Healthy Bean and Cheese Burritos

Healthy Bean and Cheese Burritos

These Healthy Bean and Cheese Burritos are just 365 calories, and are packed with 15.4g of protein!

Best of all, these low calorie burritos come with 5 optional add-ins including 2 protein boosting ingredients. This gives you countless ways to make the yummy recipe.

Healthy Bean and Cheese Burritos

I have suppled meal prep directions and tips on how to make this recipe extra quick as well. I know you’ll love this yummy recipe, it’s my daughter’s favorite burrito recipe, and great for kids and adults alike.

Healthy Bean and Cheese Burritos

Ingredients in Low Calorie Bean and Cheese Burritos

I like to add in green salsa. It makes these taste just like Del Taco’s bean burritos, but these are a healthy version I can feel good about eating and serving.

You can use fat free or regular refried beans, choose what you prefer or what is on sale. To make things easy, the nutrition reflects regular refried beans.

Healthy Bean and Cheese Burritos

Shopping List for Low Calorie Bean Burritos:

  • (16-oz) can refried beans
  • Low Calorie Salsa (or store-bought)
  • Yellow onion minced
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Low fat cheddar cheese
  • (10-inch) flour tortillas (burrito sized)

Optional Add-Ins:

How to Make Low Calorie Bean Burritos

I like to toast these burritos in the oven after filling and rolling them up. But if you prefer a soft tortilla you can heat the bean mixture in the microwave or the stovetop, then assemble the burritos with hot beans and serve right away.

Make sure you see the meal prep directions below, you can make a big batch of these for quick dinners or (in my case) summer lunches for hungry kids.

Healthy Bean and Cheese Burritos

How to Make Low Calorie Burritos:

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. To a medium bowl combine the beans, salsa, onion, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Lay a tortilla on a cutting board and add 1/2 cup of bean mixture to the center. Spread so that it is covering the center of the burrito, then top with 1/8 cup of cheese, and then add any optional add-ins you choose.
  4. Fold the bottom and top edges of the tortilla over the filling. Then fold in the sides and finish by rolling the tortilla up.
  5. Continue filling and rolling the burritos, adding to the prepared baking sheet as you work.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, and serve hot.

Meal Prep Directions:

  1. Roll up the burritos as directed, but do not bake. Instead wrap each in parchment paper, and place in a freezer bag or container.
  2. Store in the fridge for 5 days or the freezer for 2 months.
  3. To reheat – add a defrosted burrito to a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Or add to the microwave and cook for 1-2 minutes. For frozen burritos, add to the microwave and cook for 2-4 minutes, flipping once.

Healthy Bean and Cheese Burritos Recipe

I know you’ll love these low calorie bean and cheese burritos! If you want to boost the protein, try adding in some chicken or beef.

If you want them to taste like Taco Bell’s bean burritos add in some hot sauce. And if you’re more of a Del Taco fan, the green salsa is what you want to make your own “copycat” recipe.

Healthy Bean and Cheese Burritos

Low Calorie Bean and Cheese Burritos

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These Low Calorie Bean and Cheese Burritos are just 365 calories and have 15.4g of protein too!
I included lots of yummy add-ins. I like to add in Green Salsa (it makes these tase like Del Taco's Bean Burritos) but you can add in your favorite burrito fillings and create your own favorite recipe.
Special Tip: If you don't want to toast the burritos, heat the bean mixture in a small pot on the stove top, or in the microwave. Then finish the filling and rolling of the burritos. That's it, then you're ready to eat.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 365 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (16-oz) can refried beans
  • 1/2 cup Low Calorie Salsa (or store-bought)
  • 1/4 medium yellow onion minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded low fat cheddar cheese
  • 4 (10-inch) flour tortillas (burrito sized)

Optional Add-Ins:

Instructions
 

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • To a medium bowl combine the beans, salsa, onion, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  • Lay a tortilla on a cutting board and add 1/2 cup of bean mixture to the center. Spread so that it is covering the center of the burrito, then top with 1/8 cup of cheese, and then add any optional add-ins you choose.
  • Fold the bottom and top edges of the tortilla over the filling. Then fold in the sides and finish by rolling the tortilla up.
  • Continue filling and rolling the burritos, adding to the prepared baking sheet as you work.
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, and serve hot.

Meal Prep Burritos:

  • Roll up the burritos as directed, but do not bake. Instead wrap each in parchment paper, and place in a freezer bag or container.
  • Store in the fridge for 5 days or the freezer for 2 month.
  • To reheat – add a defrosted burrito to a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Or add to the microwave and cook for 1-2 minutes. For frozen burritos, add to the microwave and cook for 2-4 minutes, flipping once.

Nutrition

Serving: 1burritoCalories: 365kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 15.4gFat: 8.5gSaturated Fat: 3.2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 1268mgPotassium: 430mgFiber: 7.8gSugar: 1.7gCalcium: 360mgIron: 4mg
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