Bean Burritos

Easy Bean Burritos at The Happy Housewife

I made this dish as part of my use up all food in the house menu plan. I have to say it was a huge hit! After eating it, I told my husband I didn’t even think we could go out for Mexican again! This meal was so delicious and so cheap!

Bean Burritos

Yield 6


  • Homemade or Canned Refried Beans
  • Shredded Cheese (I used a combination of colby jack and asiago, I really think the asiago made all the difference)
  • Diced onions
  • Salsa
  • Enchilada Sauce
  • Tortillas


  1. Spread beans on a tortilla and add diced onions.
  2. Add salsa and enchilada sauce.
  3. Sprinkle on cheese.
  4. Roll up and place in a greased pan.
  5. Pour remaining enchilada sauce on the top of the burritos and sprinkle with cheese. Or, if you are me, cover with cheese.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Courses Main Dish

homemade refried beans

I use homemade refried beans (so easy!) and homemade tortillas when I’m in the mood to spend a little extra time in the kitchen. When I need a quick meal I’ll use ready made products (or pull the homemade items from my freezer and they are still so good!

You’ll never go out for Mexican again!



  1. My fiance and I make these quite a bit!! They’re so tasty and since I’m not a big meat eater, I still get to enjoy mexican food. We usually make Alton Brown’s guacamole with it as well. TASTY!

  2. OMG I totally JUST made the exact same thing for dinner tonight!!! LOL I took my refried beans, salsa and leftover spanish rice, mixed everything together, filled the tortillas and covered with enchilada sauce. Covered with cheese and baked. They were DELICIOUS!!! Great minds think alike! 🙂

  3. yummy! thanks for the idea 🙂

  4. Rhonda Hall says:

    Sounds quick and easy, I’ll try this for Friday’s dinner..Thanks

  5. This combo is also good if you throw in your leftover sweet potato or butternut squash mashed—sounds freaky I know, but sweet potato and black beans with cheese is the BEST burrito! I don’t even bother with sauce or onions or baking. I just microwave my leftovers and slap them in a tortilla for a fast lunch.

  6. MrsJohnson says:

    These are so yummy! We do the same thing. I even make it for lunch sometimes since my hubby comes home for lunch every day.

  7. I have tried to make homemade refried beans several times with different recipes and have never been pleased with the outcome. Do you have a tried and true recipe?

  8. Ohh maybe if I call these BurriToes maybe my kids will eat them, lol

  9. We make an even easier version. I throw a can of refried beans ($1), some cheese (probably $0.75 worth), and some taco sauce ($1 for the whole bottle, so probably $0.25) in a pot and heat it until the cheese melts. I microwave the whole wheat tortillas ($2) to warm them and then just roll them up and put them on plates at the stove. My husband adds extra hot sauce to his and I add extra mild. Much better than the ones at taco bell, easier, healthier, and so cheap! (plus we don’t like onions, so we can leave them out) We probably have this about 1x per week, and the kids will even eat it, plus I usually have enough leftover for lunch the next day! We add in some fruit or veggies and it’s a good meal- for about $0.50 per serving).

  10. Oh, wet burritos! The memories… 🙂

  11. Is it possible to freeze this recipe? I have been doing some OMC (still kind of new at it) and my husband loves bean burritos for lunch when he is home. It would be wonderful if I could cook up a batch to last the month.

  12. These sound delicious! I am on bedrest so am looking for cheap and easy recipes for my hubby to make us for dinner. Of course being pregnant I am now craving bean burritos. lol

    Thanks for the great recipe! Yum!

  13. We do different variations on this recipe all the time. It all depends on what I have in the house – different types of meat, cheese, beans, sauces, etc. It’s really hard to go wrong with Mexican!

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  16. This turned out pretty good. I’m just not a huge fan of the red enchilada sauce and I think next time I may try the green chile enchilada sauce I saw in the store. For a cheap, but fairly healthy meal full of protein I would definately make again!

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