A Week of Meatless Meals Even a 4 Year Old Will Eat: Part 4 of 7- Black Bean Pinwheels

Ahhhhhhh Black Bean Pinwheels.

I love these. My husband loves these. The 4 year old loves these. Even Luna the Wonder Terrier loves these (no onions and garlic for her though!) So yummy, so flavorful, so … EASY! 

black bean pinwheelsI am really into themed meal days and I try to stick to Taco Tuesday religiously. Even though these aren’t technically tacos, they fit perfectly into my Taco Tuesday Fiesta!

It has always shocked me how many adults and kids don’t eat their beans. Black beans are high in nutritional value and super cheap. Yummy on a budget is the name of my game!


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat 2 tbsp. of olive oil in medium sized pot on medium heat.
  3. Add the onions and garlic. Cook until transparent, approximately 3-5 minutes.
  4. Add the rinsed black beans. Cook for an additional 3 minutes, occasionally smashing some on the beans with a wooden spoon.
  5. Add the cream cheese and Cajun seasoning to taste (if you like). Cook until thoroughly combined.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Transfer 5-10 tablespoons of the bean mixture to each tortilla, smoothing across each.
  8. Roll the tortilla into a thin cylinder.
  9. Transfer to an oven safe pan.
  10. Bake for 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  11. Cool for 5 minutes and then slice on an angle
  12. Transfer to a plate and enjoy with a dip of your choosing {guacamole, ranch, salsa, whatever strikes your 4 year old’s fancy today!}

That’s it! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

As always, the more involved you can get the kids in the cooking process, the more likely they are to enjoy the finished project. My little guy loves to smash the beans on the side of the pot!

I have to give a shout out to the hubby – he has told me for years “Why don’t you put a little cream cheese in that?” and “You know what would fix this? A little cream cheese?” and, of course, “You know what this is missing? Cream Cheese.”

Well, he’s right. Cream cheese does seem to be the magic ingredient to bring this over the top to yummy land!

For more Meatless Meals that Even a 4 Year Old Will Eat, check out the first 3 installments of this series!

Pizza Party

Rainbow Skewers

Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese

There’s more where that came from!  Check back soon for more veggie-licious ideas that even the kiddos will eat!

Amanda Fuselier
Amanda is a native of Kenner, LA and is now an honorary Cajun. She is married to a psychiatric nurse, Joe, and is a hospice social worker so don't come to her house unless you are ready to talk about your feelings! Amanda and Joe are parents to Kael and Remy and furry parents to Luna and Spiderman. Amanda is all about that #boymom life and is enjoying wrangling her two wild men while checking out the wonderful culture of Acadiana and all of Louisiana. Amanda is a fan of all things yummy and enjoys a good cocktail. Her motto is "if I can't wear yoga pants, I'm not going".


  1. It’s yummy stuff alright, but gosh, I’d have to have a drumstick as a side. 🙂

    Your cooking is spot on. I still water at the mouth thinking about the grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup you cooked years ago.


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