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A stack of crispy bean and cheese burritos on a plate, served with salsa and cilantro in the background.
Crispy Bean and Cheese Burritos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Crispy Bean and Cheese Burritos are guaranteed to be family approved, and perfect for an easy weeknight meal. They include seasoned refried beans and fresh shredded cheese layered inside a tortilla and cooked until crispy. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Unit: cup, medium, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 6
Calories: 176 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 16 ounce can refried beans
  • 1 Tablespoon salsa
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese , or cheddar cheese
  • 6 medium flour tortillas
  • salsa , for dipping
  1. Add the refried beans, salsa, chili powder, garlic powder and cumin to a mixing bowl and stir until smooth.

  2. Spoon about three tablespoons of the bean mixture onto the center of a flour tortilla and smooth into a thin layer. 

  3. Sprinkle with a large pinch of shredded cheese. Roll tightly. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

  4. Heat 1-2 tablespoons of oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Place a few burritos, seam side down, into the pan.

  5. Turn them every 30 seconds or so as they cook until they are golden and crispy on all sides.

  6. Serve warm, with homemade five-minute salsa and guacamole, for dipping.

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Bean and Cheese Burritos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 727mg 30%
Potassium 61mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 3.7%
Calcium 11.8%
Iron 9.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.