Almost Burritos

The other day I made a meal using some ingredients I had to hand, following and improvising and adding from the recipe on the back of a “burrito spice mix” packet and memory. 

I didn’t have any wraps and forgot about using rice as a substitute – instead I added some fried sweet potato. Yum. 


  • 2 x bok choy leaves 
  • 1/3 to 1/2 x sweet potato 🍠 
  • 1 carrot 🥕 
  • Spinach 
  • 1 x cauliflower floret 
  • 1/6 x Onion 
  • Mince 
  • Refried bean paste
  • Burrito spice mix (Mum also adds garlic, cumin & paprika, but cumin at least is in with the refried beans) 


  • Frying pan 
  • Spatula 
  • Peeler
  • Chopping board 
  • Sharp knife 
  • Containers


  1. Chop & peel etc. veggies
  2. Tip some spice mix into a plastic bag with the mince and shake to combine 
  3. Heat oil in pan, add mince to brown 
  4. Remove mince to container, add onion & sweet potato slices to cook
  5. Cook until sweet potato is crunchy but soft adding more oil if needed then remove to same container as mince
  6. Cook other veggies now, adding refried bean paste with a bit of water as well 
  7. It’s a “to feel/ taste” recipe, so trust yourself – it’s not going to matter too much if you’ve added a little too much water. 
  8. Once veggies are cooked, remember to add other ingredients back in to cook through and be coated in the flavours. 
  9. Scoop onto plate and enjoy. I like to eat out on the balcony near my room. 

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