I love Mexican food, but it seems like most of it is just filled with cheese and grease and not very healthy.  I created these Three Bean Burritos to be a healthy alternative bean burritos using refried beans and who knows what else.  In fact, Don said he liked these more than the bean burritos with refried beans in them… win for me!

Three Bean Burritos | Mini Van Dreams

Three Bean Burritos

A delicious alternative to refried bean burritos.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Chef Julia - www.minivandreams.com


  • 1 can red chili beans with sauce undrained
  • 1 can Northern OR pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4-5 stalks green onion sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons ground chipotle peppers OR chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 burrito-sized tortilla shells


  1. Over medium heat, saute onion in large skillet until tender crisp.
  2. Add the beans and stir in the seasonings. Mix well.
  3. Reduce heat to low and allow beans to simmer for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Immediately before serving, stir in green onions.
  5. Spoon into tortillas. Add desired toppings and fashion into burritos.
Nutrition Facts
Three Bean Burritos
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 0
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The best part of this delicious recipes is you can mix up the beans and use varieties that your family enjoys. You can also add the toppings you like – tomatoes, fresh onion, jalapenos, sour cream, cheese, etc.!


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