Living With Diabetes Diabetic Recipes: Shredded Turkey and Pinto Bean Burritos, LaVonne

Recipe Title:: Shredded Turkey and Pinto Bean Burritos

Contributed By: LaVonne

Additional Credits for The Recipe

We created this with leftover turkey in mind. Leftover or rotisserie chicken can also be used. Make it a meal: Serve with guacamole and chopped jalapeƱo peppers and/or hot sauce.

Great way to serve up Thanksgiving leftovers.

If you substitute black or kidney beans for the pinto you save a few calories and keep the sodium level at a minimum.

Nutritional value of one cup Black beans:

Calories 227,Total Fat1 g,Saturated Fat 0 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g,Monounsaturated Fat 0 g,Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 2 mg, Potassium 611 mg, Total Carbohydrate 41 g ,Dietary Fiber 15 g, Sugars 0 g, Protein 15 g

Whereas Pinto Beans have Calories 234, Sodium 407 mg, Potassium 800mg, and Total Carbs 44 g. Red Kidney beans do a bit better in that they have 215 Calories, 13 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber, low in fat, having less than 2 grams in a cup,

List of Ingredients:


1 tablespoon(s) canola oil
1 medium onion, halved and sliced
2 clove(s) garlic, minced
1 tablespoon(s) ground cumin
1 teaspoon(s) chile powder
1 can(s) diced tomatoes with green chiles
2 tablespoon(s) lime juice
4 cup(s) shredded cooked turkey or chicken
1 can(s) pinto beans, rinsed (see comment on beans above)
6 10-inch whole-wheat flour tortillas or wraps, warmed
3/4 dash(es) grated Monterey or pepper Jack cheese
2 cup(s) shredded green cabbage


1.Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in garlic, cumin and chile powder and cook for 30 seconds. Add tomatoes and lime juice; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the onions are very soft, 16 to 20 minutes. Stir in turkey (or chicken) and beans and continue cooking until the mixture is heated through, 3 to 5 minutes more. Divide the turkey-bean mixture among tortillas (or wraps). Top each with cheese and cabbage, roll into burritos and serve.

Cooking Time and Temperature:
Total Time: 40 min

Number of Servings: 6 servings

Nutritional Analysis: Nutritional Informationv (per serving): Calories 392, Total Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 84mg, Sodium 652mg, Total Carbohydrate 37g, Dietary Fiber --, Sugars --, Protein 38g, Calcium 0.

Cookbook Category
Main Dish ~ Chicken or Turkey

Cooking / Prep Method

(Image by LaVonne)
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