Beef and Bean Burritos


Dive into the bold flavors of our Fiery Fiesta Beef and Bean Burritos! These hearty burritos are packed with a spicy mix of ground beef, savory beans, and a blend of spices, all wrapped in a warm, soft tortilla. Perfect for a satisfying meal, these burritos are sure to ignite your palate with their robust and fiery taste!

Beef and Bean Burritos

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 burrito

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 500 kcal
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45 g
  • Fat: 25 g
  • Sodium: 650 mg
  • Fiber: 6 g


  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 500 g (1.1 lbs or 17.6 oz) ground beef
  • 200 g (0.44 lbs or 7 oz) canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 100 g (0.22 lbs or 3.5 oz) cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: jalapeños, sour cream, and fresh cilantro for garnish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Cook Beef: In a skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef until browned. Drain excess fat.
  2. Add Veggies and Spices: Add onion, garlic, red pepper, chili powder, and cumin to the beef. Cook for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Mix in Beans: Stir in black beans and cook for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Assemble Burritos: Warm tortillas in a skillet. Lay out each tortilla, add a portion of the beef and bean mixture, and sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Roll and Serve: Roll up the burritos, tucking in the ends. Serve with optional jalapeños, sour cream, and fresh cilantro.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Even Cooking: Chop onions and bell peppers into small, even pieces for uniform cooking.
  • Cheese Melting: Add cheese while the filling is hot so it melts nicely inside the burrito.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with a side of guacamole or salsa for extra flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different type of bean?

Certainly! Pinto beans or kidney beans are great alternatives.

How can I make this recipe less spicy?

Reduce the amount of chili powder and skip the jalapeños.

Can I freeze these burritos?

Yes, they freeze well. Wrap them individually and freeze for up to a month.