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Homemade pinto bean recipe for easy bean burritos
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Easy Mexican Burritos with Homemade Pinto Beans

Creamy pinto beans and shredded Monterey jack cheese stuffed inside of healthy whole wheat flour tortillas. You can also enjoy these beans as a tasty side dish or fresh in a build-your-own burrito meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword beans, burritos, mexican, pinto beans
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Servings 10 burritos
Author Amee

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of dried pinto beans soaked in water overnight
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 green onions chopped *you can also use 1 tsp onion powder instead
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp coarse salt
  • 8 oz shredded Monterey jack cheese

Instructions

  • Drain and rinse pinto beans and place them into a pot with 8 cups of water. Add olive oil and chopped green onion.
  • Bring to a boil, add salt and simmer 2-3 hours, until beans are fork tender. *
  • In a large pan over medium heat, add oil, onion and garlic. Sauté until soft, but do not brown.
  • Add cooked beans with a slotted spoon to the onion mixture and mash using a potato masher, or puree with an immersion blender, leaving some beans partially mashed for additional texture, if desired.
  • Add shredded cheese, if using in the beans, to the beans and stir until melted.  Season with sea salt to taste.
  • Build your own bean burritos or freeze them for later

Notes

*You can also cook beans on high in a crock pot for 8 hours, using the same ingredients above.