Beans for Burritos

Easy Beans for Burritos

Refried beans are delicious, but I like more texture in my burritos.  Of course, cooking dry beans gives you the most control over the final product, but it’s possible to make delicious beans with texture by using just a couple of cans and mixing them together.  I previously posted a recipe for easy refried beans that uses canned beans, some bacon grease, and a little cider vinegar.  That bean recipe was  easy and delicious, but sometimes, after a hard day at work,  I lack even the ambition for that.    This non-recipe is my solution for those days.  You can always find canned refried beans in your local grocer.  There is a great assortment of flavored refried beans available in my grocery store.  There are beans flavored with green chili and lime or with zesty salsa.   Those are two  of my favorites.  Canned refried beans are convenient, but for my tastes, they are too smooth.  I enjoy whole beans in my burrito, but regular canned beans are too watery.  Here’s my simple solution.  Mix an undrained can of beans with a same sized can of refried beans.  Voila!  Perfect beans for my burritos.  Beans for BurritosThese beans can be used for a simple bean and cheese burrito or to make a more complicated combination burrito that ‘s topped with enchilada sauce, and cheese.  How ever you choose to eat them, this recipe is a keeper.  Easy Beans for BurritosPlease give our recipe for easy beans for burritos a try and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.

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Easy Beans for Burritos
Recipe type: Vegetable Side Dish
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Serves: 4
Mixing a can of pinto beans with a can of refried beans creates beans for your burrito that have a better texture than using refried beans alone. This combination has fooled guests at our table into believing that the beans were made from scratch. TOTAL COST of recipe; $1.57 or $0.40 per serving.
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans ($0.59)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can refried beans (Flavored beans work best for this--try green chili and lime or zesty salsa flavor) ($0.98)
  1. Open cans and place in a saucepan over low to medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  3. Use as a filling for your favorite burritos.

Nutrition Grade:  A

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188
% Daily Value
Total Fat 1.3g
Saturated Fat 0.5g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 9mg
Sodium 554mg
Total Carbohydrates 32.2g
Dietary Fiber 9.1g
Sugars 1.1g
Protein 11.1g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 9%
Iron 17%


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