Copycat Taco Bell Bean Burritos

When I eat at Taco Bell (which happens maybe twice in a year) I almost always opt for a bean burrito. I don't know what it is - so simple, but creamy and comforting and yummy. I was in the mood to try these at home and used the recipe below. I really liked the red sauce - I actually doubled it, and used the rest of the sauce to make enchiladas later in the week (which came out REALLY good!)

These were very filling, and I loved the flavor the sauce added to this simple dish!

Copycat Taco Bell Bean Burritos from The Measured Mom
makes about 5 burritos

1 can fat-free refried beans
1 cup shredded cheddar
1/3 cup chopped onion (optional)
5 flour tortillas

1 8-oz can tomato sauce
1/3 cup water
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tbsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

  1. Combine all of the sauce ingredients in a small pot; stir. Simmer for about 15 minutes on low heat.
  2. While the sauce is simmering, saute the onions  (if using)  in a little olive oil until tender.
  3. Warm the re-fried beans on the stove. Add in about 1/4 cup of the sauce until a creamy texture is achieved - add more to taste and to achieve desired consistency.
  4. On each tortilla, spread about 1/3 cup re-fried beans, just over 3 tbsp shredded cheddar, and a bit of sauteed onion.
  5. Add additional sauce to taste.

Our little Lindsey is 7 months old!! Sweet camo girl with her daddy's gear. :)


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