Breakfast burrito halved and stacked with tomato and green garnishes

A South-of-the-Border Start to the Day

The dark, rich and smoky flavor of black bean spread, the zing of jalapeño and lime-accented fresh tomato salsa, and the comfort food that is scrambled eggs, all wrapped together. Here’s a combination of individual recipes that will be welcome in any cook’s repertoire. Put together they are a spectacular hand-held meal. The black bean spread provides essential fiber, protein and minerals. Warm the tortillas in the oven or on a dry skillet briefly to bring back just-made freshness.

Prep Instructions

  • Yield: 2 servings
  • Cooking Time: 4 minutes
  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 8-inch whole wheat tortilla, 96% fat-free
  • 3 ounces black bean spread [recipe follows]
  • 3 tablespoons yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle pepper
  • 2 cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 serving of the southwest scramble recipe [recipe follows]
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1 serving of fresh tomato salsa [recipe follows]
  • 3 tablespoons red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime
  • 1/16 teaspoons kosher salt


  1. Combine onion, garlic, chili powder, water, chipotle pepper, black beans, oregano, cumin, and paprika to form black bean spread.
  2. Scramble egg, chipotle powder, and egg substitute in skillet over medium heat. Remove from heat and add cilantro to create the Southwest scramble.
  3. Mix red onions, cilantro, tomato, jalapeno, lime, and salt to make the tomato salsa.
  4. Place the whole wheat tortilla on a flat surface, off center place 3 oz of the black bean spread follow with half of southwest scramble, fresh tomato salsa and the greens of your choice. Fold tortilla into a burrito. Repeat procedure and serve.

Nutritional Data

Calories: 207.28
Fat: 3.37 g
Saturated Fat: 0.90 g
Cholesterol: 46.50 mg
Sodium: 644.12 mg
Carbohydrates: 32.90 g
Fiber: 4.89 g
Sugars: 3.97 g
Protein: 11.17 g
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