Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito (Taco Bell Copycat)


Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito

Cheesy bean and rice burritos are a simple yet delicious dish that can be enjoyed as a snack or main meal. If you’re looking for a simple and easy dinner, if it tastes great, then you should try out this cheesy bean and rice burrito recipe. It’s so simple yet taste delicious. We hope that you’ll get this recipe try, and we hope you enjoy it! 

Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito on a plate

Taco Bell Cheesy Bean & Rice Burrito

Taco Bell cheesy bean and rice burrito is made on a flour tortilla shell and filled with more nacho cheese, refried beans, and seasoned rice. These ingredients are all rolled together snuggly in their burrito to make a delicious snack or meal. 

Homemade Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito

You can easily make a delicious homemade version of Taco Bell’s cheesy bean and rice burrito. This copycat recipe will walk you through the step-by-step process of how to make an easy, yet delicious, cheesy bean and rice burrito from scratch. 

Let’s look at what you need in order to make this homemade cheese, bean, and rice burrito. Then, we will walk you through the steps to make this recipe. 

Copycat Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito Taco Bell Recipe

Cheesy Bean And Rice Burrito Ingredients

Refried beans. Refried beans can be homemade or fresh from a can. You can also choose to use full fat or fat free refried beans for this recipe, it’s entirely matter of your preference. 

Seasoned Rice. You can use Spanish rice or Mexican rice for this recipe. Our favorite is to use yellow Spanish rice, but if made a flavored Mexican rice will also be delicious in these wraps.

You can find a package of Spanish rice, in the Mexican section of most large grocery stores. 

Cheese. For the closest copycat of Taco Bell, we recommend using warmed nacho cheese in the burrito. However, you may also choose to use shredded cheese, or another type of melted cheese in the burritos instead. 

Jalapeño sauce. Taco Bell’s cheesy bean burritos are seasoned with their signature jalapeño sauce. You can buy jalapeño sauce at your local grocery store, or make your own by mixing ranch dressing, jalapeño pepper, ground cayenne pepper, paprika, cocoa powder, sugar, Sriracha sauce, onion salt, garlic salt, and cumin.

Or if you prefer something that’s not so spicy, you can use ranch dressing, or garlic aioli sauce. 

Flour Tortillas. Large flour tortillas are used to wrap your bean burrito. You can use any type of large tortilla shell you prefer, but for the most like Taco Bell, we recommend using flour tortillas. 

Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito taco bell copycat

How to Make These Burritos

Jalapeño sauce

In a small mixing bowl combine your ranch dressing, diced jalapeño pepper, cayenne pepper, cocoa powder, paprika, sugar, Sriracha sauce, onion salt, garlic salt, and cumin. 

Stir until combined. Set the sauce aside until you are ready to assemble the burritos.

Cooking The Rice For The Burrito

To make your cheesy bean and rice burrito, start by cooking the rice for your burrito. We recommend using a package of seasoned yellow rice for the best and easiest meal. However, you can make your own Mexican rice if desired. 

Cook your rice according to the package instructions until it is done, and then set aside. 

Cooking The Beans For The Burrito

Open the can of refried beans and add to a small saucepan over low heat, or into a microwave safe bowl.

Add 1 tablespoon of water and stir to combine. Heat over low heat, until the beans are warm. 

Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito

Assembling The Bean And Rice Burrito

To assemble the bean burrito, first place a flour tortilla flat on a clean surface.

Next begin layering your ingredients. We recommend starting with a layer of refried beans, followed by rice, nacho cheese, and topped with your jalapeño sauce.

Roll the wrap into a burrito. 

Next place a skillet over medium high heat, and drizzle with oil. Place your burritos onto the heated skillet, and toast both sides until they are a light golden brown.

Remove them from the skillet, serve right away and enjoy! 

Tips & Tricks

Warm ingredients ahead of time. We strongly recommend that you warm the filling ingredients before assembling the burrito. Although it’s not required, we have found that the results are much more enjoyable, as your burrito is warmed all the way through. 

Preheat the skillet to toast. We recommend using a griddle or skillet to toast your burritos after they have been assembled. We have found that it works best to preheat the skillet so that it is warm and ready to go when the burritos are added. 

Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito cut in half


These deliciously cheesy bean and rice burritos are best enjoyed fresh from the stovetop. You’ll get the best taste and texture to the burrito when they are enjoyed fresh, rather than at a later time. 

Storage and Reheating Tips

How to Store

If needed, your cheesy bean and rice burritos can be stored for later enjoyment, although they are best fresh. 

At room temperature. Your cheesy bean and rice burrito should be left at room temperature for no more than two hours before they are of concern for you to eat. 

In the fridge. If you need to store leftover cheesy bean and rice burritos, they can be stored in the fridge. We recommend each burrito is wrapped securely in plastic wrap or sealed in a plastic storage bag. Then place them into the freezer for up to 3 to 4 days. 


Additional Bean Burrito Ingredients

You can mix up these cheesy rice burritos by adding additional ingredients if desired.

Adding other ingredients makes great variations to this recipe. Some of our favorite other ingredients to add include chopped peppers, onions, tomatoes, sour cream, and shredded cheese.

You can also enjoy these burritos served with pico de gallo, or guacamole. 

taco bell Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito copycat


What is on Taco Bell’s Cheesy Bean and Rice burrito?

Taco Bell’s cheesy bean and rice burritos are made on a soft flour tortilla, and filled with rice, refried beans, nacho cheese sauce, and finished off with jalapeño sauce. 

Cheddar Cheese, Bean & Rice Burrito

This cheesy bean and rice burrito recipe is a simple yet delicious copycat recipe like Taco Bell. If you are having a craving for a delicious snack or dinner, these cheesy bean and rice burritos make a delicious meal.

We hope that you’ll give this recipe try, and we hope you enjoy it! 

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