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Easy Pan Fried Bean & Cheese Burritos

Easy Pan Fried Bean & Cheese Burritos

Ok, so now that I’m married with our little family of four, we majorly downsize this recipe! lol  This recipe (downsized of course) is perfect for when you’ve got just a little bit of leftover beans and rice and some tortillas on hand! Makes for a quick dinner that most kiddos love! I substitute whatever beans I’ve got on hand (tonight it’s a mixture of black and pinto beans) for the cooked pinto beans. You can also use refried beans.

Serves 18

8 C. pinto beans (cooked)

1 pkg. Taco seasoning or burrito seasoning

2-4 C. cooked rice (optional, may need to add more taco seasoning if adding rice)

2 C. shredded cheddar cheese

30 tortilla shells (medium-large)

olive oil (for cooking)


Toppings (optional):

16 oz. sour cream

hot sauce

*homemade guacamole *



Mash or blend beans and rice together with cheese and taco seasoning. Heat small amount of olive oil in pan. Place open face tortilla with mixture spread on 1/2 of tortilla in pan. Cook till golden brown. Fold top over. Cut into triangles with pizza cutter to eat easier. Add desired toppings. Enjoy!

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  1. Jac

    That’s a quesadilla, not a burrito.

    • Derick & Jill

      Yeah, pretty much. With all the rice and beans it’s not quite as cheesy as a typical quesadilla, so the filling is more like a burrito, but flat and cooked like a quesadilla I guess. 🙂 Growing up we called them quesadillas but my mom’s recipe said burrito, so whichever one you wanna call it is cool.

      • Mary

        Pan fried burrito!! Never thought to make them this way. Will be making these tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!

      • Heidi Kuhn

        I have some the same sort of me there’s not much of a difference in a burrito or quesadilla except it’s shape! So stop giving her a hard time already!

    • Jen

      Thank you! I laughed out loud HARD when I saw the photo of this “burrito.” So funny.

  2. ERinn

    This sounds delicious!

  3. Regina Shea

    Thank you Jill for another meal idea.

  4. Granny Annie

    We eat Vegan and have no kiddos at home anymore, they have all grown up to families of their own, but this is a yummy recipe if I cook it without the cheese. Thanks for the recipes

  5. ShaNna

    I didn’t see in the instructions how to incorporate the taco seasoning ‍♀️

    • Derick & Jill

      Hey ShaNna,
      thanks! I’ve updated it now to be added with the rice, beans and cheese. 🙂

  6. Charity Faith

    We are a small family of 3. But, my hubby doesn’t eat beans or rice. So, for my 9 years old daughter, Lacey Grace and myself, how would you suggest that I adjust the ingredients amounts so that there is little or none wasted? Thanks in advance!

  7. Melissa

    Just to let you know that’s a quesadilla not a burrito. Burritos are wrapped not folded in half like quesadillas. You lived in Latin America or went to a Mexican restaurant you should know this. It does sound good though


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