Black Bean Burrito Buns are easy to make and can be served as a snack or a light meal. Store bought croissant rolls are stuffed with spicy, cheesy black bean and spinach filling.
Continuing with our Bake-a-thon series, this week I have some delicious savory bakes that are easy to make. Last week was all about cookies and edible gifts for the holidays. So this week, I have some savory bakes that are great as appetizers or quick snacks during the holiday season. First up are these Black bean Burrito ‘Buns’ that are easy peasy and absolutely delicious.After posting 3 sweet bakes last week – blondies, Mexican wedding cookies and Rugelach – I thought it is time for some savory bakes this week. These Black bean burrito buns came about when I realized I had 3 cans of crescent rolls in the fridge that needed to be used up. I wanted to try something savory.
Google search landed me on this recipe from Pillsbury site and I tried it right away. We love Mexican food in my home and these buns have all of our favorite ingredients and flavors. The filling has spinach and black beans cooked with ground cumin, oregano and chili powder. There’s grated cheese too, making it cheesy and delicious.Unlike a real ‘burrito’, where a tortilla is used to wrap the fillings, here the croissant dough is stuffed with the filling and baked. This makes a burrito ‘bun’ – that is both fun to make and delicious to eat. My Mexican food loving son enjoyed these with salsa and sour cream.
You can change up the fillings and use whatever leftover curries or side dishes you have in the fridge. I am thinking aloo (potato) curry or chickpea curry would taste amazing in this bun recipe. Just make sure that the fillings are on the dry side and not too gravy-ish. Make these smaller and you have cute little appetizers.
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