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Easy Beef & Bean Burritos

My easy Beef & Bean Burritos recipe is good for any day of the week when you are in the mood for a Mexican meal. Burritos are easily one of the most popular Mexican dishes and not only versatile but budget friendly too. 

I am confident that I am not the only one seeking budget friendly meals which are also delicious and easy to prepare. Add Beef and Bean Burritos to your weeknight meal plans because they are all three; delicious, cheap and easy to prepare! 

Easy Beef & Bean Burritos made from scratch recipe. Sometimes we want Burritos on Taco Tuesday! Beef and Bean Burritos make a cheap and easy weeknight meal. #burritos #mexicanrecipe #tacotuesday

Cooking dried Pinto beans not only adds a rich flavor to these burritos but it saves on the grocery budget. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. dry Pinto beans
  • 1 lb. ground beef, brown and drain
  • 2 pkgs. Taco seasoning
  • 1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • ½ Cup sharp shredded cheese
  • 1 pkg. Flour tortillas
  • Water

Variation burrito filling ingredients

  • Cheese
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Hot Peppers
  • Chicken
  • Corn
  • Avocado
  • Tomatoes
  • Black Beans

Step 1

Rinse Pinto beans and add to a Dutch oven or large pot. Cover beans completely with water and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

Add one package of taco seasoning and stir. Cook until beans are tender, several hours, adding more water as needed.

As beans become tender, stop adding water and turn heat down to low. Continue to simmer until almost all of the liquid has evaporated. Turn the burner off and leave the pinto beans in the Dutch oven.

Cooking Dried Beans Tip

It takes a few hours to cook dried peas or beans until they are tender. You can shorten this cooking time by soaking them in water overnight.

You can almost smell the flavors in this short video I shared on our Instagram.

NOTE

My recipe uses cooked dried pinto beans. You can substitute canned pinto beans if you like. I won’t tell.

Step 2

Brown and drain the ground beef then set aside.

Step 3

To the beans, add the can of tomatoes, ground beef and the other package of taco seasoning. Then simmer on low until most of the juice has evaporated, stirring often.

Easy Beef & Bean Burritos made from scratch recipe. Sometimes we want Burritos on Taco Tuesday! Beef and Bean Burritos make a cheap and easy weeknight meal. #burritos #mexicanrecipe #tacotuesday

Step 4

Spray an oblong casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Stuff the flour tortilla shells with the hot beef and bean mixture. Fold the shell and place in a casserole dish folded side down.

Step 5

Top with shredded cheddar cheese and place into a preheated oven at 375° just long enough to melt the cheese. Serve and enjoy!

Once the bean mixture is done, stuff the shells, fold and place folded side down in a casserole dish. Top with cheese and place in preheated oven just long enough to melt the cheese. We topped ours with Pico de gallo from the produce section in the grocery store.

Easy Beef & Bean Burritos made from scratch recipe. Sometimes we want Burritos on Taco Tuesday! Beef and Bean Burritos make a cheap and easy weeknight meal. #burritos #mexicanrecipe #tacotuesday

We enjoy a dollop of sour cream with our Beef and Bean Burritos. Serve sour cream on the side for dipping. When I make our Beef and Bean Burritos from scratch using this dried Pinto Beans recipe they vanish quickly. 

It’s a hearty stick-to-the-ribs budget friendly meal for any weeknight. Substitute burritos for tacos on Taco Tuesday for a change of pace! Mexican dinner night just got better.

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Easy Beef & Bean Burritos

An easy to prepare Mexican meal made from scratch. These Beef and Bean Burritos begin with dried pinto beans. Add lots of flavor for a nice alternative to Taco Tuesday.
Course Entree
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 96kcal
Author Shirley Wood

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. dry Pinto beans
  • 1 lb. ground beef brown and drain
  • 2 pkgs. Taco seasoning
  • 1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1/2 Cup sharp shredded cheese
  • 1 pkg. Flour tortillas
  • Water

Instructions

  • Rinse Pinto beans and add to a Dutch oven or large pot.
  • Cover beans completely with water and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Add one package of taco seasoning and stir.
  • Cook until beans are tender, several hours, adding more water as needed.
  • As beans become tender, stop adding water and turn heat down to low.
  • Continue to simmer until almost all of the liquid has evaporated.
  • Brown and drain the ground beef.
  • To the beans, add the can of tomatoes, ground beef and the other package of taco seasoning.
  • Simmer on low until most of the juice has evaporated, stirring often.
  • Stuff the shells with the beef and bean mixture.
  • Fold the shell and place in a casserole dish folded side down.
  • Top with shredded cheese.
  • Place in preheated oven just long enough to melt the cheese.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 102mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg

What to serve with Burritos

This meal is one of our recipes using 7 or Less Ingredients. Follow Our 7 or Less Ingredient Pinterest Board for more budget friendly easy to prepare meal ideas!

You can find a variation of this recipe with our Three Days of Meals from One Pot of Beans post using leftovers.

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