How to Make Beef and Bean Burritos

Indulge in the ultimate flavor fiesta with our mouthwatering beef and bean burritos! These zesty delights will transport your taste buds to a sizzlin’ Tex-Mex paradise.

These Cheesy Beef and Bean Burritos make a great lunch, dinner or snack on-the-go. They are freezer friendly and reheat easily in the microwave.

Craving a taste sensation that will transport you straight to flavor paradise? Look no further! Our zesty beef and bean burritos are the ultimate Tex-Mex delight. Packed with savory goodness and a kick of spice, each bite is a fiesta of bold flavors and hearty satisfaction. Whether you’re seeking a quick lunch or a crowd-pleasing dinner, our mouthwatering burritos will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.


Crafted with the finest ingredients, our beef and bean burritos feature succulent beef, flavorful beans, zesty spices, and a medley of fresh herbs. Each bite is a harmonious blend of savory flavors that will leave you craving for more.

  • Ground beef
  • homemade refried beans
  • homemade enchilada sauce
  • Onion
  • Chili powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Mexican oregano
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Flour Tortillas Shells

How to Make Beef and Bean Burritos

Preparing our beef and bean burritos is a breeze! Simply heat them in the oven or microwave until warm and enjoy. Whether it’s a quick meal or a party appetizer, these burritos are ready to satisfy your hunger and delight your taste buds.

  1. Make the Filling.
  2. Fill the Burritos.
  3. Enjoy!

Recipe tips and kitchen tricks

  1. When making beef and bean burritos, consider adding a squeeze of fresh lime juice to enhance the flavors and add a refreshing citrus twist.
  2. To add a smoky depth of flavor, briefly toast the tortillas on a dry skillet before assembling the burritos.
  3. For a creamy and indulgent touch, spread a layer of guacamole or sour cream on the tortilla before adding the beef and bean filling.
  4. If you prefer a milder spice level, remove the seeds and membranes from the chili peppers before adding them to the filling mixture.
  5. Experiment with different types of beans, such as black beans or pinto beans, to add variety and depth to your burritos.
  6. To prevent the burritos from getting soggy, avoid overfilling them with too much sauce or liquid-based ingredients. Opt for thicker sauces or drain excess liquid from the filling.
  7. Customize your burritos by adding extra toppings like shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, or sliced jalapeños for added flavor and texture.

Recipe Variations

  1. Vegetarian Twist: Swap the beef with sautéed vegetables like bell peppers, onions, and zucchini for a flavorful vegetarian option.
  2. Chicken and Bean Combo: Replace the beef with cooked and shredded chicken for a lighter protein alternative.
  3. Spicy Chipotle: Incorporate chipotle peppers in adobo sauce into the filling mixture for a smoky and spicy kick.
  4. Breakfast Burritos: Whip up a delicious morning treat by adding scrambled eggs, diced potatoes, and crispy bacon to the beef and bean filling.
  5. Tex-Mex Enchilada Style: Instead of rolling the burritos, layer them in a baking dish, smother them with enchilada sauce, sprinkle cheese on top, and bake until golden and bubbly.
  6. Guacamole Burritos: Enhance the creaminess by adding a dollop of homemade guacamole to the filling, along with the beef and beans, for a burst of avocado goodness.

Serving Suggestions

  1. Serve the beef and bean burritos with a side of Mexican rice and a fresh green salad for a complete and satisfying meal.
  2. Pair the burritos with a bowl of creamy refried beans and top them with a sprinkle of crumbled queso fresco for an authentic Mexican feast.
  3. Create a build-your-own burrito bar by setting out a variety of toppings such as diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, shredded lettuce, sour cream, and salsa. Let everyone customize their burritos to their liking.
  4. For a party or gathering, slice the burritos into bite-sized pinwheels and serve them as appetizers. Arrange them on a platter with toothpicks for easy grabbing.
  5. Serve the burritos alongside a bowl of homemade chunky salsa and a bowl of guacamole for dipping. It’s a great option for casual snacking or game-day gatherings.
These Cheesy Beef and Bean Burritos make a great lunch, dinner or snack on-the-go. They are freezer friendly and reheat easily in the microwave.

frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Q: How do I reheat beef and bean burritos? A: To reheat beef and bean burritos, wrap them in foil and place them in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 15-20 minutes until heated through. Alternatively, you can microwave them on a microwave-safe plate for 1-2 minutes per burrito, rotating halfway through.

Q: Can I freeze beef and bean burritos? A: Yes, beef and bean burritos can be frozen for future enjoyment. Wrap each burrito tightly in plastic wrap or foil, place them in a freezer-safe bag, and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Q: Are beef and bean burritos gluten-free? A: It depends on the ingredients used. If gluten-free tortillas and gluten-free beans and spices are used, then the burritos can be gluten-free. Always check the labels of your ingredients or opt for certified gluten-free products to ensure they meet your dietary needs.

Q: Can I substitute the beef with another protein? A: Absolutely! The beef in the recipe can be substituted with other proteins like chicken, pork, or even tofu for a vegetarian option. Adjust the cooking time accordingly to ensure the protein is cooked through.

Q: Can I make beef and bean burritos ahead of time? A: Yes, you can assemble the burritos ahead of time and refrigerate them, tightly wrapped, for up to 24 hours before cooking or reheating. This makes them a convenient option for meal prepping or planning ahead for busy days.

Wine and Cocktail Pairings

Wine Pairings:

  1. Red Wine: A medium-bodied red wine like a Merlot or Malbec pairs well with beef and bean burritos. The fruity notes and subtle tannins complement the savory flavors of the dish.
  2. Rosé Wine: For a lighter and more refreshing option, dry or off-dry rosé wine can be a great match. Its crispness and subtle fruitiness enhance the flavors of the burritos without overpowering them.
  3. Mexican Lager: While not a wine, a cold Mexican lager is a popular choice to pair with beef and bean burritos. The crispness and mild bitterness of the beer provides a refreshing contrast to the rich flavors of the dish.

Cocktail Pairings:

  1. Margarita: The classic tequila-based Margarita is a fantastic companion to beef and bean burritos. Its tangy citrus flavors and a hint of sweetness complement the savory elements of the dish.
  2. Paloma: A refreshing Paloma cocktail made with grapefruit soda and tequila is another excellent choice. The citrusy and slightly bitter notes of the drink complement the flavors of the burritos.
  3. Michelada: For those who enjoy a little spice, a Michelada is a fantastic pairing. This Mexican beer cocktail combines beer, lime juice, hot sauce, and other savory seasonings, offering a bold and flavorful contrast to the burritos.
These Cheesy Beef and Bean Burritos make a great lunch, dinner or snack on-the-go. They are freezer friendly and reheat easily in the microwave.

Cheesy Beef and Bean Burritos

Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
These Cheesy Beef and Bean Burritos make a great lunch, dinner or snack on-the-go. They are freezer friendly and reheat easily in the microwave.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 20
Calories 319 kcal


  • 2 pounds ground beef (80% lean) or ground chicken, turkey or tofu crumbles
  • 4 cups homemade refried beans OR 2 (15-ounce) cans
  • 2 cups homemade enchilada sauce OR 1 (15-ounce) can
  • 1/3 cup sweet onion , diced
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano OR 1/2 tsp of regular Italian oregano
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup water , for thinning the filling, if needed
  • 20 large tortillas (Burrito sized)


  • To Make the Filling: Brown the ground beef together with onion. Once the meat is brown, drain off the fat and add all of the spices and the refried beans. Mix to incorporate. Once it is heated through, add the enchilada sauce. Stir to combine. Once that is heated through, cover with shredded cheese and mix to combine. Once the mixture is fully heated and the cheese is melted, decided if you need to thin out the filling. If so, add the 1/2 cup of water. If you are happy with the consistency, omit the water.
  • Bring the mixture to a low simmer. Continue to cook for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld and develop. Then remove from the heat and set aside.
  • To Fill the Burritos: Spoon 1/4-cup of the meat mixture onto the center of a tortilla shell. Wrap the burrito by folding in the sides and rolling up tightly. I do this by folding in the sides on the ends of the filling first. I then fold the bottom half of the shell over the filling, pressing it firmly towards me and then rolling toward the top.
  • To freeze: I wrap each burrito in a piece of foil. I allow the burritos to cool completely and then I place them in two airtight zip-top freezer bags. These store in the freezer for up to 3 months.To serve: Remove foil and heat in the microwave for about 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds. Rotate the burrito and check to see if it’s heated through. If not, heat for another 15-30 seconds. Microwave times vary due to size and type of microwave being used.


Serving: 1burritoCalories: 319kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 17gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 949mgPotassium: 202mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 490IUVitamin C: 1mgVitamin D: 1µgVitamin E: 1mgVitamin K: 3µgCalcium: 182mgFolate: 44µgIron: 3mgZinc: 3mg
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3 thoughts on “How to Make Beef and Bean Burritos”

  1. these taste like the burritos I buy in the frozen food section only healthy for me! I used canned refried beans but they still were excellent.


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