Best Beef, Bean and Cheese Burritos

Quick, easy, comforting, inexpensive Beef, Bean and cheese Burritos stuffed with the BEST FILLING you will be eating with a spoon is the answer to your weekday dinner woes!

Beef, Bean and Cheese Burritos

I thought these Beef, Bean and Cheese Burritos would be fitting for Cinco de Mayo, but sometimes you just need a Beef, Bean and Cheese Burrito every other day of Mayo – and all year round.  Or in my case, burritOS.  For all those busy nights, lazy nights, don’t want to cook nights, “what should I make for dinner?” nights, need something NOW nights, need something everyone will LOVE nights – Thank you Beef, Bean and Cheese Burritos. 

Showing how to make Beef, Bean and Cheese Burritos mixing beef and beans in a pan.

The filling is hearty and packed with flavor from browning your beef with sauted onions and garlic and seasoning with a symphony of fiestalicious spices…

Showing cooked Beef, Bean in how to make Beef, Bean and Cheese Burritos.

And then stirring in refried beans, salsa (you will looooove my Homemade Salsa) and sour cream for extra creaminess AKA deliciousness.  The burrito filling is pure savory comfort food at its most addicting.  Even if not the most beautiful…

Mixing ingredients showing how to make Beef, Bean and Cheese Burritos.

The burritos themselves are completely customizable with everyone’s favorite filling extras and/or toppings like pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole, salsa verde, lettuce, etc. so everyone’s palates and bellies will be singing your praises.

Close up view of Beef, Bean and Cheese Burritos filling mix.
And you will be strongly tempted to make Beef Bean and Cheese Burritos every night.  Or at least every other night along with my sensational Mexican Rice.

A front view of a fresh made Beef, Bean and Cheese Burritos.

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Best Beef, Bean and Cheese Burritos

Ingredients

  • 6 burrito size flour tortillas (we prefer raw tortillas)
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese , more or less to taste

Burrito Filling

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 16 oz. can refried beans
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup salsa (medium for more of a kick)
  • hot sauce to taste

Customizable Filling/Topping Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add onions and beef to a large skillet and cooked over medium heat until onions are softened and meat is cooked through. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Drain off any excess fat (if there is any).
  • Stir in all of the spices/seasonings, followed by refried beans until well incorporated, followed by sour cream and salsa. Heat through.
  • If using raw tortillas, cook according to package directions. If using cooked tortillas, stack them together on a plate, cover with a damp paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds or until warmed through.
  • Line the middle of each tortilla with desired amount of cheese. Top with Bean and Beef filling and any additional desired filling ingredients.* Fold in the edges of each tortilla and roll up “burrito style.” Serve with additional sour cream, guacamole, etc. (optional).
  • Optional to “crisp” burritos: Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add burritos, 3 at a time, seam side down, and cook until golden, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Notes

*You can also stir desired amount of cheese directly into bean and beef filling on the stove.

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42 Comments

    • Jen says

      You are welcome Liz, than you! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  1. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Jen! I needed an idea for dinner tonight and you just provided it! I was thinking sloppy joes or chili or meatloaf (all of which we really like), but I wasn’t inspired. I am now! 🙂

    • Jen says

      Oh good, so glad this recipe came just in time and it sounds like its in line with what you are craving 🙂 Happy Cinco de Mayo!

  2. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Jen! Made your filling (killer, BTW)! Did not have big tortillas so just rolled them up and placed them seam side down in a baking dish, topped them with cheese and baked them for 15 minutes. OMG they were good! I’ve named them burritodillas. Used my home canned salsa which had corn in it. Hope you don’t mind that I messed with your recipe! 🙂

    • Jen says

      Love that you made them already and love that you put your twist on them! Burritodillas sound divine :)! So happy you loved the filling! Thanks Dorothy!

  3. Alaina @ A Not So Quiet Kitchen says

    WOW!! These look so good! I’ve always got my eye out for quick recipes for busy work nights! And who doesn’t love a burrito?? Can’t wait to try these!

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much Alaina, I hope you love them! They are my quick and easy guilty pleasure!! 🙂

  4. Suzi Smoot says

    Have you tried freezing them? I would love to make a bunch and freeze some for later.

  5. Sandra says

    We make something like this every Sunday. Sunday is Mexican day in our home and it makes great leftovers. Can’t wait to make this recipe friend. Sharing on FB today, Pinned, Yummed and can’t wait to devour.

    • Jen says

      What a fun tradition to make burritos every Sunday – and what a great relaxing recipe for Mom! I hope you love this recipe as much as your own and thank you so much for sharing! xo

  6. Emily says

    Found this on Pinterest today and made it for dinner tonight. Our tweaks included adding rice (as you suggested!), substituting a splash or two of heavy whipping cream for sour cream, and using a chili con queso dip in place of the cheddar. My boyfriend told me I MUST make these again! Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Jen says

      mmmmmm, Your substitutions sound delicious – especially using chili con queso instead of cheddar – drool! So happy you enjoyed these Emily and thanks for taking time to comment!

  7. Shannon says

    This looks so good! Do you think you could pre make the filling and freeze? I’m 5 months pregnant and I’m working on a stockpile of freezer meals and these look so tempting! Thanks!!

    • Jen says

      Yes, I think this should freeze beautifully! and way to go on your meal prep (very impressive!) and congrats on the future baby!

  8. Layne says

    These were delicious! I added the tomatillo dressing and the ciltantro rice. So good! Thanks Jen 🙂

    • Jen says

      mmmmmmmm….the addition of tomatillo dressing and cilantro rice sound amazing! So happy you liked these Layne, thank you!! xo

  9. Rachael Drumm says

    I love how juicy and delicious your finished product looks Did you add anything other than cheese when you rolled it up? It looks juicier than the filling in the pan. I’ve made a different version before that got pasty when I added the beans, now I’m so hungry I want to make these for dinner tonight lol ☺

    On another note, I offer my sincere congratulations and heartfelt love to you in your survival of CF. I have a special needs daughter that didn’t make it..not CF, but with many issues. I’ve seen the life and struggles of CF patients and their families. I cried happy tears to see you doing well xx

    • Jen says

      Hi Rachael, sorry for my delayed response as I am just getting back from Lake Powell without any service but thank you so much for your comment! I didn’t add anything extra besides cheese, lots of cheese 🙂
      I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your daughter. I lost my brother to CF so I can relate on a small level to the heartache. A huge hug to you and yours! Thank you so much for your love and congratulations – you are simply lovely! xo

  10. Kris says

    These were fantastic for a simple burrito, and my husband said “just like crispitos from back in school!” And yes he was right that’s the filling flavor ha ha ha. Very tasty and a total blast from the past!! Thank you for a great share!

    • Jen says

      You are so welcome Kris! Its always fun to find a recipe that brings back good memories! So happy you both liked it, thank you!

  11. Heather Torre says

    These were the best burritos I’ve ever made. And, the third recipe I’ve tried of yours that my entire family went crazy for. Thank you!!!!

    • Jen says

      YAY! That is awesome Heather! I LOVE hearing you loved these so much AND that you have enjoyed some of my other recipes! Welcome to my site, I hope you continue to find more recipes to love here!

  12. Maureen Foster says

    These burritos are FANTASTIC! I have made them at least every other week since finding this recipe. SO easy and yummy! From one Carlsbad-ite to another………THANK YOU!

    • Jen says

      Thank you Maureen! I’m thrilled they are such a hit and on constant repeat at your house! And that is awesome you live in Carlsbad – I get readers from all over the world so its fun to hear from someone next door!

  13. Crystal says

    I am so grateful I stumbled across this recipe! Thank you so much for posting! The bf wanted burritos and decided to let me know only about half hour before he got home. LOL. I’ve never made them before so scrambled looking online for a recipe with beef, bean AND cheese and this was one of the only recipes that popped up with the 3 main ingredients in the title. Luckily we had everything to make them in the house already! These were fast and easy to make and SO VERY DELICIOUS!!! We both loved them!! Definitely keeping the recipe for future dinners!! YUM YUMMM!!

    • Jen says

      Welcome to my site Crystal, thank you for taking the time to comment! I’m thrilled you found this recipe and it fast, easy and delicious! I hope you have fun exploring my site and hopefully find many new favorites!

  14. Susan says

    Hi Jen,
    Just made the beef filling and loved it! I have never been a fan of taco seasoning packets. I would like to make this filling for a burrito bar party. Do you think I could make the filling the day before and reheat day of party? If so, would you make it the day ahead WITH the sour cream or would you make it with everything except the sour cream and add that the next day when reheating?
    Thanks so much!

    • Jen says

      Hi Susan! A Burrito Bar Party sounds so fun! You can make it with everything in it beforehand including the sour cream. When reheating it might need a tablespoon or so of milk just to add some moisture back in but other than that it should reheat great!

  15. Glenna says

    We enjoyed these. Thank you

    • Jen says

      I’m so happy you liked them! Thanks for taking the time to comment!

  16. Kristine says

    I make your burrito filling a lot and realized I have never rated. So good, always get compliments. I add cilantro lime rice and use refried black beans. Last couple times I been made them into a Quesarito. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment Kristine, you made my day! I love the addition of cilantro lime rice – it makes everything better!

  17. LaVonne Hegland says

    Just tried this burrito recipe and loved it!!!!!!!! Keeper for sure!! Froze some and they were delicious reheated as well!!!! Thank you so much!

    • Jen says

      You’re so welcome LaVonne, I’m so pleased they were such a hit!!!!

  18. Wyatt says

    These are great! Thanks for sharing!

    • Jen says

      You’re so welcome Wyatt! I’m so happy you enjoy them!

  19. Kathy says

    Delicious!! My son (a 9th grader) needed to make a fun food dinner for his food and nutrition class. When he decided he wanted to try making burritos we searched recipes and decided on this one. It sounded so good and did not disappoint. Kevin was able to prepare the dinner without any help from me and was quite proud of it when it was done. He even posted a picture to his class webpage. Thanks for a great recipe!

    • Jen says

      What a cool project! I’m honored you chose my recipe and so pleased it was a winner! That’s awesome he was able to make it himself as well- now he can keep a stash of frozen burritos in the freezer;). Thanks Kathy!

  20. Kim says

    The ingredients calculator on this recipe does not work when you change it to 6 servings (or more) it zeros out all the ingredients when you change it to ANY number, actually. Just thought I’d let you know.

    • Jen says

      Thanks Kim, I’v been having a problem with it. Trying to troubleshoot, sorry!