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Vegetarian Burritos with Veggie Crumbles

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Yummy baked burritos with veggie crumbles.

Yummy baked burritos with veggie crumbles.

Tacos, burritos and enchiladas all fall into that yummy Mexican food category that has distinct flavor and taste. These oven baked burritos are no different.

I love to use veggie crumbles instead of beef. You can hardly taste the difference and they're more healthful. I'm not a strict vegetarian, but I do try to cut out as much meat as possible.

Veggie Crumbles are Soy Based

They look and act like beef - for the most part. They do not require as much cooking. In fact, if you ever decide that you're not a veggie crumble fan and just want to use regular beef, just substitute that into the recipe. Keep in mind the cooking times will be a little longer until the beef browns. You'll also have to drain it after cooking.

If you want, you can also just omit the veggie crumbles or any meat and just use beans. You can spoon a little more of them onto the tortilla to help fill it out.

The Sky's the Limit!

Any number of variations exist when it comes to making these burritos. You can add onions or olives inside or on the top and cook. After you take them out of the oven, you can top them with sour cream, guacamole, salsa, cilantro - your imagination is the limit.

These burritos will yield a delicious flavor. Be careful - you might not have any leftovers!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

35 min

50 min

4-6 servings


  • 1/2 package (6 oz.) veggie crumbles
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 15oz. can refried beans
  • 1 package tortillas, soft taco size
  • 8 oz. cheddar cheese or Mexican shredded cheese, shredded, and divided by half - 4 oz. and 4 oz.
  • 8 oz. taco sauce
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • dash cumin, optional
  • dash garlic salt, optional


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced onion and saute until translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the refried beans in a separate saucepan, stirring occasionally. When beans are warm, add a dash of garlic salt and cumin and mix.
  3. Add veggie crumbles to the onions and warm through, about 2 minutes.
  4. When veggie crumble mixture and refried beans are warm, remove from heat. Using a large spoon, get one tortilla and place one heaping spoon of veggie crumbles and refried beans onto tortilla. From the 4oz. of cheese, spread a little on top. Place in 9 x 12 pan and roll up.
  5. Repeat step four until you have filled the 9 x 12 pan.
  6. Drizzle the taco sauce over the burritos.
  7. Top with the remaining 4oz. of cheese.
  8. Bake in oven 25-30 minutes or until cheese is completely melted and bubbly and tortillas are slightly brown.
  9. Top with chopped tomatoes and enjoy.
Yummy oven baked burritos.

Yummy oven baked burritos.

Cooking Tips

  • I used Morningstar veggie crumbles, organic refried beans and Mexican shredded cheese in my burrito recipe.
  • The veggie crumbles really do not take too long to heat up. You also don't have to drain any oil - the onions and veggie crumbles absorb the oil while cooking.
  • I used red onions for color, but you can use any type of onion.
  • Try varying the taco sauce if you like. Sometimes I use green enchilada sauce, made from tomatillos. It creates a slightly different taste that is delicious.
  • I used whole wheat tortillas, as well. You can actually do many things to make this recipe incredibly healthful: use organic tomatoes, use mozzarella or even soy cheese, lowfat sour cream, green onions are just a few of the items you can try.

Leftover Ideas

  • Use leftover beans and veggie crumbles in more burritos.
  • If you get tortilla chips and spread them on a plate, add the heated veggie crumbles and refried beans over the top along with the cheese. Top with tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream and olives for another meal!
  • You can also use the leftover veggie crumbles and beans in breakfast burritos. Scramble some eggs, add the crumbles and beans, spoon onto a tortilla, roll up, and you have a yummy breakfast treat.

© 2012 Cynthia Calhoun


Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on March 26, 2013:

Audra - hehe, thank you so much. I thought the blue plate would be festive, lol. Thank you, sweet Audra. :)

Prairieprincess - great to see you! Thank you for pinning and for your feedback. :)

Prettynutjob30 - thank you so much. Have a wonderful day. :)

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CicilliaSandrew - thank you for your feedback. Let me know how it goes. :)

Cicillia Sandrew from Allentown, New Jersey on March 26, 2013:

Delicious Recipe, i will try it for sure

Mary from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet. on March 24, 2013:

This recipe looks delicious, I will have to give it a try. Awesome hub voted up, more and shared.

Sharilee Swaity from Canada on March 24, 2013:

All I can say is "yum!" I love Mexican food and try to order the vegetarian versions when I order Mexican food at fast food places. Definitely pinning this one!

AudraLeigh on March 24, 2013:

I felt ike I was in Mexico again! Love the video and music...awesome!!! Micah's parents dont eat meat and have used the it! Or something similar. I love everything taco and burrito like! Love your presentation on the blue plate!!!!!

Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on March 23, 2013:

Vicki - hehe, if you've had veggie burgers, then yeah...there's virtually no transition. It tastes so similar, you won't believe it's not meat. Hehe. Thank you so much!

Victoria Lynn from Arkansas, USA on March 22, 2013:

Loved the video! The music is fun. I've never seen veggie crumbles, but I have eaten the MorningStar veggie burgers, so I'm sure I'd like it just fine. My bf, however, is a meat guy. He does love enchiladas. I often use green sauce, sometimes red, but I think the dish would have a great flavor with taco sauce. I just might have to try your combinations here! :-)

Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on January 08, 2013:

Sharon - thank you. :) Veggie crumbles are tasty and with your legendary recipes, these should fit right it. :)

Just Ask Susan - thank you. :) They are pretty good and have a taste that's close to beef. :)

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on January 08, 2013:

Wow these look delicious. I'll have to have a look for veggie crumbles though as I've never seen them before.

Sharon Smith from Northeast Ohio USA on January 08, 2013:

YUM! Great hub and video. Loved the music :) I have to look into veggie crumbles. Sounds like something I'd like. I already know I like burritos, beans and cheese!

Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on January 08, 2013:

DDE - I understand! I LOVE my veggies so much!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 08, 2013:

Thanks for this recipe I enjoy veggies more than any other cuisine

Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on June 25, 2012:

Simone - veggie crumbles are the best! Thanks so much for stopping by! :) I've been doing a little travelling, but I'll be up to all my old tricks very, very soon. :)

Simone Haruko Smith from San Francisco on June 22, 2012:

I love the healthy alternative you've presented here! I can't believe that, in all my years of being a vegetarian, I have never had veggie crumbles before. I'm going to have to check these out.

Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on June 17, 2012:

teaches - hehe, how are you? I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy some yummy burritos. :D Hubhugs!

Dianna Mendez on June 16, 2012:

You have my heart on this one! I find these types of meals to be so fulfilling while providing a healthy meal.

Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on June 16, 2012:

ishwaryaa22 - wow! Thank you so much for the compliments. I appreciate your insights and feedback. Do let me know what you think when you try this recipe. :) Thanks so much also for the votes and shares. I appreciate you. :) Hubhugs!

Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on June 16, 2012:

lovedoctor926 - hi there! Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed this and I hope you try it. :) Cheers!

Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on June 16, 2012:

Ruchira - hi there!! A fellow vegetarian and Mexican food lover! Kindred spirits unite! Hehe. Thanks so much for stopping by and I'm so glad you enjoyed this. Many thanks and I appreciate you!!

Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on June 16, 2012:

GC - hey there! Thanks so much for stopping by. :) I definitely love my vegetarian meals for sure. Veggie crumbles are so versatile and delicious in most any recipe that calls for meat. Let me know what you think when you make these. Hubhugs!

Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on June 16, 2012:

Purple Perl - thank you so much. I'm glad you liked this. I appreciate your insights and comments and I hope your family enjoys them. :) Cheers!

Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on June 16, 2012:

Julie - hi there! Yes, I'm a fellow leftie. :) I'm in my "right mind" haaha. I do love my veggie crumbles. They're a staple in my diet. Thank you for the votes and shares. Hubhugs to you!!

Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on June 16, 2012:

Vellur - thanks so much for stopping by!! I'm so glad you liked this. Hubhugs to you. :)

Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on June 16, 2012:

K9 - awww, you are *sweet* - I love your recipe hubs, too. You and ChaplinSpeaks were my primary inspirations in my adventures to writing recipe hubs because they're so awesome. Keep up the good work, friend! You rock!

Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on June 16, 2012:

alocsin - thanks so much for stopping by!! It's always great to see you. I appreciate the votes, too. Cheers!

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on June 15, 2012:

A delicious recipe with drool-worthy photos! Unfortunately, the video is not visible to me. But still, the recipe instructions and tips are well-explained and helpful! I am fond of Mexican food and vegetarian snacks. I would like to try this Mexican delicacy soon. Rated this tasty recipe 5 stars! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Voted up.

lovedoctor926 on June 15, 2012:

This recipe looks fantastic!

Ruchira from United States on June 15, 2012:

wow...I am a vegetarian and love mexican food and this was a double deal for me, Cyndi.

I have bookmarked it and am gonna try it. Thanks!

voted up and sharing it across.

Anna from New York, NY on June 15, 2012:

The recipe sounds and looks delicious, Cyndi! My boyfriend and I only cook vegetarian meals and new recipes are always welcome. I haven't heard of veggie crumbles before but will be on the lookout for them... they sound like pieces of seitan. Voted up and definitely making this!

Esther Shamsunder from Bangalore,India on June 15, 2012:

Easy and yummy for the family! Thanks for sharing the video too.

Jools Hogg from North-East UK on June 14, 2012:

Cyndi. great video - are you a fellow leftie? I use the veggie crumbles (we cal it Quorn Mince over here) as a change from beef and we all really like it. Your photo of it with the tomato on the top looks yummy as well.

Voted up n shared!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on June 14, 2012:

Great recipe. delicious and healthy.

India Arnold from Northern, California on June 14, 2012:

CC, these are so easy! I am stunned by just how perfect you rolled those filled tortillas! That is an art my friend. This one is going in my recipe box for sure. I can't wait to try it. Since you first introduced me to veggie crumbles, I just love 'em! Nice video, too!


Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on June 14, 2012:

Sounds like a delicious alternative for vegetarians. Voting this Up and Useful.

Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on June 14, 2012:

Kelley- let me know what you think if you download it. :)

kelleyward on June 14, 2012:


Cynthia Calhoun (author) from Western NC on June 14, 2012:

Hi, Kelley! I use a program called VideoPad Video Editor. It's a free download to try it (then after 30 days you buy the download). It's been soo worth it for me, though. I feel like I can take my videos to a new level. :)

I love veggie crumbles for this very reason: to drastically reduce red meat in my diet. Heart disease runs in my family and I wanted to start eating healthfully at a young age to help combat that problem.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for your input. :)

kelleyward on June 14, 2012:

I love the video! What program do you use to type over the video? This looks like a great way to reduce beef intake. I'm not a vegetarian but I do try to limit beef. Voted up and useful! Kelley

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