butternut squash and black bean burritos

I live in this really extraordinary place.  A place tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

It’s a place where I hear the birds singing in the morning and the coyotes howling in the evening.

It’s a place where showing up to work in the same dirty clothes you were in the day before goes unnoticed.

It’s a place where you can eat fresh tomatoes and corn for one meal and roasted butternut squash for the next.

It’s truly magical.

Sometimes I have to pinch myself just to make sure this really is my life.  I am so lucky.

I was feeling so warm and fuzzy today that I decided butternut squash needed to be on the menu.  And hey, if you are feeling warm and fuzzy too I highly recommend making these burritos. Taylor ate three!

The highlight was the butternut squash of course!

Butternut squash and black bean burritos:

1 medium size butternut squash, peeled, cubed and roasted

1/2 cup cooked brown rice

1 medium sized yellow onion, finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 bell pepper, chopped

1 cup of spinach

1 large tomato, diced

1 15 oz can of black beans

2 tsp cumin

1 tsp cayenne pepper

preheat your oven to 425.  Add cubed squash and a little olive oil to a baking sheet and roast for about 30-45 minutes. Just until tender. Remove from oven and set aside.

Cook your brown rice according to package directions.

In a large skillet saute up your onion and garlic.  After about 5 minutes of cooking add your pepper and spices.  Cook for a few more minutes.  Add your tomato, rice, spinach and butternut squash to the pan.  Heat everything through.

Scoop a healthy portion of your squash  mixture into a warmed up tortilla and enjoy!

We enjoyed our burritos with a little plain greek yogurt, lime juice, and salsa.  They rocked!



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4 Responses to butternut squash and black bean burritos

  1. Liz D says:

    If you ever want to do a life swap for a week, I’m in……

  2. sclund says:

    just made this and it was super yummy! thanks!

  3. Pingback: Gluten-Free Vegan Hearty Burritos. | elephant journal

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