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Easy Peasy Bean and Beef Burritos

Updated on February 6, 2014
Easy Peasy Bean and Beef Burritos
Easy Peasy Bean and Beef Burritos | Source
5 stars from 1 rating of Bean and Beef Burritos

This is one of my family's go to dishes for busy evenings, or when neither of us wants to make dinner.

It's super easy to prepare (See my article on Preparing Your Hamburger Meat Ahead of Time), super easy to compile, and even easier to eat.

How can you go wrong with tortillas, beans, cheese and hamburger meat?

Of course, we make a great deal of quick and easy Mexican dishes in our home, using all of the same familiar ingredients.

On any given day you might find us making Avocado Chicken Tacos, Chicken Velveeta Enchiladas, Chicken and Cheese Flautas, Crock Pot Taco Soup, Mexican Pizza, Chicken Tortilla Casserole, and even Chicken Tortilla Soup.

Man, speaking of all of those dishes is making me hungry right now! It's hard being skinny when you love food so much.

And you can really make this your own! We use white cheese because it has less fat and is healthier, we make our own Homemade Tortillas, Fresh Homemade Tomato Salsa, and even Quick and Easy Creamy Guacamole Dip to eat with our burritos.

I'm sure there's even a recipe for making your own refried beans. You can even add a horde of other delicious vegetables and toppings to make your family happy!

Let's get to making them and enjoy!

Step One: Thaw your pre-cooked hamburger meat
Step One: Thaw your pre-cooked hamburger meat | Source
Step Two: Set out your ingredients
Step Two: Set out your ingredients | Source
Step Three: Open up your can of refried beans
Step Three: Open up your can of refried beans | Source
Step Four: Pour it into a microwave-safe bowl
Step Four: Pour it into a microwave-safe bowl | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: Serves 4 people 1 burrito

Ingredients

  • 4 regular tortillas, (these are actually corn by the way)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese, any flavor
  • 1 (15oz) can refried beans
  • 1 pound hamburger
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning

Instructions

  1. Assemble all of your ingredients together for your burritos.
  2. If you need to thaw or cook hamburger meat, this is the time to do so.
  3. I thaw mine in the microwave, but it is already cooked. My husband normally cooks all of it upon coming home from the grocery store, and then bags it into separate pounds in sandwich bags for easy use later.
  4. While your meat is thawing/cooking, open up your can of refried beans.
  5. Empty it into a microwaveable bowl and smash it down into the bowl.
  6. Empty your thawed, cooked hamburger into a bowl for serving.
  7. Pop your refried beans into the microwave, cover them, and heat them according to the directions on the can.
  8. You can also do this in a small pot on the stove.
  9. Pour about 2-3 tablespoons of taco seasoning into your hamburger meat and mix thoroughly.
  10. Remove your beans from the microwave and place your needed tortillas on a microwaveable plate.
  11. Microwave them for about 15 seconds just to heat them.
  12. Now you can fill your tortillas.
  13. Start by filling each tortilla with about a cup to a half cup of refried beans and spread down the middle.
  14. Now add about a half cup of seasoned hamburger meat to your burrito, spreading it down the middle with your beans.
  15. Finally, top your burrito with about a half cup of shredded cheese.
  16. Fold the sides of the tortilla over your fillings.
  17. Enjoy!!
  18. Yummy! Yummy!
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Step Five: Microwave covered for two and a half minutes; You could also do this on the stoveStep Six: Pour your hamburger into a bowl and season it with taco seasoningYou only need a couple of tablespoons (however, my husband added more to his burrito at the end, lol)Step Seven: Mix your seasoning into your hamburger; You may need a 1/4 cup of water or soStep Eight: Heat your tortillas for about 15 seconds; You could also do this on the stoveStep Nine: Now we will assemble our burritos; Lay out your tortilla firstStep Ten: Next lay out a good deal of refried beansStep Eleven: Now add a good deal of hamburger meatStep Twelve: Finally, add a good dose of shredded cheese on topStep Thirteen: Wrap each side of your burrito up, and enjoy!! (I secured it with a toothpick to take the picture.lol)
Step Five: Microwave covered for two and a half minutes; You could also do this on the stove
Step Five: Microwave covered for two and a half minutes; You could also do this on the stove | Source
Step Six: Pour your hamburger into a bowl and season it with taco seasoning
Step Six: Pour your hamburger into a bowl and season it with taco seasoning | Source
You only need a couple of tablespoons (however, my husband added more to his burrito at the end, lol)
You only need a couple of tablespoons (however, my husband added more to his burrito at the end, lol) | Source
Step Seven: Mix your seasoning into your hamburger; You may need a 1/4 cup of water or so
Step Seven: Mix your seasoning into your hamburger; You may need a 1/4 cup of water or so | Source
Step Eight: Heat your tortillas for about 15 seconds; You could also do this on the stove
Step Eight: Heat your tortillas for about 15 seconds; You could also do this on the stove | Source
Step Nine: Now we will assemble our burritos; Lay out your tortilla first
Step Nine: Now we will assemble our burritos; Lay out your tortilla first | Source
Step Ten: Next lay out a good deal of refried beans
Step Ten: Next lay out a good deal of refried beans | Source
Step Eleven: Now add a good deal of hamburger meat
Step Eleven: Now add a good deal of hamburger meat | Source
Step Twelve: Finally, add a good dose of shredded cheese on top
Step Twelve: Finally, add a good dose of shredded cheese on top | Source
Step Thirteen: Wrap each side of your burrito up, and enjoy!! (I secured it with a toothpick to take the picture.lol)
Step Thirteen: Wrap each side of your burrito up, and enjoy!! (I secured it with a toothpick to take the picture.lol) | Source

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 medium burrito
Calories 547
Calories from Fat198
% Daily Value *
Fat 22 g34%
Saturated fat 7 g35%
Unsaturated fat 13 g
Carbohydrates 58 g19%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 10 g40%
Protein 28 g56%
Cholesterol 57 mg19%
Sodium 981 mg41%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Personal Review

This is such an easy dinner to throw together in just a few minutes.

When I don't know what else to make, don't have much time to make anything, or am simply just hankering for beef, bean and cheese, this is the perfect dish!

Just as with all of my other recipes, what's great is that you can make this however you want. Include salsa, onions or guacamole. Drizzle queso and chopped tomatoes over the top.

You could even make this a fancier dish by rolling these up like enchiladas, smothering them in sauce and baking them in the over for 10 minutes or so at 350 degrees F.

Our favorite part of this meal is the speed and efficiency with which we can make such a delicious dish for dinner.

I hope you love them as much as we do!!

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      lol You've got great instincts! :) I'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe. I love adding extra vegetables to all of our dishes. Thank you so much for your comment!

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I was thinking all the way down I bet fresh diced tomatoes would really go with this! Then I saw it included in your suggestions. Yum this are another of yours I will add for my quick fixes and I have been wanting an excuse to use the corn tortillas. Thanks for sharing.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      You too! Thank you so much for coming by and visiting. :)

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Another great recipe to save and try out.

      Thank you for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

      Eddy.

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      Victoria Van Ness 3 years ago from Prescott Valley

      :) Even better, it doesn't matter what each of them liked or didn't like because they could make their burrito any way they liked. My recipe for Hawaiian Haystacks is very similar! You should check it out!

      Thank you for the wonderful comments and the great suggestions, as always.

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      kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      You are right, those tortillas are fantastic for those busy days where you have no time to cook! We have one dish like that too where I prepare all the ingredients in different dishes. I prepare small pieces of chicken or beef cooked with some spices, pieces of cucumbers, tomatoes cut in cubes, red pepper also cut into small pieces and tahini sauce. It's easy and fast... and delicious. Sometimes, I even add green onions or black olives. When I prepare that dish when my kids come for several days, it's nice because one of them doesn't like peppers, at one point or another they were vegetarian and to make my life easier... not at the same time ;-)

      I like to cook but those fast meals are great because they stay healthy but the preparations can be done in no time :-)

      Thank you for sharing your recipe! I should add that one to my repertoire!