Crispy Bean and Cheese Burritos Recipe

This quick and easy recipe is too good not to share. Our crispy bean and cheese burritos have the wonderful Mexican tastes but can be made so quickly! You will not be disappointed and the kids will love it.
Crispy Bean and Cheese Burritos Recipe

Sometimes a homemade burrito recipe can be daunting and time-consuming. Not this one! You can make this one in a half hour or less and still enjoy a lot of great flavors.

Ingredients needed for these Bean and Cheese Burritos:

  1. Boil in bag brown rice
  2. Salsa
  3. Cilantro
  4. Avocado
  5. Lime juice
  6. Flour tortillas, taco size
  7. Shredded Mexican blend cheese
  8. Black beans

If you want to give this recipe a little extra special touch, you can even make your own tortillas. While our first instinct might be to buy them, you can make tortillas fairly easy with this homemade tortillas recipe from Taste of Home. 

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Be sure to have these items as well for these healthy burritos:

  • Medium pan
  • Colander (THIS is a great one!)
  • Medium bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • Knife
  • Measuring cups
  • Large nonstick skillet (one like THIS would work great)
  • Spatula

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How to make our easy homemade Crispy Bean and Cheese Burritos recipe:

When starting this recipe, begin by cooking the boil in a bag rice according to the directions on the package. This should take about 10 minutes. 

Then, drain the rice and place it in a medium size bowl. 

Rice and Salsa mixture with ingredients in a white bowl

Add the cup of salsa to the rice, along with the cilantro and mix it all together well. 

Rice and Bean mixture in a white mixing bowl

Next, take your ripe avocado and dice it up. After it is cut up, place it in a bowl and add the fresh lime juice to the avocado and toss it until the avocado is covered. 

Now, place the six tortillas on your counter and sprinkle ⅓ cup of shredded cheese in the center on each shell.

Ingredients for the inside of Crispy Bean and Cheese Burritos

 Next, add a ¼ cup of the strained and washed black beans on each shell on top of the cheese. 

After that is done, scoop another ⅓ cup of the rice mixture on top of the beans for each of the shells. 

To finish building, spread the avocado evenly amongst the six shells. 

Now, fold in one side, then its opposite side, then begin to roll the bottom up to the top to keep the filling inside making your burrito shape. 

Then, spray the tops and bottoms of the burritos with nonstick cooking spray. 

Crispy Bean and Cheese Burritos in a frying pan

On a large nonstick skillet pan, heated to medium-high heat, place three of the burritos seams down for about 1 minute on each side or until they begin to get golden brown and crispy. 

Once those three are done, do the same for the remaining three, then eat and enjoy!

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Crispy Bean and Cheese Burrito broken in half with one hand holding a half

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Serves:
6

Crispy Bean and Cheese Burritos Recipe

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5 from 1 vote

Mexican cuisine made easy! These are so easy to throw together and the result never disappoints!
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
14 minutes
Total Time
24 minutes

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Ingredients

  • 1 3.5 ounce boil in bag brown rice
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/3 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 6 soft taco flour tortillas
  • 2 cups Mexican blend cheese shredded
  • 1 15.5 ounce can black beans drained and rinsed

Instructions

  • Cook the boil in bag brown rice according to package directions, about 10 minutes.
  • Drain and place in a medium sized bowl, add the salsa and cilantro and mix well, set aside.
  • Put the diced avocado in a bowl and add the fresh lime juice and toss well. Set aside.
  • Place the six tortillas on a work surface. Sprinkle 1/3 cup of shredded cheese in the center of each tortilla in a 3 inch strip. Top the cheese with 1/4 cup of black beans.
  • Then place a heaping 1/3 cup of the rice mixture over the beans.
  • Divide the avocado over the six tortillas.
  • Fold up opposite sides and then the bottom and roll up to enclose the filling.
  • Coat the top and bottom of the burritos with non-stick cooking spray. Place 3 burritos in the skillet seam side down. Cook for about 1 minute or until lightly browned and crisp. Turn the burritos and cook another minute until golden brown. Repeat with 3 remaining burritos.

Notes

  • If you want to give this recipe a little extra special touch, you can even make your own tortillas.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 g
·
Calories: 263 kcal
·
Carbohydrates: 23 g
·
Protein: 13 g
·
Fat: 14 g
·
Saturated Fat: 6 g
·
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
·
Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g
·
Cholesterol: 23 mg
·
Sodium: 804 mg
·
Potassium: 375 mg
·
Fiber: 4 g
·
Sugar: 4 g
·
Vitamin A: 537 IU
·
Vitamin C: 5 mg
·
Calcium: 478 mg
·
Iron: 1 mg

Equipment

  • Medium Pan
  • colander
  • Medium Bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • Large Skillet

Recipe Details

Course:
Main Course
Cuisine:
Mexican

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