May 09 2016

Make Your Own Burrito

Published by at 11:08 pm under Family Meals,Foods to Try,lunch,Recipe,Uncategorized


Start by making Refried Beans , then fill a tortilla  as pictured above, folding it so the ingredients are tightly wrapped inside. A 10-inch tortilla works best.


Refried beans

Cooking beans with onion and garlic makes them very flavorful, the name  sounds as if they are very high in fat but they are not. Once prepared  use as the filling for bean burritos or the base of a bean taco.

Prep Time        10 minutes        Total Cook Time 20 to 25 minutes

Makes 8- ½ cup portions


2 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil

1 large onion, about 1 cup chopped

3 garlic cloves, chopped

1/ 2 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon chili powder

3 tablespoons tomato paste

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

2 - 15 ounce cans beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup water


  1. In a large saucepan heat oil add onions, garlic, cumin, and chili powder. Cook 5-8 minutes until onion is soft. Stir in tomato paste, salt and pepper, drained beans and 1 cup of water. Cook on medium heat, stirring occasional until the water cooks away and the beans are thick  about 10 to 15 minutes Taste and add more salt, pepper or chili powder. Serve warm.

Bean Burrito

Total cook time 5 minutes, not including making re-fried beans.

Makes 10 burritos




1 can ( 16 ounce) re-fried beans or re-fried beans from recipe above

8 -10 inch flour tortillas, preferably whole wheat

2 cups shredded cheese

1 cup salsa


  1. Make the re-fried bean recipe above  or heat canned or cold re-fried beans  in a microwave safe dish  1-2 minutes until hot.


  1. Heat tortillas according to package or place in a stack on an oven-safe dish with a cover and microwave on high one minute; keep covered until ready to use.
  2. Place an equal amount of re-fried beans about 1/3 cup on one side of each warm tortilla, top with ¼ cup cheese and 1-2 tablespoons salsa, fold in half or roll tightly  and eat right away .




To freeze: wrap each prepared tortilla in plastic and freeze until ready to reheat.


To reheat: remove from plastic, place on microwave safe dish and heat 60 to 90 seconds on high. In conventional oven: preheat to 350 degrees remove from plastic wrap, wrap in aluminum foil, bake 30 minutes, open foil wrap and bake 10 minutes more until crisp.




Variation, add 1-2 tablespoons cooked corn or cooked brown rice or some of each  to bean mixture before wrapping burrito.






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