This crisp bean burrito is a delicious snack or a quick lunch that’s packed with protein. Enjoy a bean burrito fried or baked—either way you’ll love this simple, tasty recipe.
This bean burrito recipe is a quick, easy to make finger food. I’ve made these for snacks, a quick lunch, and even dinner. They remind me of little bean and cheese chimichangas and have a tasty crispy exterior and a soft interior.
Kids and adults alike will love this tasty bean burrito. They are even portable if you want to stick them in your kids’ lunches for a fun treat!
Taco Time Crisp Bean Burrito Copycat Recipe
Growing up, we were within walking distance to the fast-food restaurant Taco Time. I remember being really young and biking up to Taco Time with a dollar bill in my pocket—just enough money to buy a crisp bean burrito!
I remember sitting in the restaurant with my friends feeling like I was such a grown-up.. buying my own meal and all. I was seriously like 10. Our Taco Time had a little salsa bar with about 5 different salsas and ranch dressing (which was my favorite). I would get little cups of each of the different selections and dunk my burrito in each one. The condiments made me feel like I was getting my dollar’s worth.
I’ve thought about that yummy crisp bean burrito a lot over the years and finally decided to create my own. It took a bit of trial and error, but I’m happy to say I nailed it!
Baked or Fried?
You can fry up your bean burrito up in a deep fryer, but I think they are just as good when baked.. and way fewer calories!
Burrito Filling Ideas
Refried beans are what I normally fill this bean burrito with, but you can also add shredded chicken or beef, or ground beef. I also like making them using refried black beans. In my opinion, they have a better flavor. Plus, don’t forget the cheese! 🙂
Be as creative as you would like and feel free to create your own little “salsa bar” at home and find out what you like dipping them in the best! I love dipping them in ranch dressing, and also guacamole. Enjoy!
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How to Make This Bean Burrito
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Heat oil in a medium-sized skillet.
- Spread about 2-3 Tbsp. of refried beans on each tortilla, sprinkle with cheese, then roll up.
- Fry in oil for about 15-30 seconds on each side. Then place on baking sheet and put in the preheated oven for about 5-7 minutes.
- Remove from oven and serve. Dip in enchilada sauce, guacamole, sour cream, or salsa.