Quick Bean and Cheese Burrito

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Quick Facts

Servings: 7
A quick meal that can be a life saver on those busy nights. Ingredients are simple and easy to keep on hand. Kids love these burritos.


  • 7 flour tortillas, 10-inch (25cm) diameter
  • Filling:3 1/2 cups fat-free refried beans, (two 16-ounce cans)
  • 1/2 cup green chiles, canned, chopped (one 4-ounce can)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 8 oz reduced fat cheddar cheese*, shredded


  • Preheat over to 400°F (205°C).
  • Prepare filling by mixing refried beans, chilies, cumin and garlic together in a bowl.
  • Grate cheese.
  • Assemble burrito by spooning approximately 1/2 cup (130g) bean filling into the center of each tortilla and top with about one Tbsp of cheddar cheese. Fold in ends and then sides. Place burritos seam side down on baking sheets that have been sprayed with vegetable oil spray.
  • Bake for 20–25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve with a dab of light sour cream and salsa.

* Allergy notes: The egg protein lysozyme is an unlabeled additive in some cheeses. People allergic to eggs should eliminate any cheese in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 299
  Calories from Fat 75 (25%)
(13%)Total Fat 8g
(22%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(6%)Cholesterol 18mg
(37%)Sodium 878mg
(3%)Potassium 88mg
Total Carbohydrate 36g
(29%)Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(23%)Protein 12g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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