I don’t know about you, but I really can’t afford to waste food, especially after giving all my money to my new letting agent. £950 in non-refundable holding deposit and admin fees, not to mention 2 months rent upfront, greedy bastards… Admittedly, that was over a month ago now but I’m still living off beans. In fact, I’ve eaten so many beans this past month, I’m one bean away from hysterically hurling cans of beans out my lovely new kitchen window shouting ‘FLY MY PRETTIES, FLY!’
But then I found a can of black eyed beans in the cupboard and with about 30p in my purse what’s a girl to do? So I defrosted some wraps and made these rather jazzy breakfast burritos, olé! I actually love this recipe because not only did it feed me and Jamie for breakfast but it makes enough beany filling for two lunch wraps, beans for everyone! Simply replace the scrambled eggs for a few slices of baked sweet potato and add a bit of salad. Waste not want not.
TIP: I always pop a big old sweet potato in my shopping basket. Pre-baked they make a cheap yet brilliant last minute addition to salads and wraps. (Preheat an oven to 220°C /180°C fan/gas mark 6. Carefully score a sweet potato with a sharp knife along the skin and insert into the centre. Withdraw carefully and cover in foil. Pop in the oven for 40-50 minutes (depending on the size of the potato, bigger potatoes will need longer). Once soft, leave to cool before putting in the fridge. Slice off bits as required and keep in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Serves 2 / Takes 20 minutes / Mildly hot
2 tortilla wraps (TIP: Tortilla’s freeze really well wrapped in cling film for up to 3 months)
Half a red onion, sliced
Small red pepper, sliced
1 can black eyed beans or black beans, rinsed and drained
Half a can of sweetcorn, drained
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp chipotle paste (the bean mixture is spicy but is cooled down by the garnish, if you like it hot then add more chipotle paste and some extra chilli flakes)
28g cheddar cheese, grated
2 spring onions, chopped
1 avocado, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
Half a lime cut into 4 wedges
Low fat greek yogurt (optional)
Salt and pepper
(FYI: This makes quite a lot of bean mix which is perfect for lunch wraps. I simply replace the scrambled egg with slices of baked sweet potato and salad.)
If making lunch wraps:
1 sweet potato (pre-cooked and chilled)
1. Preheat an oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6.
2. Wrap up two tortilla’s in foil and put to one side.
3. Spray a large saucepan or cooking pot with oil and add the sliced onion and the red peppers. Cook on a medium to high heat for 5 minutes or until softened (add a dash of water to help them steam if they’re starting to look a little brown).
4. Add 2 teaspoons of chipotle paste and 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika to the mix and give it a good stir. Add the drained black eyed beans and half a can of sweet corn and mix well. Season well with salt and pepper, add another dash or water and turn down the heat to medium low and cover with a lid.
5. Chop the spring onions and slice the tomato, avocado and quarter half a lime. Grate the cheese and put it all to one side.
6. Put a medium sized saucepan on a high heat with a knob of butter. Once the butter has melted and starts to fizz, add two eggs. Mix quickly with a spoon to scramble and season with with salt and pepper (this is how I make scrambled eggs, with no milk and on a high heat, it’s very quick and they still resemble eggs afterward, not mush).
7. Pop your tortillas in the oven for about a minute to warm them up. Uncover the bean picture and take off the heat. Put your warm tortilla on a plate and cover with a spoonful of the bean mixture, scrambled egg and top with your chosen garnish. Finally season with salt and pepper, wrap up and enjoy.
If you’ve had a go at making my breakfast burrito or any of my other recipes, I’d love to hear about it @corrieheale email@example.com