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Refried Bean Burrito Recipe: A Vegetarian Family Dinner in Under 20 Minutes

Updated on March 18, 2012
Refried bean burritos
Refried bean burritos | Source

I love to cook, but there are some nights after work that I would rather not spend more than 20 minutes in the kitchen. On those evenings, I like to have ingredients on hand for meals that can be prepared quickly and easily.

One of my favorite recipes for such an occasion is refried bean burritos. The best part is no one in my family complains that I didn't spend a long time making dinner because this meal tastes just as good as if I had. I hope you and your family will enjoy it too!

Essential ingredients for refried bean burritos
Essential ingredients for refried bean burritos | Source

Essential Ingredients

The bare essentials for making homemade refried bean burritos are the following:

  • Tortillas
  • Refried beans (be sure they are vegetarian, many canned varieties contain animal lard)
  • Salsa
  • Shredded cheese
  • Plain non-fat Greek yogurt (a healthy alternative to sour cream)
  • Taco seasoning (How to make homemade taco seasoning)

Deluxe edition: ingredients for refried bean burritos
Deluxe edition: ingredients for refried bean burritos | Source

Additional (Optional) Ingredients

If you'd like to "beef" up your bean burritos, I suggest adding the following ingredients, in addition to the necessary ingredients listed above:

  • Baby spinach
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sliced black olives
  • Avocado, or guacamole
  • Tortilla chips


  1. Heat refried beans in pan
  2. Add a little water (1-2 teaspoons) and taco seasoning to taste
  3. Lightly heat wrap & melt cheese in oven on low temperature or in microwave
  4. Add desired ingredients from above
  5. Fold outside edges of wrap in and then roll into a burrito

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      veggie-mom 5 years ago

      Thank you, Imogen French! Yes, these ingredients are definitely good ones to keep on hand.

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      Imogen French 5 years ago from Southwest England

      what a good idea - this sounds really tasty. These are all nice easy ingredients to keep in store, and a useful recipe if you're in a hurry. thanks for sharing :)

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      veggie-mom 5 years ago

      Thanks, Global-Chica, I really Mexican food too. I hope you and your boyfriend enjoy the bean burritos!

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      Anna 5 years ago from New York, NY

      This burrito recipe sounds delicious. I am bookmarking it so it's saved and I can make it as soon as I get a chance. My boyfriend is going to love it because he often ate bean burritos when he was doing his MBA in California but now that we're in Portugal, there's not many Mexican options. Thanks so much for sharing!