Microwave Black Bean Burritos Recipe
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Microwave Black Bean Burritos Recipe

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“I found this recipe when searching for a quick and easy dish. After making it just once, we were hooked! The zesty flavor was a great surprise," writes Amy Chop from Eufaula, Alabama.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Salsa and sour cream

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 534 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 1057mg sodium, 71g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 6g fiber), 22g protein.


  1. Place beans in a large microwave-safe bowl; mash lightly. Stir in the chilies, onion, peppers, oil, chili powder, garlic, oregano, cumin and salt. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through, stirring once.
  2. Spread about 1/4 cup bean mixture down the center of each tortilla. Top with 2 tablespoons cheese; roll up. Place seam side down in an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. microwave-safe dish.
  3. Cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave on high for 25-40 seconds or until heated through. Serve with salsa and sour cream. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Black Bean Burritos in Simple & Delicious March/April 2008, p26

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[email protected] User ID: 1202636 209225
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"Very quick and easy! I added fresh tomatoes after the final nuking in the microwave."

Villette User ID: 7361525 98275
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2013

"Very good. We didn't have any Monterey Jack on hand, so I used cheddar and pepper jack and it was quite tasty. Super fast and easy."

MelissaB22 User ID: 1388739 76240
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013

"wonderful flavor. i added 1/4 c. chopped tomato and served them on multigrain flat bread."

hector3918 User ID: 6332820 172366
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2012

"What wonderful flavors in this recipe. I am not a big vegetarian but I really enjoyed how filling this recipe was. An added bonus was the easy clean up."

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 108235
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2011

"Husband said these are definite keepers! I admit, they had a fantastic flavor and I loved that it was quick and easy to make."

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