The advance preparation here meant cooking up the vegetables and Quorn pieces in the afternoon, and compiling the burritos then, before cooking everything through in the oven in the evening. The dual cooking time means you can get away with chopping rather than grating the vegetables. A bonus if you are avoidant of manual vegetable grating and dirtying your food processor unnecessarily!
Once you get past the use of ready made ingredients, this is a meal packed with well-rounded vegan nutrition. I really enjoyed it as an alternative to the legume-filled burritos I've made before and it was highly praised by Mr Bite too. His version had cheese, so if you are vegetarian (or like vegan cheese) that's an easy adaptation to make. Of course, it's also not necessary to make this in two stages and you can go straight from stove top cooking to oven baking if that suits you better.
Easy chicken-style vegan burritos
A delicious, easy to prepare meal for 2 (increase quantities as needed)
Vegan; can be gluten free if using GF wraps
Author: Bite-sized thoughts
1 cup tomato salsa
1 large carrot, diced
1 large courgette, diced
1 pack of vegan Quorn chicken-style pieces, or equivalent chicken-style pieces
2 cups baby spinach
4 burritos, tortillas or wrap breads, ideally flavoured with herbs (I used the Mediterranean herb wraps made by Lidl)
1 small avocado, chopped
Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1/4 cup of the salsa along with the carrot, courgette and Quorn pieces. Stir frequently for 10 minutes and then reduce heat to low and add a further 1/2 cup of salsa. Allow to cook, stirring occasionally, for a further 10 minutes. Add the spinach and cook a further few minutes, until the spinach has wilted down.
Place your burrito pieces in an oven-proof dish. Fill each with a quarter of the vegetable-Quorn mixture and a quarter of the avocado. Roll up and then spread the top of each burrito with some of the remaining 1/4 cup salsa. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.
If cooking straight from the stove top, bake in the oven at 160'C / 325'F for approximately 10 minutes. If you make the burritos ahead of time and are cooking them from the fridge, bake in the oven at 160'C / 325'F for approximately 20 minutes.
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