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Burrito with a Soya Mince Chilli Filling
Soya Mince Chilli & Buritto

Mamta Gupta

Burito is a popular Mexican dish that is now popular all over the world. It is usually made from minced beef/chicken filling, here I have made it with Soya mince, thus making it suitable for vegetarians. You can serve it as Enchilada or Burrito or Tacos filling or on its own with rice and salad. Serves 4

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250 gm. dry Soya granules
2 tbsp. cooking oil
1 onion, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
1 green pepper, de-seeded and chopped into small pieces (In pictures, I have not added green peppers)
250 gm. (1 cup) tinned chopped tomatoes
2-3 tbsp. tomato purée/paste
A 400 gm. tin of kidney beans, drained and washed
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp.* chilli powder, adjust to taste
1/2 tsp.* turmeric
1 tsp. cumin powder*
1 tsp. dry oregano herb*
1 tsp. dry thyme herb*
*You can use a packet of Mexican Chilli Concarne mix if you don’t have all these spices.
To serve
2 tortillas per person
A selection of chopped salad like lettuce, tomatoes, red peppers, onion
Some grated cheese
A little oil, if you want to serve them hot, as I do.


1.Soak soya mince in boiling hot water for 30 minutes or so. Transfer to a sieve and rinse in running water. Allow to drain.
2.Heat the oil in a pan, add onion, garlic and green pepper and stir-fry over medium heat, until the vegetables have softened a little, approximately 5 minutes.
3.Add the Soya mince and stir-fry for a few minutes.
4.Add the rest of the ingredients, stir and bring to the boil. Cover, and simmer over a low heat for 30 minutes, or until the right consistency is reached. Remember, it should be dry enough if you are serving it rolled in Burrito or as enchiladas or with Taco shells.
5.Adjust seasoning to taste, Soya mince needs a little more flavouring than meat.
6.Serve with Burritos/tortillas or tacos or rice or baked potatoes.
8.Heat a tortilla wrap on an oiled pan, placing a couple of tbsp. of chilli mix along the centre and a little cheese on top it, see picture.
9.Fold it over from both sides. When warm turn it over.
10.Serve hot with salad and an Avocado salsa or bottled enchilada sauce, if liked.

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