Sunday, September 6, 2015

Chile Colorado Burritos

These  burritos are smothered in a enchilada sauce and baked. Also, called wet burritos they are more like enchiladas. I found this non-vegan recipe over here and made some it vegan by using Gardein beefless strips instead of beef. I had some fresh roasted Hatch chilies and used those instead of canned chilies and since they have so much heat I did not use the adobo sauce the original recipe calls for. These are really good and leftovers reheat nicely. Garnish with shredded lettuce, vegan sour cream, guac and pico (or whatever you love and have on hand.)
  • 2 packages Gardein Beefless Strips or Tips (I used one of each, it's all I had)
  • 3 10-ounce cans mild or medium red enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh roasted Hatch green chilies (or 15 oz canned chilies)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1½ teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon cold water + 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8 burrito-sized flour tortillas
  • 1 package Daiya shredded Pepper Jack shreds 
  • Garnishes: chopped scallions, chopped tomato, pico, guac, sour cream, etc.

Brown the beefless pieces in a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add 2 cans enchilada sauce, chilies, black beans, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and cumin to the pan. Whisk together water and corn starch in a small bowl, add to pan and stir. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for another 15 minutes.

Cover the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish with a thin layer of the sauce (no chunks of Gardein though). Add a generous amount of  the filling to the middle of each tortilla. Wrap up tightly and place seam-side-down in a greased baking dish.

Continue until you've filled up your casserole dish or run out of tortillas.

Top with any remaining filling mixture.

Pour the other can of enchilada sauce over the burritos and sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes until cheese is bubbly.

Serve with garnishes and enjoy!


  1. Those look so good! tons of leftovers too.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and for the comment. They are delicious and after tasting the sauce you can kick it up a notch if needed. It's pretty spicy, which we love.
      If you make them let me know what you thought.

  2. This looks really, really good! I'll have to make it for the family. I've heard of it before but I don't think it registered like it does now. Thanks for the inspiration and recipe.

    Zsu @ Zsu's Vegan Pantry

    1. You are most welcome, thanks for dropping by my kitchen. Let me know what you think. I've made it twice it was so tasty.