Shortly after I gave up meat I realized that I was also giving up one of my guilty pleasures – frozen spicy beef burritos. You know those sinful single burritos you’ve regretfully picked up at a 7-11 after a night of heavy drinking. Yes I love them!
After I figured out what seitan was and of course how to make it, I knew it wouldn’t be long before I was reunited with my favourite lazy burrito. I decided to do a trial run this week and it turned out just as good as the original. I used the Amy’s brand refried beans since they were sold out of pinto beans at my usual grocery store. If you do use the canned variety please check the ingredients because typically refried beans are made with lard. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!
Spicy Vegan Beef and Bean Burritos
1 can or 1 1/2 cups Refried Beans
2 servings of beef seitan
3 chipotle peppers (remove seeds if you want it to be less spicy)
1 tsp of adobo sauce from the chipotle
1 tsp of mexican seasoning
1 tbsp coconut oil (you can use any kind I just prefer coconut)
8 small whole wheat tortillas
Cut seitan into small cubes and pan fry with coconut oil and mexican seasoning until browned. Finely chop chipotle (de-seed if necessary) add to pan along with adobo sauce and refried beans.
Once mixture is heated through serve on tortillas. Alternatively you can roll them up and freeze them for a lazy lunch or late night snack just microwave on high for 2 minutes.