Taco Bell Bean Burrito Copycat

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Recipe: #40087

January 31, 2023

"Use taco bell ingredients"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (194.1 g)
  • Calories 238.9
  • Total Fat - 6.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 16 mg
  • Sodium - 262.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 34 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.2 g
  • Sugars - 5.3 g
  • Protein - 15.9 g
  • Calcium - 319.3 mg
  • Iron - 2.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Start by warming the refried beans.

Step 2

Warm refried beans by heating them in a small saucepan on the stove or in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave.

Step 3

Add the teaspoon of taco seasoning before cooking

Step 4

Warm tortillas by placing one on a microwave safe plate and microwave for 15 seconds.

Step 5

Place tortilla on a plate.

Step 6

Spoon warmed refried beans down the center of the tortilla.

Step 7

Add finely diced onion.

Step 8

Add taco sauce

Step 9

Add cheese

Step 10

Roll up


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.

  • Look for refried beans with no added sugar or preservatives for a healthier option.
  • Use a variety of taco sauces to customize the flavor of the burrito.

  • Substitute black beans for refried beans - This substitution will provide a more nutty flavor and a richer texture to the burrito.
  • Substitute Monterrey Jack cheese for cheddar cheese - This substitution will provide a more creamy texture and a milder flavor than cheddar cheese.

Vegetarian Bean Burrito Omit the taco seasoning and replace with 1 teaspoon of chili powder, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin and 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder. Substitute refried beans for black beans. Omit the taco sauce and replace with 1/4 cup of salsa.

Spanish Rice: Spanish Rice is a delicious side dish that goes perfectly with a Bean Burrito. It is made with long grain rice, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and a variety of spices. It has a wonderful flavor that will complement the flavors in the Bean Burrito and make for a complete and satisfying meal.

Refried Beans: Refried Beans are a classic Mexican side dish that pairs perfectly with Spanish Rice. They are made with cooked pinto beans that are mashed together with onion, garlic, and spices. The creamy texture and savory flavor of the Refried Beans will bring out the flavors of the Spanish Rice and make for a delicious and satisfying meal.


Q: How do I warm the refried beans?

A: You can warm the refried beans either in a small saucepan on the stove or in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave. Add the teaspoon of taco seasoning before cooking.

Q: How long should I cook the refried beans?

A: Cook the refried beans for 5-10 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. If using the microwave, cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring halfway through.

2 Reviews


Loved this fast and easy recipe! Kids loved it too.


review by:
(17 May 2023)


Simple and good. I served this with sour cream and green taco sauce on the side. Thanks for sharing, Dee.


review by:
(16 Feb 2023)

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Fun facts:

The Taco Bell Bean Burrito is believed to have been invented by Glen Bell, the founder of the Taco Bell chain of restaurants. The burrito was one of the first items he introduced to the menu when he opened the first Taco Bell in 1962.

The Taco Bell Bean Burrito has become a staple of American culture and has been referenced in popular culture. It was featured in the hit TV show Friends, when Ross Geller orders the burrito for lunch.