Original post by @maxlamanna on instagram.

This instagram user has a lot of recipies for ‘recycling’ vegetable scraps from other recipies. This one is specificially for reusing the stem of broccoli, and makes a great burrito filling. The filling is very filling and can also be re-heated easily in a frying pan if you end up making too much.

See also “Potato tortillas” for a recipe on


These amounts produce 6 burrito fillings, serves 2 people.

Ingredient Amount
Lentils 400g
Broccoli stem, shredded 1-2
Red union, sliced 1
Sun dried tomatoes, chopped 2
Garlic cloves, chopped / crushed 2
Tomato puree 1 Tbsp
Tamari sauce (or soy sauce) 1 Tsp
Paprika powder 1 Tsp
Cumin powdget 1 Tsp
Yeast (flakes) 1 Tsp
Lime juice 1/2 Lime
Olive oil 1 Tbsp


  1. Add the olive oil, union, garlic, sun dried tomatoes, broccoli shreddings and lentils.
  2. Mix the ingredients in the pan.
  3. Add the cumin, paprika, yeast, Tamari sauce and tomato paste.
  4. Fry on a high fire, stir regularly until done.

To know when you are done you kindof have to eye-ball the result. What you are aiming for is a red, slightly brownish, cohesive lump of meat. As you cook the meat the lentils will break down due to the stirring, this is what binds the whole together.