A plate of freshly made black bean burritos garnished with avocado slices and a side of salsa.

There’s something undeniably comforting about a warm, flavorful burrito packed with nourishing ingredients and wrapped in a soft tortilla. Today, I’m thrilled to share my exclusive recipe for Hearty Homemade Black Bean Burritos, a dish perfect for anyone seeking a satisfying, delicious, and nutritious meal. Ideal for busy weeknights, casual gatherings, or when you’re simply craving a taste of the southwest, these burritos are a crowd-pleaser. With a harmonious mix of spices, vegetables, and black beans, they deliver a punch of flavor with every bite. Not only are they great for dinner, but they also make for a fantastic lunch option that’s easy to take. Follow along as I guide you through this culinary journey, ensuring you can recreate these delightful burritos in your kitchen.

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Recipe Name: Hearty Homemade Black Bean Burritos


  • 2 cups black beans, cooked or canned (drained and rinsed if canned)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 1 cup cooked rice (white or brown)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or Monterey Jack)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
  • 1 avocado, sliced (optional)
  • Lime wedges for serving (optional)


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until translucent, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the minced garlic and diced bell pepper, cooking for 2 minutes until the pepper softens.
  3. Add the black beans to the skillet along with the cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, allowing the flavors to meld.
  4. Warm the flour tortillas in a separate pan or microwave to make them more pliable.
  5. Lay out the tortillas and evenly distribute the cooked rice onto each one, followed by the black bean mixture.
  6. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the beans and rice, then add cilantro and a spoonful of salsa.
  7. Add a dollop of sour cream and a few slices of avocado to each burrito if desired.
  8. Fold the sides of the tortilla in, then roll up the burrito tightly, tucking in the ends.
  9. Serve the burritos warm, with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the top.

How to prepare:

If using canned black beans, ensure that they are well-drained and rinsed. This prevents excess moisture and maintains the burritos’ texture. When sautéing the vegetables, keep the heat medium to avoid burning the garlic. Warm the tortillas just enough for a seamless burrito-rolling experience so they don’t crack or break.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Kcal: Approximately 650 kcal per serving

Kitchen Equipment Needed:

  • Large skillet
  • Cutting board
  • Chef’s knife
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula or wooden spoon
  • Microwave or separate pan for warming tortillas

Storage of Leftovers:

Leftover burritos can be wrapped individually in foil or plastic wrap and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, remove the wrapping and microwave until heated through, or warm in the oven at 350°F for 10-15 minutes.

Food or Drink Pairings:

Pair these hearty burritos with a light, crisp salad to balance the richness, or serve alongside a refreshing citrus-infused iced tea. For those over 21, a cold Mexican lager beer can beautifully complement the spices.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 650 | Total Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 1250mg | Total Carbohydrates: 83g | Dietary Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 5g | Protein: 27g

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