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Bison and Black Bean Burritos Recipe

Bison and Black Bean Burritos


If you enjoy beef but haven’t tried bison, or buffalo, meat, you’re in for a treat. Bison has a similar taste to beef but is lower in calories and fat; find it at natural food stores, local butcher shops, and some supermarkets.

Servings: 4
Estimated Total Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Recipe Nutritional Information:

Calories per Serving: 527
Total Protein per Serving: 46 grams
Total Carbs per Serving: 48 grams
Total Fat per Serving: 18 grams
Saturated Fat per Serving: 6 grams
Total Fiber per Serving: 10 grams

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 lbs ground bison
1 can (about 14 oz) ready-to-serve black (or kidney) beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups grape tomatoes, cut in half
Salt and pepper
4 whole wheat tortillas (7-inch diameter)
4 leaves of romaine lettuce, rough chiffonade (cut into thin strips)
4 ounces low-fat plain Greek yogurt
1 cup fresh salsa
1 lime cut into quarters


Brown bison meat in a hot, large sauté pan on high heat for about 6 to 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add rinsed and drained beans. Season and add halved grape tomatoes. Cook for 1 minute. Reduce heat to low and reserve in pan.

Wash and dry romaine leaves. Cut the lettuce in a rough chiffonade (or simply chop lettuce).

To serve, place equal portions of bison filling in each tortilla shell and roll/fold burrito into a packet. Accompany burrito with lettuce and top burrito with yogurt and salsa. Garnish burrito with lime wedge that can be used to squeeze on lettuce.

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