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5 from 2 votes

Bean and Cheese Burritos

Classic bean and cheese burritos! These comforting burritos are loaded up with creamy refried beans, gooey cheese and a spicy red sauce. Perfect for serving to the family, this meal comes together in less than 30 minutes!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex Mex
Servings: 10
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Serene




  • 1 cup red enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups mild cheddar cheese shredded
  • 10 flour tortillas 10 inch


  • Preheat oven to 350℉. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a medium size pot, add the refried beans and heat over medium heat.
  • Stir in the chicken broth to get desired consistency, should be smooth and not thick or chunky, the amount needed can vary depending on the brand of beans you are using. 
  • Add in the seasonings and stir to combine. Taste and adjust as needed.
  • Lay one tortilla flat on a clean work surface. 
  • Spread a layer of refried beans, about 1/3 cup, then top with 2 tbsp of the red sauce. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese. 
  • Fold the bottom and top of the tortilla over while rolling to form the burritos. Lay the folded burrito on the baking sheet, seam side down. 
  • Continue until all burritos are filled and rolled and on the baking sheet. 
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, tortillas will be slightly tanned and crisp on the bottom. 
  • Let cool for several minutes before serving, filling will be hot. 
  • Serve with additional red sauce or favorite hot sauce, sour cream, or guacamole



  • Beans: use homemade refried beans for this recipe if you want and have some on hand.
  • Red Sauce: this is simply canned enchilada sauce, if you are familiar with a certain fast food chain that serves up classic bean burritos, you know about the red sauce they have in them. I have found that canned Old El Paso Mild or Medium Enchilada Sauce has pretty much the exact same flavoring.
  • Tortillas: to save time you can use store bought or buy some tortillas from your favorite Mexican or Tex Mex restaurant (usually places like that make their own and will sell them daily), or make your own at home following my Homemade Flour Tortilla recipe.
  • Tortillas not folding: if you're having a hard time folding the tortillas heat them slightly, you can heat in a skillet on the stovetop or place in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds.
  • Freezing: these freeze beautifully, making it a great option for a freezer meal. Follow the instructions and cook the burritos. Then let cool completely to room temperature. Wrap each individual burrito in foil then store in a freezer safe bag or container for up to 6 months. Reheat by placing wrapped burritos on a baking sheet and baking in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes or until warmed through. OR you can heat on the stovetop in a skillet. This ensures that the tortilla is nice and crispy and not soggy.


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 657mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 402IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 1mg