Burrito Recipe | Mexican Recipes | PBS Food

Recipe courtesy of AUNI, the Agaston Urban Nutrition Initiative

When Michele Obama challenged American schools to create healthy cafeteria recipes for a national competition, many Philadelphians sprang into action. WHYY Friday Arts chronicles the coming together of numerous forces, including chef Daniel McLaughlin, the non-profit AUNI, the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, and the Philly children and teens who participate in AUNI's cooking clubs, to create a delicious and healthy menu that any school would be proud to serve.

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Yield: 6 servings



  • 6 whole wheat tortillas
  • 4 cups Spanish rice
  • 4 cups black beans
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 2 cups guacamole
  • 4 sweet potatoes - boiled
  • 2 cups spinach - steamed
  • 1 cup cheese - shredded


  1. Boil potatoes while steaming spinach.
  2. Mash sweet potatoes with a pinch of salt, pepper and cumin.
  3. Spoon burrito fillings in the center of the tortilla and fold up two sides of the tortilla, rolling the other sides.
  4. Place in a lightly oiled pan on low heat until the tortilla is browned and well pressed.
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