P90X Burrito Recipe: Yam & Black Bean Burritos
This P90X burrito recipe is hearty and full of flavor—and right out of the P90X Nutrition Guide. By no means is this recipe only for P90X-ers…it’s just healthy clean eating that can be adapted, if necessary, to fit in to most Beachbody nutrition programs.
Now, I’ll let you know right up front that Monica and I are not big fans of tempeh…or tofu, for that matter. In fact, that may be a bit of an understatement. But, I’ll fill you in a bit…
What exactly is tofu? Simply put, it’s curdled soya milk. Packed with protein and nutrients (especially calcium and B vitamins) and purported to reduce cholesterol, tofu’s bland taste makes it an ideal ingredient in many dishes as it takes on the flavor of more flavorful ingredients. It comes in extra firm, firm, soft, and silken, but the differences are more than just texture. Extra firm and firm has higher protein, fat, and calcium content and is mostly used as a replacement for meat. Soft and silken tofu is best for recipes that require blending. If you’re throwing some in a smoothie, go for the silken.
Tempeh is made by fermenting cooked soybeans. It’s brown, firm and chewy…hence, our aversion to it. But, try it for yourself! We know many people who enjoy it.
If you like it, just make sure you find non-GMO tofu or tempeh. If you end up feeling like us, you can easily replace this with some other healthy protein like chicken, egg, feta or goat cheese. You have permission to get creative based on your own taste buds!
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 red onion (thinly sliced)
- 1 red bell pepper (seeded and thinly sliced)
- 8 ounces organic tempeh (crumbled)
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 Tablespoon chili powder
- 1 garnet yam (peeled and cut into 1/4" cubes)
- 10 ounces fire roasted canned diced tomatoes
- 15 ounces low sodium canned black beans (rinsed and drained)
- 4 10" whole wheat flour tortillas
- 1/2 cup lettuce (shredded)
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Sauté onion and pepper until soft.
- Add crumbled tempeh and cook until lightly browned.
- Add spices and stir to mix well.
- Add yams and tomatoes, turn heat to low, and cover skillet so yams can steam for about 8-10 minutes or until soft.
- Add black beans and stir to combine.
- To assemble, lay tortilla flat and scoop mixture onto bottom third of tortilla. Top with lettuce and roll.