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Refried Bean and Cheese Burrito
with romaine salad

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Anyone else have a soft-spot for a certain fast food chain's bean and cheese burritos? We couldn't resist trying to recreate this simple, budget-friendly meal at home and hope you're as satisfied with the results as we are. 
Smarts: If you want to keep these as close to the fast food favorite as possible, be sure to use red enchilada sauce in the filling and wrap the burritos in foil before you bake them so that they stay soft. If you just want a delicious dinner, any of the substitutes we mention and baking them right on the sheet pan (which will make them slightly crisp) work great.

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Refried Bean and Cheese Burrito:
  • Beans, refried (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can
  • Enchilada sauce, red - 1/2 cup (sub salsa)
  • Onions, medium and white - 1/4, diced
  • Tortillas, burrito-sized flour - 4
  • Cheese, shredded cheddar or Mexican blend - 4 oz
  • Foil (opt) - for baking
  • Sour cream (opt) - for serving
Romaine Salad:
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
  • Vinegar, red wine - 2 tsp
  • Cumin, ground - 1/4 tsp
  • Honey - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 3 Tbsp
  • Lettuce, romaine - 1 head, shredded
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Cucumbers - 8 oz, chopped
  • Pepitas / pumpkin seeds - 1/4 cup

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Prep

  1. Make filling - Combine beans and enchilada sauce. Taste and season with some salt and pepper, if needed. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together lime juice, vinegar, cumin, and honey. Add oil while whisking. Season with a pinch of salt. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Lettuce / Green onions / Cucumbers / Onions - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 350F / 177C degrees.

  2. Spread tortillas out on a flat surface. Divide bean mixture between tortillas. Add onions and cheese. Wrap up tortillas, folding the ends to fully enclose the filling. If you’d like the tortillas to stay soft in the oven, wrap each burrito in foil (this is optional; if you skip the foil the tortillas will get slightly crisp as they bake).

  3. Spread the burritos out on a sheet pan (seam side facing down if they’re not wrapped in foil).

  4. Bake until filling is hot and cheese is melted, 12 minutes for unwrapped burritos and 17 minutes for wrapped.

  5. Toss lettuce, green onions, cucumbers, and pepitas in vinaigrette until dressed to your liking.

  6. Serve burritos with sour cream for dipping and salad on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (33)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (6)
Vegetarian (6)

Most Helpful

This was so tasty! Definitely taco bell vibes. It was so quick and tasty. We added some chili lime corn chip for some extra crunch and trashy drive through vibes. I'm sure this will enter our regular rotation.

By: Tessa
Posted: Jul 03, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
1 Helpful

22 reviews

This was such a great quick comfort food meal. I used a spicy salsa instead of enchilada sauce, and that worked well and gave the burrito a nice kick.

By: Melissa
Posted: Nov 03, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I made a few changes without compromising maintained the integrity of the recipe and I loved it. I used refried black beans instead of regular, made my own enchilada sauce from scratch, hand shredded cheddar cheese, and used whole wheat tortillas. These came together quickly and felt soooo sinful but they’re not! Loved the vinaigrette on the side salad as well. Will make again for sure.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Oct 28, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was really good, we took it up a notch by making homemade refried beans and steaming the tortillas. Also an addition of pepper jack with colby jack and an adequate amount of enchilada sauce and it was perfection! So much better than any fast food place could do!! Exactly what I was hoping for!

By: Cameron
Posted: Sep 23, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Really really good - leftovers for lunch next day

By: Jeanne
Posted: Sep 10, 2022
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Easy, yum, everyone loved & said “throw it in the weeknight quick & easy rotation” had mojo pork in freezer made on side for a meat eater. Will be easy to vary.

By: Jessie
Posted: Aug 03, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Quick, easy, and filling. We used salsa instead of enchilada sauce and thought that worked just fine.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Aug 02, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful