Hearty Bean Burritos Recipe
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Hearty Bean Burritos Recipe

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This super-easy entree bursts with flavor, thanks to flavorful spices, tomatoes and a cream-cheese filling. Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup instant brown rice
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup canned no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 6 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 314 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 479mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 15g protein Diabetic Exchanges:3 starch, 1 lean meat 1 fat


  1. Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, saute pepper in oil until tender. In a large bowl, coarsely mash beans. Add the beans, tomatoes, cream cheese and seasonings to the skillet. Cook and stir until heated through; stir in rice.
  2. Spoon scant 1/2 cup filling off center on each tortilla. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cheese. Fold sides and ends over filling and roll up. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Bean Burritos in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p30

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"This was pretty good, but it needed some adjustments. The filling was pretty watery, so next time I may drain the tomatoes. I also think I will use Rotel tomatoes instead to add some more flavor. My husband requested that I cut down on the amount of cream cheese, so there will be that, too. This is a good starting point at least!"

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"This recipe was good but needed some spice so we added salsa to it!"

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"Great base for healthy vegetarian burritos...I must admit I changed the recipe quite a bit..added 2 fresh jalepenos, red onion and use rotel instead of diced tomatoes and taco seasoning instead of the separate seasonings listed and no rice...I also omitted the cheese topping and added sliced avocado instead...delicious!"

Reviewed Apr. 4, 2011

"Pretty basic - Great quick meal . .Didn't enjoy it too much."

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"I used the salsa instead of tomatoes and it was really quite good and really easy."

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