Meat-Free Monday (Egg and Bean Burrito)

Vegetarian food has always been something of a mystery to me. I’ve always loved the idea of going veggie, but after me and my mum gave it up one lent, I realised I just loved meat way too much! However after recently moving out and having to live on a budget, as well as trying to eat healthily, the idea of vegetarian food came back. As well as being cheaper from the lack of meat, veggie food requires you to be a lot more creative as you can’t just rely on meat for flavour and texture.

After a quick rummage in the fridge (and a craving for Mexican food) the idea for a delicious burrito began…

Ingredients (serves one)

– A tortilla                               – Soured cream

– 2 eggs                                   – Cheese

– 2 garlic cloves                     – 2 carrots

– Chilli                                     – Cannellini beans

– Red kidney beans              – Half a leek

– 1 onion                                – 1 spring onion

– 3 or 4 cherry tomatoes

Start by draining a can of red kidney beans and a can of cannellini beans. Boil the beans and 2 grated carrots for about 8-10 minutes, then drain. Fry the leek and onion and mix with the beans and carrots. There will be a lot of the bean mixture left over but don’t worry! It goes brilliantly with salad, or you can give it a mash and make bean burger patties for another day.

Place about 2 tablespoons of beans in the centre of the tortilla.

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Next, chop and fry the garlic and chilli. I’m only using a teeny bit of chilli cause they’re scotch bonnets *cough* and I’m a wuss *cough*. Then add the eggs, chopped cherry toms and spring onion and scramble, then place on top of your beans.

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We’re almost done!

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Now add on a honk of grated cheese and a dollop of soured cream (yes, they’re the technical terms!)

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You don’t have to restrict yourself to these toppings. Maybe try it with some guacamole and hot sauce? Just go wild!

Fold…

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And get ridiculously messy while you eat it with your hands!

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Serve this on its’ own for a delicious lunch, or whip up some homemade wedges and salad for a hearty dinner!

Have I convinced you to try and go meat free?