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Few things feed a crowd better than burritos. In this mole-inspired recipe, cocoa, tomatoes and chipotle peppers combine to create authentic Mexican flavour. Served with creamy avocado, tart lime and tangy shredded cheddar cheese, these burritos are an easy, delicious kitchen staple to add to your meal plan.
Serves: 8
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 20 min

Ingredients

8 10 inch whole wheat tortillas
3/4 lb extra lean ground chicken
1 cup onion(s), diced
1/2 cup short grain brown rice
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin, seeds
1 tsp oregano, dried
1/2 cup seedless raisins
1/4 tsp cocoa powder
1 cup water
2 tomato(es), fresh, diced
1 tbsp chipotle peppers, in adobo sauce, minced
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 green pepper(s), minced
2 tbsp lime juice, fresh
1 avocado, diced
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Cook rice in boiling unsalted water according to package directions.

  2. Sauté chicken and onion with oregano chili powder and cumin in a non-stick skillet until cooked through.

  3. Add raisins, cocoa powder, water, tomatoes, chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, tomato paste, and green pepper. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes. Remove the cover and cook until the liquid is almost gone.

  4. Stir in cooked rice.

  5. Dice avocado and sprinkle with fresh lime juice.

  6. To assemble burritos, scoop a generous ½ cup (125 mL) filling on each tortilla and top with 2 Tbsp (30 mL) shredded cheese and some of the chopped avocado. Fold in sides and roll-up to enclose filling.

Helpful Tip

Serve with additional garnishes, such as minced cilantro and your favourite salsa. If you like your food less spicy, omit the chipotle in adobo sauce. Freeze individual burritos (minus the avocado) for convenient pack and go lunches.

Nutrition Info

Per 300 g serving Amount
Calories470
Protein20 g
Fat19 g
Saturated Fat3.5 g
Carbohydrate55 g
Fibre8 g
Sugar10 g
Cholesterol45 mg
Sodium630 mg
Per 300 g serving % Daily Value
Potassium13
Calcium20
Iron20
Vitamin A15
Vitamin C45
Vitamin B614
Vitamin B126
Folate15
Zinc9