Thursday, April 10, 2014

Italian Black Bean Wraps

It seems that most wraps are kind of southwestern/Mexican style, which is great.  We eat a lot of that kind of food, and really enjoy it.  However, we also love Italian food, so I thought it would be nice to come up with a recipe for some Italian themed wraps. 

These are really, really good.  They’re vegetarian, fairly inexpensive to make, and re-heat very well.  The recipe seems a little time consuming, but the slow cooker does the cooking while you’re away.  You also end up with enough beans leftover to make it a couple more times (which you’ll definitely want to do).

For the beans:

1 pound dry black beans, rinsed
1 large onion, chopped

1 bell pepper, chopped
7 cloves garlic, pressed or chopped
1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
¼ tsp pepper
2 tsp salt
6.5 cups water

Combine all ingredients and place in a large slow cooker, cover, and cook on Low for seven hours.

For the wraps:

8 burrito size wraps/tortillas (I used the Xtreme WellnessTomato Basil Wraps. They’re really good, and they don’t have soy.  They do seem to be a little sticky, so your wraps will be a little harder to roll up if you use this kind.  You can use any kind, but I’d suggest a flavored wrap.)
1 cup orzo, cooked according to package instructions
2 oz cream cheese
1 cup spaghetti/tomato sauce
2 cups baby spinach, torn into small pieces
2 cups black beans (don’t drain them)
¾ cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Place cream cheese in a large glass bowl, and melt in the microwave.  Combine tomato sauce with melted cream cheese.  Stir in spinach and orzo.  Stir in black beans.  Divide mixture among tortillas, roll them up, place in two 9x13 baking dishes, and sprinkle with Mozzarella cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  Enjoy!

You will have four cups of black beans left.  Divide them into two freezer bags (2 cups each) and freeze for later.  Black beans freeze and defrost really well, so you’ll be able to make two more batches of this recipe.  


  1. This looks like a fun variation on wraps, definitely a must try!

  2. Oh my - I would totally eat those!

    I already had dinner but now I'm hungry. :( Booo! :)

  3. bookmarking this recipe-sounds great!

  4. I totally need to give those a try. Looks delicious! :)

  5. Stopping by from A-Z and The Unconventional Librarian Alliance. I love black beans and cannot wait to try this delicious looking recipe out.

  6. Those look so yummy! Now I'm hungry. haha

  7. Oh yum! I never would have put that combo together. I'll have to give these a go!

  8. These look delicious! I am definitely going to make them soon! I always like having two or three meals from one meal (make sense?)



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