Cinco de Mayo Black Bean Burritos


Black Bean BurritoTo continue the Cinco de Mayo festivities, Nevin and I made these delicious black bean burritos. These can be enjoyed with whatever toppings you like such as sour cream, guacamole, crema, hot sauce, the list goes on! Also, the bean filling is so flavorful that any leftovers can actually be used as a bean dip served with tortilla chips. YUM! I love a versatile recipe! Let me know what you think of these burritos. Buen provecho! 


Servings: 3
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 medium garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 jalapeno (chopped and seeded)
  • 1/4 large onion (chopped)
  • 1 15 oz can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chiles (drained)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp cilantro (chopped)
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 10 inch flour tortillas


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium- medium high heat. When hot, add in garlic, jalapenos and onion. IMG_2238Cook for about 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are slightly golden brown. Add in beans and Rotel and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring.IMG_2239

Cut cream cheese into smaller cubes and add to skillet along with cumin and chili powder.IMG_2240 Let cook for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in chopped cilantro and stir to combine.

Heat tortillas for about 30 seconds in the microwave to warm. Place 1/4 cup shredded cheese on each warm tortilla. IMG_2241Then, spoon the bean mixture into each tortilla and roll tortillas up.IMG_2242

Top with crema and taco sauce. Actually, don’t do that, it gets way too messy. I only topped it that way to give you all a better picture. Now my hands are sticky and my face is a mess. DON’T LOOK AT ME! Just put the crema and taco sauce on the side for the love of god. The recipe for crema can be found here. Also, if you have any left overs, you can save the bean filling and use as a dip with chips. Enjoy!!!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 602; Fat: 31 g; Cholesterol: 51 mg; Sodium: 995 mg; Carbs: 54 g; Sugars: 2 g; Protein: 23 g

**Note: nutrition facts do not include crema and/or taco sauce

Amanda’s Rating: 9/10

Nevin’s Rating: 8/10

Seriously, why did you put the crema and taco sauce on top? What were you thinking?



3 Comments Add yours

  1. Hell yeah homegirl! Me likey!!


  2. mia says:

    Hmmm. Looks yummy! I think I think I’ll try it with reduced fat cheese. I think all of the flavors should prevail.

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    1. chefchewie says:

      Yes indeed! Great way to make it a little less caloric and to cut down on fat. I’m all about reduced fat options, but I still keep my cheese full fat :-D. I think regular cheese tastes much better. Luckily, almost all other low fat or nonfat alternatives have become just as flavorful as their originals. For the crema (if you use it) I used reduced fat sour cream and it was delicious. Let me know how it comes out with some of the reduced fat options!



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