Beef and Bean burrito filling

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 0 mins

I use this as a burrito filling and also for taco salads. Add some lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and sour cream...whatever you like...yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute the onion in the oil until tender.
  2. Add the beef and garlic and cook until meat is no longer pink.
  3. Add the chili powder, cumin and other seasonings.
  4. Stir in tomato sauce and simmer for five minutes.
  5. Add refried beans and cook and stir until well blended.
Most Helpful

I use this recipe regularly as a guide. It's easy to tweak it a little depending on your taste and what you have on hand. Tonight I used a minced jalapeno for extra kick, a smaller can of beans and extra spice. I wrap some in tortillas, put grated cheese over them and bake them until they're a little crispy. They are so good. Thanks for the recipe - it's one of my go-to meals now.

Bauline Baker February 09, 2015

Awesome - The words that kept coming out of my husbands mouth. He asked for burritos for dinner and I found this. I cut the recipe in 1/2 and it made 8 9" burritos. Put them in a 13X9 pan, sprinkled them with shredded cheese on top once they are in pan (put cheese inside the burrito too!) at 350 for 15 minutes. Once out of the oven we added cut tomatoes, lettuce and sour cream. My husband added chipolte peppers to his and he said it made it even better! Great recipe! I added more garlic, chili powder and cumin than the recipe called for to fit our taste. Another idea - let the refried beans melt into the meat. I read a comment that someone said it was too thick. You need to let it melt. THANKS FOR THE RECIPE!!

ChefStacey January 18, 2010

This was excellent! Although I should note that I mistakingly drifted from the recipe by not realizing it called for 2 pounds of beef and 2 normal size cans of refried beans. Thus I ended up with double the seasoning, garlic and tomato sauce on my 1 pound of beef and 1 can of beans. But it was perfect! I won't change a thing the next time I make this. I rolled up the mixture in flour tortillas along with some cheese, spread the remaining mixture (that wouldn't fit in the tortillas) on top and then sprinkled with more cheese. Baked at 350 for 15 minutes and it was a great, quick to fix meal that our whole family enjoyed!!

AprilShowers March 02, 2007