Vegan Burrito Recipe

60 minutes


Vegan burritos

  • 4 tortilla wraps
  • 300g of brown rice, cooked
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh coriander
  • 2 limes, halved

Chipotle sauce

  • 4 dried chipotle chillies
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 250ml of water
  • 225ml of orange juice
  • 3 tbsp of cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

Refried black beans

  • 400g of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/2 chipotle chilli, soaked and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
  • olive oil


  • 2 avocados, ripe, peeled and stoned
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 10 sprigs of fresh coriander
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • salt
  • pepper

Tomato salsa

  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 5 plum tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1/2 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 10 sprigs of fresh coriander
  • 1/2 lime, juice only
  • 1 dash of olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Raw cashew sour cream

  • 150g of cashew nuts, soaked overnight
  • 1 dash of cider vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon, juice only
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt
  • pepper


Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
Begin by preparing the chipotle sauce. Place the chillies and garlic on a baking sheet and roast for 1–2 minutes, ensuring the chillies don't burn. Remove the chillies from the tray and place into a bowl of water to soften, returning the garlic to the oven to roast for a further 15–20 minutes
Meanwhile, prepare the refried beans. Heat a dash of oil in a large frying pan and sauté the onion for a couple of minutes until translucent. Add the garlic, chipotle, cumin and cinnamon and sauté for a further couple of minutes, then add the black beans. Continue to cook for about 10 minutes, crushing the beans as they cook with a potato masher
Remove the garlic from the oven and remove the skins. Place the roasted garlic in a blender along with the rest of the sauce ingredients and combine until they're puréed. Put the chipotle purée in a pan, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes until the mixture has reduced to a relatively thick sauce
While the sauce is cooking, prepare the additional dips. Add all the guacamole ingredients to a food processor (or pestle and mortar) and blitz for 10 seconds, taking care to retain some of the texture. Adjust the chilli, lime and salt and pepper to taste and set aside
In a separate bowl, mix together the salsa ingredients until combined, adjusting the chilli, lime, salt and pepper to taste
For the cashew cream, drain the soaked cashews and place them in a blender along with the vinegar, olive oil, lemon, onion powder and seasoning. Blender to a creamy consistency, adding water as required. Season further to taste and set aside until ready to serve
To assemble the finished burritos, place the tortillas flat on a board. Off-centre, layer the rice, refried beans, salsa, guacamole, raw cashew cream and chipotle sauce. Top with some coriander and a generous squeeze of lime juice and you're ready to roll
There are many techniques for rolling a burrito, but we normally just bring the bottom over, then tuck the sides in and finish the roll. We sometimes use a little water to help it stick together
Finally, heat a dry pan until hot and lightly toast each wrapped burrito for about 1 minute on each side. Serve hot with an extra wedge of lime for squeezing over