Classic Bean & Cheese Burritos

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"I really like this simple recipe. It's quick to make, tastes good, and freezes well too. I like to use a Mexican blend cheese or monterey jack depending what I have on hand. These are good with additional toppings like sour cream, salsa, tomatoes, green onions........whatever sounds good at the moment."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (113.3 g)
  • Calories 156.8
  • Total Fat - 5.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 12.9 mg
  • Sodium - 136.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 21.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4 g
  • Sugars - 2.3 g
  • Protein - 7.7 g
  • Calcium - 181.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper or foil; set aside.

Step 2

In medium bowl, mix beans, cheese and taco seasoning mix.

Step 3

Scoop about 1/4 cup bean mixture onto each tortilla just below center. Fold bottom edge of each tortilla up and over filling. Fold sides in, overlapping to enclose filling. Roll up from bottom of tortilla. Place seam-side down on cookie sheet.

Step 4

Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until heated through.

Step 5

Serve with fresh condiments, if desired.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting refried beans, look for a brand with a short ingredients list, or make your own to ensure the best flavor.
  • For a more flavorful cheese, try using a Mexican blend or Monterey Jack.

  • Substitute black beans for refried beans. This substitution will add a more robust flavor and provide a healthier option than refried beans.
  • Substitute monterey jack cheese for cheddar cheese. This substitution will add a creamier texture and a more mild flavor.

Vegetarian Burritos Replace the refried beans with seasoned mashed potatoes and use a vegan cheese alternative instead of cheddar cheese.

Mexican Street Corn Salad: This delicious, creamy side dish is full of flavor and pairs perfectly with the Classic Bean & Cheese Burritos. It's made with fresh corn, mayonnaise, cotija cheese, chili powder, and lime juice for a zesty, flavorful finish.

Spicy Guacamole: This tasty guacamole combines the classic flavors of avocado, lime juice, and cilantro with a spicy kick from jalapenos and chili powder. It's the perfect accompaniment to the Mexican Street Corn Salad, adding a creamy, spicy contrast to the dish.


Q: What type of cheese is best for this recipe?

A: Mexican blend cheese or Monterey Jack cheese are both great options for this recipe.

Q: What temperature should I cook this dish?

A: The dish should be cooked at 350°F for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

4 Reviews


I loved how crispy the tortilla got. The 375°F for 15 minutes was perfect -- the tortillas were crispy, the beans were hot and the cheese was melty. Served with salsa.


review by:
(4 Feb 2023)

dienia b

I really like the taco seasoning in the beans .it really bumped it up


review by:
(22 Aug 2020)


Loved this super easy burrito. Great flavors


review by:
(9 May 2020)


These were so easy to prepare...a simple but yummy recipe...I did add chopped jalapenos in the bean mixture...we enjoyed them for lunch and I have the rest in the freezer for later...made for FYC tag game...


review by:
(3 May 2020)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Mexican-American actor and singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, also known as the “Queen of Tejano Music”, was known to be a fan of bean and cheese burritos. She was even known to bring her own homemade burritos on tour with her.

Fun Fact 2: Bean and cheese burritos are said to have originated in the United States in the late 1960s. It is believed that they were first made in California by a group of migrant farm workers.