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Refried Beans and Rice Burrito Recipe

Servings 8 burritos


  • 1/2 small onion roughly chopped about 1/3-1/2 cup
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 can vegetarian refried beans or 1 recipe homemade refried beans
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese or monterey jack
  • 1-2 pinches salt optional
  • burrito size flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup favorite salsa


  1. Heat the teaspoon of oil in a medium sized, heavy pan.
  2. Add the chopped onion and cook for about 3-4 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion begins to become transparent. Add the minced garlic and continue cooking for another 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the refried beans and stir the onions and garlic into them. Heat the mixture.
  4. Cover and cook 3-4 minutes on medium-low heat.
  5. Heat the flour shells directly over the stovetop, in the microwave, or in an ungreased pan.
  6. Add small handful of shredded cheese.
  7. Then add 1-2 large spoonfuls of refried bean mixture to each shell and 2 spoonfuls of rice and 1 spoonful of salsa.
  8. Then fold the shells.
  9. Cook on medium heat on ungreased pan for 3-5 minutes or in microwave for 1 minute.