Bison 'n Bean Burrito

Bison and Bean Burrito

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to making and enjoying one of our Bison 'n Bean Burritos. It can include any number of filling ingredients, or none at all.

Fillings can include, but are not limited to: sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, sliced olives, diced tomatoes, chopped green onion, fresh coriander leaves, hot peppers, enchilada or salsa sauce.

Whatever you or your family think works best, go ahead and try it. You won't be disappointed with this recipe.

Serves: 6 to 8

Preparation and Cooking Time: 40 minutes
2 tbsp
2 lb
1 cup
2 tsp
1 tbsp
1 tbsp
1 tbsp
2 tsp
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 1/2 cups
2 tbsp
16 oz can
cooking oil, peanut or grape seed preferred
ground bison
finely chopped sweet onion
minced garlic
chili powder
dry oregano leaf
ground cumin
ground coriander seed
ground black pepper
salsa sauce (medium or hot)
Cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
red wine vinegar
refried beans (400 ml)
flour tortillas (10 inch)
fillings of your choosing


    • In a large frying pan, heat the oil over moderately high heat. Add the bison, stir and break up any chunks that form as it cooks. Cook until browned completely and very little moisture remains

    • Reduce heat to medium. Add sweet onion, minced garlic, chili powder, oregano, cumin, coriander, salt, and black pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Blend in salsa. Cook for another 3 or 4 minutes, or until heated through. Check for 'spiciness', add some cayenne pepper if necessary.

    • Blend in red wine vinegar and refried beans. Stir and cook until bison and refried bean filling is relatively thick without being runny. Remove from heat once desired consistency is reached.

      Refried beans in the frying pan.

    • Heat flour tortillas as per package directions. Reheat burrito filling in frying pan or microwave.

    • Spoon the filling (3 to 4 ounces, about 1/2 cup) lengthwise on the tortilla left or right of centre. Leave a minimum clearance of at least 2 inches at the bottom of the tortilla. Top off with garnishes of choice.

    • Buritto ingredients in tortilla ready to be folded.

    • First fold: fold the bottom of the tortilla up so the contents don't fall out.

    • First fold of the burrito.

    • Second fold: fold the side closest to the filling over the contents so that the fit is very snug.

    • Second fold of the burrito.

    • Continue to roll the tortilla snugly and let it rest fold side down.

    • The burrito fully rolled.

    • Serve in a serviette, open end up.

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