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Perfect-Best Burrito

Updated on September 10, 2014
The Perfect, Best Burrito
The Perfect, Best Burrito

When I was newly married, I went to my best friend's apartment. She was also newly married, and we both loved to cook and needed to do it on a budget. She had a pot of pinto beans on the stove. She made burritos by smashing the hot pinto beans down the center of a tortilla, putting onions on the beans then smeared sour cream and sprinkled shredded cheese on top and folded the tortilla. It was so delicious!

Over the years, I have played with the recipe. There are so many ways you can make a burrito. I want to share what I believe is the perfected, best burrito to my taste buds. I do not like any meat on my burrito, but it is all optional. The great thing about a homemade burrito is that everything is on the side and each burrito can be personalized.

You can also spread all ingredients over the entire tortilla and cover it with another and some shredded cheese. Slice it like a pie and serve it as an appetizer. It is always a hit, and it is a great way for others to sample your favorite burrito recipe.

I prefer the burrito over the appetizer because I don't have to share it. The layering is very important to me. I love biting into my burrito and tasting one layer then the next, ending up with all ingredients in one scrumptious bite.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15

Total Time: 20

Serves: 8

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Ingredients

  • Pkg large tortillas
  • 1 can fat free refried beans
  • 1/2 an onion - chopped
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Shredded Colby and Jack Cheese (or any type of cheese you love)
  • Sliced Green Olives
  • Sliced Black Olives
  • Optional: Guacamole - I love it, but I don't always have it on hand

Instructions

  1. Chop onions
  2. Slice black and green olives
  3. Place tortilla on plate
  4. Spread refried beans down the center of tortilla leaving plenty of space on three sides for folding after all ingredients are added
  5. Place chopped onion on beans - to taste
  6. Spread sour cream on top of onions - to taste
  7. Spread salsa on sour cream - to taste
  8. Sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese
  9. Add black olives - to taste
  10. Add green olives - to taste
  11. Sprinkle another layer of shredded cheese
  12. Place in microwave for 35 seconds
  13. Fold bottom of tortilla up then fold the sides inward
  14. Microwave an additional 35 seconds
  15. Be careful that you do not burn yourself when removing plate or do what I do and use a paper plate with a backer
  16. Get a napkin and enjoy!
Cuisinart Contour Ceramic Sharper than Steel 4-Piece Knife & Sheath Set
Cuisinart Contour Ceramic Sharper than Steel 4-Piece Knife & Sheath Set

My two favorite knives. Always sharp and great for chopping and slicing.

 

Do you have a special way to make a burrito?

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @bdkz: YAHOO!! Thank you! :-)

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @Flora Crew: It is delicious with the homemade-mashed beans! That is how I ate my first burrito. :-)

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      Flora Crew 3 years ago from Evanston, Illinois

      Sounds good. I also like the idea of smashing the pinto beans myself.

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @smine27: They are extremely easy! I think you will love them. :-)

      Thanks for dropping by!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I love burritos but never made them myself. Looks easy enough though. Thanks for sharing!

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @DebMartin: Yeah, you can control how much you want of each ingredient on this burrito, or the ingredients will stay good in the frig for several days. I love to make enough for the whole package of tortillas and eat it on and off throughout the week. :-)

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @esmonaco: Actually, I think that sounds pretty good! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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      DebMartin 3 years ago

      I enjoy easy recipes like this as I'm generally cooking for one and quick and simple allows me to have variety in my diet. If I cook a big, more complicated meal, it's wonderful but I'm easting it forever!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Now you're going to think I'm crazy. Here is what I make for my grandson, spread some peanut butter on your tortilla, put in the microwave for 12 seconds, take it out and add your favorite jelly, then roll it up like a burrito and enjoy. My grandson loves them.

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Yummy! Olives sound great on it too! I'll try this one this week!

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @VioletteRose LM: I have used black beans before, too, and they make a delicious burrito!

      Thanks for dropping by!! :-)

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @sierradawn lm: Eggs would be a wonderful addition!!

      Thanks for dropping by! :-)

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      sierradawn lm 3 years ago

      I had quite forgotten how much I love burritos! I am reading this lens before having my breakfast, and now I find myself wanting a burrito just like yours, but I want to add some scrambled eggs to it too. Going to go stop squidoodling and go fix it now, because reading this lens sure made me hungry!

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      VioletteRose LM 3 years ago

      looks delicious, I love it with black beans

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @SusanDeppner: The napkin is a must! LOL I use homemade salsa, so they can be pretty "juicy." Our kids are gone, too. They were fun to prepare and watch the kids experiment with what they added to their burrito.

      Thanks so much for dropping by! :-)

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Glad you included the napkin in the instructions - my mouth is watering. Yum! And funny, just yesterday I was thinking about burritos, wondering why I don't make them much anymore (probably because the kids are grown and gone). Thanks for waking up my taste buds!

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @Susan Zutautas: Thanks, Susan! When my kids were little, it was fun to let them make their own burritos. It is also easy to keep in the refrigerator and to eat it anytime... Even in the middle of the night... not that I HAVE EVER done that!! LOL

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @nightbear lm: Hi NightBear! I love it for both those reasons: it is simple and it is definitely delicious!! :-)

      Thanks for dropping by! :-)

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      Susan Holland 3 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      @Nancy Hardin: Nancy, I truly enjoyed it when I made it. It is so easy, and I love to make it and take it for lunch. The ingredients last long enough to use 2 - 3 days, and up to a week if you are alone. Yes, I could eat these for a week. LOL

      Thanks so much for dropping by!! :-)

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      When I lived in California I was fortunate to have a few friends that were Mexican and loved to cook :) I've loved Mexican food ever since. Your burrito's look and sound delicious!

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      nightbear lm 3 years ago

      Oh gosh, how wonderful that something so simple sounds so delicious. I'll be having this soon. thank you.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Sholland10, I make mine somewhat like this, but yours sounds better for some reason! I'll bookmark the recipe, and I also like your tip about making it like a pie and serving wedges for an appetizer. Good recipe and it's making me hungry right now!