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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 (17)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (3)

12 reviews

A nice, easy meal without a lot of fuss.

By: Katrina
Posted: Jul 02, 2022
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Simple and tasty, added hot sauce. Ours kind of fell apart so was more of a fork and knife affair. Salad was really tasty!

By: Emily
Posted: Jul 01, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The vinaigrette was really tasty.

By: Alana
Posted: Jun 30, 2022
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

It was quite good, however it is not spicy. I loved that I could taste the flavor from the enchilada sauce. My husband wanted more spice to it.

By: Timothy
Posted: Jun 30, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Loved this! Made extra to put in the freezer for when the craving hits for that particular fast food restaurant 😉

By: Delaney
Posted: Jun 30, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

I’d probably want to add some sautéed veg to this in the future. Used puréed salsa in lieu of enchilada sauce. Quick, tasty meal, but we wanted a little more structure to the filling.

By: Jackie
Posted: Jun 30, 2022
Diet: Original
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