Lean, Mean, Bean Burritos

Got a hungry gang? Serve these Mexican-style burritos filled with cheese and beans and served with thick salsa topping.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Ingredients

12
sprigs cilantro, if you like
1
can (8 ounces) refried beans
6
flour tortillas (6 to 8 inches across)
3/4
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Taco sauce or salsa, if you like

  • 1 If you use the cilantro, rinse it in cool water. Pat dry with the paper towels. Cut cilantro into tiny pieces, using the scissors. Save for later (you will need this in step 4).
  • 2 Open the can of refried beans with the can opener. Put the beans in the saucepan. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring a few times with the wooden spoon, until beans are warm.
  • 3 Spread about 3 tablespoons of the beans over each tortilla, using the table knife, until beans are almost to the edges of the tortillas.
  • 4 Sprinkle the cheese evenly over each tortilla. Sprinkle chopped cilantro over cheese.
  • 5 Fold 1 end of each tortilla up about 1 inch over filling. Fold the right and left sides over the folded end so the sides overlap. Fold the remaining end over.
  • 6 Cut each burrito in half, using the sharp knife. Serve with the taco sauce or salsa, if you like.

Expert Tips

Paper towels Kitchen scissors Can opener Small saucepan Wooden spoon Measuring spoons Table knife Measuring cups Sharp knife

Cilantro looks very much like parsley and is often called Mexican or Chinese parsley. It has a cool, slightly sweet flavor that really tastes great with Mexican foods. You can use both the stems and leaves.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Burrito
Calories
415
(
Calories from Fat
205),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
1000mg
1000%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
14%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 3 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.