Homemade vegetarian burritos


An easy recipe to make homemade tortillas and a vegetarian filling, and serve them like burritos.

You can serve the burritos with a salad, rice, homemade guacamole and tortilla chips. Enjoy your meal !

Homemade burritos

Servings 4
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes


For 8 wheat tortillas (you can also buy ready-made wheat or corn tortillas)

  • 240 g white flour
  • 60 g butter
  • 130 ml tepid water
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 600 g red beans
  • 2 tomatoes fresh or from can depending on the season
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 avocado
  • A few salad leaves
  • 4 tbsp thick sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 coriander
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 tsp hot sauce or spicy spice blend for Mexican food
  • lime juice
  • few cilantro leaves


Preparation of the tortillas

  • Pour the flour and salt into a bowl.
  • Cut the butter into small cubes and add it to the flour. Mix with your fingertips to obtain a crumble texture.
  • Then add the water and knead until you get a paste that does not stick and is very elastic.
  • Form a ball and let stand while you prepare the filling.

Preparation of the filling

  • Finely chop the onion and garlic clove, dice the tomatoes.
  • Brown the garlic and onion in a pan in a little olive oil, and then add the diced tomatoes.
  • Add the spices (paprika, oregano, coriander) and let it cook for another 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Then incorporate the beans and lower the heat, simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
  • You can pour two spoons of tomato sauce according to the consistency you want.

Assembling the tortillas

  • Divide the dough into 8 balls of equal size. Take a ball and leave the other balls in the bowl under a slightly damp cloth.
  • Flatten the ball under your hands and start to form a disc. Continue with a rolling pin until you obtain a thin disc with a diameter of 15 to 20 cm.
  • Heat a pan (or if you have one, a crepe maker), add a little drizzle of olive oil, and cook the tortilla 2/3 minutes per side over medium heat. Do not let the tortilla burn / darken.
  • Once your garnish and your tortillas are ready, put the tortilla in a pan on low heat to warm it up, spread the filling on half of the tortilla.
  • Mix the sour cream with lime juice and a few cilantro leaves and put some on top of your filling.
  • Off the heat, add a few avocado slices and a salade leaf and close the tortilla in half. You can also put the filling in the center, and roll your tortilla to obtain a burrito shape.


You can add meat to the filling (pieces of chicken, beef for example), some grated cheese,  strips of peppers … Treat yourself!
You can also make corn tortillas, or replace white flour with wholemeal flour, etc.
Just try what comes to your mind 🙂
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: South American

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