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Close Up of 2 Halves of a "Beefy" Vegan Burrito
"Beefy" Vegan Burritos
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Who needs take out when you can make these scrumptious "beefy" vegan burritos at home! Stuffed with a spicy mixture of refried beans and crumbled seitan ... these babies are packed with flavor and great for meal-prep.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 505 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 (8 ounce or 226 gram) package seitan, finely minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar-based hot sauce (such as Cholula), plus more to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups vegan refried beans (about ⅔ of a batch if using the recipe I've linked to)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • Vegan cheese (optional)
  1. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with the oil and place it over medium heat.

  2. When the oil is hot, add the onion. Cook the onion, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until soft and beginning to brown.

  3. Add the seitan to the skillet and continue cooking everything for about 5 minutes, until the seitan begins to brown.

  4. Stir the garlic, cumin, and ancho chile powder into the skillet. Cook the mixture until the garlic becomes very fragrant, about 1 minute.

  5. Stir in the water and tomato paste. Raise the heat and bring the mixture to a simmer.

  6. Lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens up a bit.

  7. Remove the skillet from the burner. Season the mixture with hot sauce, salt and pepper.

  8. Place a tortilla onto the counter. Spoon about ½ cup of the seitan mixture and ½ cup refried beans into the center. Top with cilantro, and cheese, if using.

  9. Fold the side of the tortilla closest to you over the fillings. Fold the sides inward, then tightly roll the burrito away from you.

  10. Repeat until all of the fillings and tortillas are used.

  11. Serve.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information does not include cheese.

Nutrition Facts
"Beefy" Vegan Burritos
Amount Per Serving (1 burrito)
Calories 505 Calories from Fat 150
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.7g26%
Saturated Fat 2.4g12%
Sodium 1502mg63%
Potassium 441mg13%
Carbohydrates 60.7g20%
Fiber 10.6g42%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 31.7g63%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.