Burritos and fajitas, both with ties to Mexican cuisine, are fun foods to prepare and devour. They are very versatile, and you can make them just how you like them. All you need are some tortillas, veggies, beans, and a few favorite toppings.
Technically, burritos are made by filling a large flour tortilla with vegetables and beans along with other goodies, such as rice, crisp lettuce, creamy guacamole, and hot sauce. Fajitas, on the other hand, are often served with tortillas on the side and sizzling hot grilled veggies on a separate plate. Your beans might come in a little bowl along with other toppings, such as ‘sour cream‘. Then, you compile the whole delicious mess yourself. Don’t forget your fajita seasoning.
Take a look at some of these inspirational recipes for ideas on how to use tortillas to make a Mexican-style feast.
1. Smothered Burritos
These Smothered Burritos by Zsu Denver are versatile and are only limited by your preferences and imagination. You are encouraged to fill these tortillas with your favorites. However, this recipe suggests using vegan chicken pieces, ‘cheese’, cumin rice, ‘sour cream’, and olives. The whole thing is drowned in a creamy red sauce, sprinkled with ‘cheese’ and broiled until the ‘cheese’ melts.
2. Portobello Mushroom Fajitas
This is a satisfying and filling dish. This recipe for Portobello Mushroom Fajitas by Sara Hohn uses marinated portobello mushrooms and lightly charred peppers and onions for extra flavor. Serve the fajitas with guacamole, salsa verde, and lime wedges.
3. White Bean Baked Burritos
White Bean Baked Burritos by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD are a filling, healthy and well-rounded meal. These burritos boast brown rice, a rainbow of fresh veggies, and hearty spices. Wrap all of that up in a flour tortilla and a generous helping of guacamole.
4. Bean and Mushroom Fajitas
Iva Mrdjanov‘s Bean and Mushroom Fajitas are perfect for busy weekdays. Fajita night doesn’t have to be a huge effort. You can whip up something that will please you and your guests in no time. Filled with peppers, kidney beans, and button mushrooms, these fajitas have a real bite and a spicy kick.
5. Tofu Scramble Breakfast Burrito
You can’t go wrong with a burrito for breakfast. With this Tofu Scramble Breakfast Burrito by Jessica Bose, you can enjoy a breakfast favorite neatly wrapped in a flour tortilla for an extra filling and substantial meal. If you are short of time, this is the ideal on-the-go breakfast.
6. Crispy Tofu and Black Bean Fajitas
These Crispy Tofu and Black Bean Fajitas by Vicky Coates will end any preconception that tofu is bland once and for all. The tofu is first baked, then tossed together with fried mushrooms and beans. This mixture is then served on a warm tortilla with coriander, avocado, ‘sour cream’, tomatoes, and spinach.
7. Easy Bean Burritos
Well, it’s all there in the title. These Easy Bean Burritos by Matt Frazier and Stepfanie Romine are versatile and can be made and be on your plate in no time. You can choose your fillings or use the suggested mushrooms, peppers, and onions to accompany the refried beans and sweet potato. Top the whole thing off with some hummus or cashew queso!
8. Portobello Fajitas With Chipotle Cashew Cream
These Portobello Fajitas With Chipotle Cashew Cream by Serena wolf come with a chipotle kick and a citrusy zing. You can have these fajitas on your plate in under 30 minutes, making them an ideal meal after a long day at work. Serve your fajitas with homemade chipotle cashew cream.
9. Burrito Recipe with Lentils
You make up a delicious protein-rich chili from beans and lentils and serve them up in a flour tortilla to achieve this Burrito Recipe with Lentils by Mireille Aikman. This recipe also contains warm spices, basmati rice, colorful peppers, jalapeños, and cayenne for a little kick.
10. Mushroom Fajitas With Chimichurri
Gabrielle St. Claire‘s recipe for Mushroom Fajitas With Chimichurri contains marinated portobello mushrooms and a very simple chimichurri made from parsley, vinegar, garlic, and a few other things. Pile your filling into some flour tortillas and top them off with some ‘sour cream’ and guacamole.
These Mexican-inspired dishes, when on the plate, can fool people into thinking you have been working away in the kitchen for hours, but both fajitas and burritos are very versatile, filling, and easy meals to whip up. Of course, you needn’t tell people that!
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