Bean and Cheese Burritos

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Bean and Cheese Burritos

Bean and Cheese Burritos
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source: DCC
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables, Grains, Protein
Main Ingredient: Bean & Legume
Meal Type: Dinner Entrée
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Fiber
Origin: American
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Kids Can Help Make It , Vegetarian

Treat your family to a warm and spicy dinner with this simple burrito recipe.


8 flour tortillas
4 cups refried beans (canned is fine)
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup Cheddar cheese
2 green onions
1 jalapeno chile
sour cream


Preheat oven to 350. Warm flour tortillas in the microwave (wrap them in a dish towel in batches of 4), or in the oven (wrap them, 4 at at a time, in foil and warm for 15-20 minutes). Meanwhile, heat refried beans in a saucepan over medium heat, grate cheeses together, and mince green onions.

When tortillas are warm, fill each one down the middle, stopping about an inch before the bottom edge, with 1/2 cup of the beans, 1/4 cup of the cheeses, and minced green onion and/or minced jalapenos to taste.

Fold up bottom of tortilla, then roll it over to form a tube. Put rolled tortillas on baking sheet, seam side down, and bake about 5 minutes.

Garnish with sour cream and salsa, if desired.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 458
Total Fat: 14 g
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 1142 mg
Carbohydrates: 53 g
Protein: 24 g
Fiber: 7 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute 2 lbs of cooked lean ground beef for the refried beans. Season the beef with salt, pepper and taco seasoning, if desired.

Quartered oranges, sliced melon or clusters of grapes offer a refreshing complement to this south-of-the-border favorite. Add shredded cabbage and carrots tossed with a simple vinaigrette for a complete meal.