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Beef and Bean Burritos

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + freezing Cook: 5 min./batch


16 servings

This recipe made it through the pickiest taste testers: my kids! They absolutely hate beans, but love, love, love these plump burritos. —Mindy Culver, Post Falls, Idaho
Beef and Bean Burritos Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) refried beans
  • 3 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend or cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/3 cups enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 16 flour tortillas (10 inches), warmed
  • Optional toppings: shredded Mexican cheese blend, sour cream, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and sliced ripe olives


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Return to pan; add the beans, cheese, enchilada sauce, water, onion and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Spoon 1/2 cup filling off center on each tortilla. Fold sides and end over filling and roll up.
  3. Freeze option: Wrap individually in paper towels, then foil. Transfer to a resealable plastic bag. May be frozen for up to 2 months. To use, unwrap foil. Place paper towel-wrapped burritos on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high until heated through, 3-4 minutes. Serve with toppings of your choice.

Nutrition Facts

1 burrito (calculated without toppings): 462 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 867mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 10g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • lysiane
    Aug 16, 2020

    We used to buy the frozen kind but not anymore. These were easy to make and delicious!

  • aliwhitsiv
    Aug 4, 2013

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  • beccar1778
    Jul 25, 2013

    This recipe was easy and delicious. I made it last night and my kids loved it. The filling for the burritos was so tasty. I rolled up the burritos then made a toppings bar to serve with it. So the kids had a blast putting the condiments on it. I used the left over burrito filling the next day and made the kids nachos. This recipe is going into my go to recipe binder.

  • 2princesses2luv
    Jun 10, 2013

    My daughter made these for dinner & they were great! I'm excited to have extras in the freezer for easy to grab lunches or dinners.

  • CCKitchen
    Mar 16, 2013

    These have a wonderful flavor. They definitely beat out my favorite combination burrito with one of the national taco chains! I will always keep a batch of these ready in the freezer. Thank you Mindy for the recipe!

  • glburt
    Mar 5, 2013

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  • Hayley2003
    Nov 25, 2012

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  • 7vanepps
    Aug 3, 2012

    This was pretty easy to make

  • jfixoye
    Mar 8, 2012

    Fantastic! Easy to make, reheats wonderfully, filling, and the recipe makes enough for many meals. Making it for the 2nd time right now!

  • ozborne
    Oct 22, 2011

    These were perfect! Delicious - thank you for many happy lunches :-) and more to come!