Deconstructed Burritos

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A family favourite. Easy to put together and fun to eat! Serves 6.

Seasoning Mix
6 tsp chili powder
5 tsp paprika
4½ tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
3 tsp onion powder
3 tsp garlic powder
⅛-¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Refried Black Beans
3 c shredded mixed vegetables (red/orange/yellow peppers, zucchini, carrot, onion, mushrooms, broccoli, celery, spinach)
1 - 540 ml can black beans, drained
1 large (or 2 medium) tomatoes
1½ - 2 tsp seasoning mix
½ c corn kernels
Salt and pepper to taste

Seasoned Beef
1 lb extra lean ground beef
4 tsp seasoning mix
Salt and pepper to taste

Avocado spread
1 avocado
½ lime, juiced
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro minced
1 tbsp sweet onion minced
2 tbsp tomato diced fine
Salt and pepper to taste

Tortillas of choice
Shredded romaine lettuce 
Diced tomato
Shredded cheese
Black Olives
Sour cream

1.    Make seasoning spice. In a small bowl place all spices and mix. Set aside.
2.    Using a fine to medium grater of a food processor or a manual grater, shred 3 cups of a variety of vegetables. Place shredded vegetables into a heated frying pan with 2 tablespoons of oil and cook vegetables until tender.  
3.    Drain and rinse black beans. In a food processor with the “S” blade purée the black beans and tomatoes until smooth.
4.    Add bean and tomato purée to cooked shredded vegetables. Mix thoroughly and cook until the mixture reaches desired consistency or thickness. The vegetables “cook down” so that they are indiscernible from the beans. Adjust seasoning as desired by adding more seasoning mix and/or salt.
5.    In a frying pan place ground beef. Cook beef in crumbles.  When beef is mostly cooked add seasoning mix. Cook until meat is completely cooked all the way through.
6.    Scoop the flesh of avocado into a bowl. Add lime juice and mash. Add remaining ingredients and stir until combined. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add more lime juice if desired.
7.    Place tortillas in the oven to warm.
8.    On serving platter or in separate serving bowls place the refried black beans, beef, avocado spread, lettuce, tomato, grated cheese, olives, salsa, and sour cream.
9.    Have each dinner guest build their own burrito using beans, beef, cheese, avocado spread and other toppings as desired.