Seitan Burritos

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Author Notes: This post was originally published as Seitan Burritos by Laurel on Health Food blog
I’ve been having lots of fun trying out different substitutes for meat and dairy. This weekend I bought ground seitan from Whole Foods and prepared these super easy burritos with fresh salsa for Sunday brunch. They came out great and were very filling. I used leftover salsa that I made on Friday with tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, red chili pepper, and garlic. If you don’t feel up to making your own fresh salsa, just pick some up from the refrigerated section of your grocery store.

1 can refried black beans,
1 cup fresh tomato salsa,
1 green bell pepper,
1 package ground seitan,
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil,
1 tsp. chili powder,
1 tsp. cumin,
1 tsp. nutritional yeast,
1/2 yellow onion,
4 whole-grain tortilla wraps,
Salt & pepper


Makes 4

  1. Chop up the onion and green pepper into strips and drop them in a sauté pan with the olive oil over medium heat. Allow the onions and peppers to cook for a few minutes, then add in the ground seitan and stir. Sprinkle in the cumin, chili powder, nutritional yeast, and a dash of salt and black pepper. Mix well and continue to cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Meanwhile, warm up your tortillas and refried black beans in the oven or microwave. Spread a healthy portion of the beans on each tortilla, top with the sautéed seitan, peppers, and onions, and about a quarter of a cup of salsa. Drizzle a little hot sauce on to taste. Wrap up into a burrito and serve immediately. Tips: Nutritional yeast can be found at your local health food store. Full of protein and B vitamins, it’s a healthy spice that adds a rich, cheesy flavor. You can also try adding diced avocado to this dish for a super creamy texture.

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