Bean and Cheese Burrito

How to make Bean and Cheese Burrito

Bean and Cheese Burrito from Chronic Taco is a popular dish of the restaurant that includes cooked and mashed refried beans along with shredded cheese. If you want to prepare this dish at home, then you can follow the below recipe that we have modified for your convenience. Before preparing this dish, you should arrange the required ingredients that you need during the preparation.


Bean and Cheese Burrito from Chronic Taco features cooked and mashed refried beans and cheese as its two main ingredients. Besides this, the dish also features a few other ingredients that you need to keep handy during the preparation.

  • 1 can of Refried Beans
  • ½ cup salsa
  • ¼ medium onion, diced
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  •  ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 4 (10-inch) burrito sized flour tortillas 

Method of Preparation

  1. To begin with the recipe, first heat the oven to 375°F. Then, line a small baking sheet with parchment paper and keep it aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, add refried beans, salsa, onions, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and black pepper. Stir until well until they are well combined. You can add more salt if it is required.
  3. In another medium bowl, add both shredded cheddar cheese and monterey jack cheese. Toss well so that they combine together.
  4. Now, spread ¼ cup of the shredded cheese mixture onto the center of the tortilla. Then add ½ cup of the bean mixture on top of the shredded cheese.
  5. Fold the bottom edge of each tortilla up and over the filling. Then fold in the sides by rolling the tortilla up from the bottom in burrito style.
  6. Now transfer the burritos to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  7. Your burrito is ready to eat. Serve with guacamole, sour cream, and your favorite hot sauce to enjoy the dish.

Nutrition Facts

There are 500 calories in 1 serving of Bean and Cheese Burrito from Chronic Taco; most of the calories come from carbohydrate and fat. Let us discuss all the nutrients that we get from 1 serving of Bean and Cheese Burrito from Chronic Taco.

  • Calories: 500
  • Calories from Fat: 230
  • Total Fat: 25g (38%)
  • Saturated Fat: 15g (75%)
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg (18%)
  • Sodium: 1190mg (50%)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 48g (16%)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (12%)
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 21g (16%)
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 7%
  • Iron: 139%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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Stephanie B.

San Francisco, CA


Worst burrito I've ever had in my life and I was born in AZ.

I was super excited, because the small burrito lets you pick what's in it. So I made my selection, bean and cheese with brown rice (because I couldn't choose "no rice") with onions and cilantro. When it arrived, it was not what I selected and hit had about 2 tablespoons of beans in it total, and jasmine white rice in it. What a waste of an order. If I just wanted to eat rice I would have chosen Chinese food.

The Baja sauce was ranch dressing with Saracha in it. For real.

The "baja sauce", onions and cilantro came outside the burrito. Way to ruin the whole concept of a burrito. The food should be INSIDE the tortilla so you can eat it with your hands. There should be BEANS as the major ingredient in a BEAN BURRITO. This is not rocket surgery.


Monty D.

Redlands, CA


Chronic Tacos is predominately a soft shell taco and burrito place. Even though it sounds like a limited menu, the variety is large, as are their portions.

We went to the location in Redlands, and found a good parking spot, which can be a challenge here. There isn't a drive through. The restaurant is set up as a order-in-line and select your various preferences as you go down the line. Or, you can order with 3 different taste styles (see the picture of the options). I liked they offered some choices that I wouldn't ordinarily think of. It was also a nice option to have either cabbage or lettuce (you may want cabbage for a crunchier bite with firmer proteins.)  Their onions were firm, which added a really nice crunch, yet wasn't strong and didn't over power the other flavors. The pico de gallo was fresh, but also very mild.

I started with the Beyond Beef Taco. This is a plant protein based ground beef substitute - surprisingly good. They pan fried the Beyond meat with onions to order. Their depth of seasonings, crunchiness from pan frying and salt (too salty for my taste - I cut that with veggies and salsa) worked well in this taco.

The Pollo Taco had large and moist chicken peices (you can see this in the picture). This was a good carrier for our selected lime flavor.

Likewise, the Carnitas Taco was moist and very flavorful. It held up well with the salsa and hot sauce.

The Carne Taco was a bit over cooked, and tough. But it also was flavorful.

The Pollo Burrito was a hand full (see the picture). I had it with the usual stuffings, and flavors came together. I liked the soft tortilla, but I ended up using a fork to eat the insides.


The Most Popular Queries

What kind of cheese should I put in Bean and cheese burritos?

Ans: You can put both shredded cheddar cheese and monterey jack cheese in your favourite cheese burrito. You just need to toss the two types of cheese in a bowl so that they combine well with each other. Then spread ¼ cup of the shredded cheese mixture onto the center of the tortilla and fold into the shape of a burrito. However, you can add any one of your favourite cheeses also. The choice is always yours.


Can I prepare the bean burrito in a skillet instead of an oven?

Ans: Yes, you can toast the burritos on the stovetop instead of doing it in the oven. You just need to heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and place the burritos keeping the seam side down in the skillet. Then, cook on both sides  of the burrito until toasted and heated through, until the cheese inside melts.

Latest News 

Chronic Tacos Brings Back ‘Surf N Turf’ Burrito By Popular Demand

July 09, 2019, ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - We meat again! To kick off the summer season and add more SoCal flair to the menu, Chronic Tacos has re-introduced the very popular Surf N Turf Burrito. The burrito will be available at all Chronic Tacos locations starting June 1st and remain available through September, reported by

The Surf N Turf Burrito is made with premium Grass-Fed Carne Asada and choice of either Beer Battered or Sautéed Shrimp. This new item is also available as a Bowl-Rito, Tostada Bowl or Salad! Whatever base you choose, we definitely recommend getting it Baja Style.

“We always listen to our guests and take note of what they truly get excited about and the Surf N Turf Burrito was one of them,” says Chronic Tacos CEO and President, Mike Mohammed. “Bringing back our Surf N Turf Burrito this summer will spread the #TacoLife to customers at all of our locations, through a bold, new flavor combination.”

The Surf N Turf Burrito, along with everything else on the menu, is made with high-quality ingredients and prepared exactly at the customers desire. Go get yours today! Seriously…GO! For more information visit or call 949-680-4602. Get involved! Follow Chronic Tacos on Twitter and Instagram or become a fan on Facebook.

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