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Cheesy Refried Bean Burritos

Yield 6 burritos.

Ingredients

  • 6 (9-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 cups canned refried beans
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup commercial mild green taco sauce
  • 3 cups finely shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup peeled, chopped avocado
  • 1/2 cup seeded, chopped tomato
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Nutrition Information

  • calories 638
  • caloriesfromfat 48 %
  • fat 33.7 g
  • satfat 13.3 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 22.5 g
  • carbohydrate 62.9 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 41 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 1122 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place a damp paper towel in center of a sheet of aluminum foil. Stack tortillas on paper towel. Cover stack with another damp paper towel; seal foil. Bake at 250° for 10 minutes.

  2. Saute 1/2 cup onion in hot olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until tender. Add jalapeno and garlic; saute 1 minute. Add refried beans, salt, and pepper, and cook 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently.

  3. Spoon about 1/2 cup bean mixture down one side of each tortilla. Top evenly with 1 cup cheese, green onions, and taco sauce. Roll up tortillas; arrange seam side down in a lightly greased 13- x 9- x 2-inch baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese; bake, uncovered, 5 minutes or until cheese melts. Place 1/2 cup lettuce and 1 burrito on each plate. Top burritos evenly with avocado, tomato, cilantro, and sour cream.

Light and Luscious