Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Gluten Free Bean Burritos

Soft shell bean burritos is something that Shawn has been yearning for.  I decided tonight that I would attempt to make them for him.  The results were delicious.  Here is the recipe I used.

Soft Tortilla Ingredients

1 cup sweet rice flour
1/2 cup potato starch
3/4 cup millet flour
3/4 cup tapioca flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 1/4 cup water

Sauce Ingredients

1 small sweet vidalia onion (diced)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons water

and of course, 1 can of refried beans

Begin by whisking together the dry ingredients for the tortilla.  Once thoroughly mixed, add the water 1/4 cup at a time and mix thoroughly with dough hooks attached.  The dough should be light and airy and a bit crumbly looking when ready.

Gather the dough and work it with your hands into a solid ball.  Then divide in half, then in half again.  Keep repeating this until you have 12 equal sized balls of dough.
Roll out each ball of dough on a mat as thin as you can (shoot for about 9 inches).  I then picked up the mat and peeled the dough off, letting gravity work to my advantage.  Fry each one on both sides in a large pan or electric skillet.  I used my mother's old electric skillet she gave me around 10 years ago.  I love it.

Once slightly browned (where it blisters) place on a plate in a plastic grocery bag and tie shut so they steam.  Each one needs to be placed in and the bag tied shut to keep the steam in.

For the Sauce, I started with the onions and the olive oil and the garlic salt.  Cook these in a frying pan until softened.

When the onions are softened, add in the chili powder and stir until it comes to a thick paste like texture.

Add the water and stir thoroughly creating the sauce for the burritos.  This sauce makes homemade burritos taste like Taco Bell burritos, and that is what Shawn wanted most of all.

Heat up your favorite can of gluten free refried beans.

Last step is to combine the beans and the sauce on a burrito shell and fold.  Plate and serve.  These were a big hit with Shawn and I know I will be making them again.  Well worth the trouble.


  1. question - are these reheatable? i mean, if you freeze them and reheat them, are they still as pliable as they look?
    thanks - looks great!!!

  2. Good question! I have not tried freezing them and reheating yet, we ate them all in one night. LOL

    I will have to try that and see.

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