cheese, salsa, vegan sour cream

Instructions

  1. Cook the onion and garlic in 1 tbsp of olive oil for 6-7 minutes in a medium-sized sauce pan over medium-hight heat until translucent and fragrant.
  2. Add the rice, broth, water and tomato and cook, covered until rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed. About 10-15 minutes.
  3. Add the extra onion and garlic to a skillet with the black beans, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Using a potato masher, mash up some of the beans in the pan and cook for about 5-8 minutes until heated through.
  4. Once the rice and beans are done, add to a large tortilla with your favourite burrito fillings like cilantro, carrot, guacamole, vegan sour cream and salsa, roll up and enjoy!

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Keywords: homemade, easy, best, healthy

Update Note: Originally published on January 17, 2015. Updated in March 2020 with new photos and text.