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Beef and Bean Burritos

Beef and Bean Burritos are super easy to make and are an economical family meal.  The filling can be made ahead of time and it just takes minutes to finish them off. They can be served with salsa, sour cream, and avocado for a delicious Mexican meal.

Beef and Bean Burritos on a plate with rice.

Mexican food is pure comfort food and it is really easy to make a home-cooked meal that tastes just as good if not better than your favorite Mexican menu item at your local Mexican restaurant.

Simple Filling

These Beef and Bean Burritos are filled with an easy ground beef and canned refried bean mixture. Only a handful of ingredients are needed to make this tasty recipe.

Burrito cut in half to show inside.

How To Make Beef and Bean Burritos

(More detailed directions below.)

You’ll start by browning 1 pound of ground beef. Add a packet of taco seasoning and a can of refried beans. Mix it all together.

For each burrito, spoon some ground beef mixture onto a large flour tortilla. Top it with a little cooked Mexican rice and shredded cheese. Roll them up burrito-style and then brown them on all sides in a little oil to get them wonderfully crispy.

Make It Spicy

To make these burritos spicy, use “Hot” taco seasoning and serve with Cholulu Hot Sauce.

Freeze For Later

These burritos can easily be frozen for later use. Just roll them up and then wrap them tightly in plastic wrap. When ready to use them, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator or defrost them in the microwave.

Beef and Bean Burrito on plate with rice.

What To Serve with Beef and Bean Burritos

Beef and Bean Burritos

Beef and Bean Burritos

Beef and Bean Burritos are super easy to make and are an economical family meal. Filled with a ground beef mixture and pan-fried until crispy!
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 20 minutes


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 (16-ounce) can refried beans
  • 6 large (12-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked Mexican rice
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
  • vegetable oil
  • Cilantro, sour cream, salsa, avocado for serving


  • Cook and crumble ground beef in a large nonstick skillet. Add taco seasoning and stir it in well.
  • Add beans and stir in. 
  • Place tortillas on a microwave-safe plate. Cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave for 30 seconds.
  • Place 1/6 of the ground beef mixture in the middle of each tortilla. Top with rice and cheese.
  • Roll up burrito style.
  • Heat about 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pan. Cook 2 burritos at a time, turning them to brown all sides.


The filling can be made a day or two in advance and refrigerated.
These are also great in the Air Fryer.


Calories: 576kcal
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cinco de Mayo, ground beef

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Originally posted April 19, 2019.

Beef and Bean Burritos

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14 thoughts on “Beef and Bean Burritos”

  1. I will try this recipe of beef and beans if it is good I will tel my friendsl and we all will enjoy with beer and watch baseball

  2. wonderful. instead of rice I added red onion to the meat while it cooked. and it was easier to fry the burritos than expected. thanks for great recipe.

  3. Great recipe. I brown the burritos with butter but will try a mix of oil and butter next time. Thanks.

    1. Hi Becky! You want to make sure you fold inwards towards one side and then lay flat on a tray so that it will harden and keep a burrito like structure!

      Fold the two outer sides in in and then flip the ends in and immediately put on the tray. Hope this helps!

  4. Todd Fawcett

    Just a single guy that loves burritos–l added salsa & hot Italian sausage along with this recipe – I’m good for the week– Thanks for the freezing tips!!

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