Taco Bell is the OG when it comes to fast vegetarian food.
That’s all thanks to BEANS. When vegetarians in the 90’s and early 00’s needed a quick fix, Taco Bell was the place to go. You can order just about anything with beans instead of meat: tacos, burritos, quesadillas, etc.
Now, are the beans truly vegetarian? Who knows. The point is Taco Bell was one of the only places for fast vegetarian food that actually tasted good.
I’m not a vegetarian, but I like Taco Bell’s beans. I don’t usually eat their meat (unless it’s a crunchy taco) and I normally order my crunchwraps, nachos bell grande and Mexican pizzas without meat. All of those items, in my opinion, just taste better without the meat.
Riffing off the meatless Taco Bell menu items, I decided to make a meatless burrito this weekend that was as epic as it was delicious. Seven layer dip is a favorite party food for me, so stuffing it inside a burrito was a no-brainer.
The key here is how you line up the fillings. You don’t want to pile everything on top of the burrito in the middle. No, no. You need to strategically place your fillings.
To secure the refried beans, place it in the middle of the tortilla. The edges of the tortilla need the guac and sour cream, so they can hold the flap once you roll it up. The cheese, olives, tomatoes and lettuce go in the spaces in between the guac and beans and the sour cream and beans.
Once you’re done filling and rolling, if you want to kick your burrito up a notch, sear it for a crunchy exterior in a hot pan.
This burrito is the BOMB. It’s so good you won’t even miss the meat. It’s incredibly filling, too, since it contains beans and all the other good stuff.
Seven Layer Dip Burrito
A savory, meatless burrito with all the best ingredients of a seven layer dip.
- Warm tortilla so it’s easier to roll without tearing. Spread beans down the middle of the tortilla. Add guacamole to one side of the tortilla and sour cream to the other.
- Fill in the gaps with lettuce, tomatoes, olives and shredded cheese.
- Tuck in the ends and roll up the burrito. If desired, heat in a hot pan to toast the outside of the burrito.