Ultimate Amy’s Bean and Cheese Burrito Copycat Recipe

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Our copycat recipe for Amy’s bean and cheese burrito consists of delicious beans mixed with a mild Mexican style salsa, perfected seasonings, and melted cheese to create the perfect burrito. Not only does this bean and cheese burrito taste good, but it’s also easy to make and comes together from start to finish, including being baked in less than 30 minutes.

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Cheddar Cheese, Bean & Rice Burrito

Our recipe is so versatile and that’s part of what makes it delicious. You might consider cooking up your favorite kind of rice and adding it to the bean mixture to give another added dimension.

White rice, brown rice, minute rice, whatever your favorite kind of rice is will work. The key is you’ll need to cook it before adding it to the bean mixture.

Made by hand. With love.

Everyone loves a handmade burrito. In our recipe, we use store bought flour tortillas, but you might also choose to make your burritos from scratch.

Whether you choose to hand make your burritos or save time by using already prepared shells, you’ll achieve a delicious flavor that’s made with love.

Amy’s Cheddar Cheese Bean and Rice Burrito, (Frozen)

Amy’s cheddar cheese bean and rice burritos can be found in the freezer section of participating grocery stores. But we’ll show you how to make them at home.

The great thing about making them yourself is that you can pack the center full of your favorite fresh or prepared ingredients, instead of having an already prepared frozen burrito that’s only partially full.

Bean and Cheese Burritos

Bean and cheese burritos are popular because they’re high in protein and they’re easy to make.

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Ingredients You’ll Need

To make this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients: Refried beans, chunky salsa, onion, diced, shredded cheddar cheese, shredded Colby Jack cheese, flour tortillas, paprika, garlic, salt, and black pepper.

How To Make Bean and Cheese Burritos

We’ll show you how to make the ultimate bean and cheese burritos in our step-by-step recipe instructions below. The key to making the best burritos is to season your beans well with the recommended seasonings.

Helpful Tips and Variations

We recommend letting your flour tortillas sit out at room temperature before trying to bend and wrap your burritos. If needed, you can even warm them for a few seconds in the microwave before adding the cheese and beans.

Storing, Freezing, and Reheating

In the following section, we’ll go over instructions for storing, freezing, and reheating.

Storing. Your copycat Amy’s bean and cheese burritos can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. They can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months.

Freezing. To freeze your bean and cheese burritos for best results, prepare them up to the point of being baked. Then seal them in a food storage vacuum pack or in a zipped freezer bag, removing as much air as possible. They can be frozen for up to three months.

Reheating. Bean and cheese burritos are best when prepared fresh, but they can be reheated. If you like a crispy burrito outside, you’ll want to reheat them using dry heat such as an air fryer, toaster oven, or conventional oven. Reheat for just a few minutes until warmed through.

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place on a baking sheet

FAQs

Following are questions that are asked frequently as they relate to making Amy’s bean and cheese burrito.

How to Serve

Our copycat recipe for Amy’s bean and cheese burrito are best served warm, fresh out of the oven and with your favorite sides. Some possible sides include, shredded lettuce, salsa, sour cream, cooked rice, tortilla chips or guacamole.

Cooking Time and Temperature

We suggest baking your copycat Amy’s bean and cheese burritos at 375F degrees for 13 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and they’re warm in the center.  

How to Reheat

The best way to reheat an Amy’s bean and cheese burrito from our copycat recipe is using the oven. This helps to maintain the crispness of the shell. If your burrito has not been frozen, you can reheat it at 375F degrees for 5-7 minutes until warmed through.

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filling ingredients

Toppings

Favorite toppings for Amy’s bean and cheese burrito include: diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, diced onions, guacamole, salsa, rice, and Pico de Gallo.

Benefits

The health benefits of eating copycat Amy’s bean and cheese burritos are that they’re high in protein.

The other aspect of this delicious dish is that it’s quick and easy to prepare and is so versatile as far as customization of toppings, dips, and sides. If you like beans and cheese with a bit of a Mexican flair, you’ll probably like this burrito.

Equipment

You don’t need a lot of equipment to make this recipe. We simply recommend a medium sized mixing bowl, along with a baking sheet, and some parchment paper.

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Freezer Bean and Cheese Burritos

Amy’s bean and cheese burritos are typically purchased in the frozen foods section of the grocery store. If you’re planning to make our copycat recipe, you can also package them and store them in the freezer long-term.

Just prepare them as directed in our recipe below up to the point of baking them. Then wrap them in a zipped freezer storage bag, removing as much air if possible. They can be stored in the freezer for up to three months. When you remove them from the freezer, you can heat them by baking them in the oven. They might take as long as 20 minutes to cook when frozen.

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Start with beans

To make freezer bean and cheese burritos, you start with the beans as outlined in our recipe below. Then add the salsa and other seasoning ingredients.

Make the Burritos

Next, you’ll make the burritos by placing the cheese in the center, adding the bean mixture, and folding them as directed. Once the burritos are frozen, they can be placed inside an airtight container and then transferred to the freezer.

Frozen Burrito in Air Fryer (Recipe)

To make a frozen burrito in an air fryer, you can use our recipe below and then freeze them in an airtight container or zipped freezer bag. Keep reading to learn how to cook them in the air fryer when you take them out of the freezer and are ready to use them.

How to Make Frozen Burrito in Air Fryer

To make a frozen burrito in your air fryer, you’ll want to take your prepared burrito out of the freezer and remove it from the airtight container or zipped freezer bag.

Then preheat your air fryer to 400F degrees. Place the frozen burrito in the air fryer basket. Air fry for 12-15 minutes, making sure to flip a couple of times during the cooking process.

Amy’s Light & Lean Bean & Cheese Burrito

To make a light and lean bean and cheese burrito, you can use low fat cheese, eliminate the cheese completely or use less cheese. We estimate that most of the calories in this recipe come from the cheese.

Amy’s Southwestern Corn Masa, Refried Beans & Cheese Burrito

Another recipe variation is to use our recipe below but substitute the flour tortilla with a whole wheat tortilla. Add some fire roasted poblano peppers, black olives, and jalapeno peppers for a bit of a southwestern flair.

Otherwise, prepare as directed. If you like a little more heat and flavor added to your dish, you’re going to want to try this one.

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Gluten Free Bean & Cheese Burrito

If your diet requires gluten free ingredients, this recipe is perfect. You’ll only need to be sure that you use gluten free tortillas. Most grocery stores have gluten free tortillas as an option. If you’re not able to find flour tortillas that are gluten free, you can also substitute corn tortillas to accommodate a gluten free diet.  

Amy’s Vegan Bean and Cheeze Burrito

If you’d like to make a vegan version of our Amy’s bean and cheese burrito, you’ll want to substitute the regular cheddar cheese and Colby Jack cheese with your favorite vegan cheese.

Recipe

Here is the recipe and step by step instructions for our copycat Amy’s bean and cheese burrito.

Ingredients

16 oz Refried beans
¾ cup chunky salsa
½ cup onion, diced
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
½ cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
4, 10 inch flour tortillas
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon garlic, minced
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees and prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

2. In a medium mixing bowl, add beans, onions, salsa and paprika, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined.

3. Spread ¼ cup cheese on the center of each of the flour tortillas. Spread bean mixture on top.

4. Carefully fold the tortillas with both sides part way in over the filling. Then, fold the bottom up over and roll the tortilla folding the rest closed. Place on the baking sheet with the folded side down.

5. Bake for 13 minutes.

6. Serve with your favorite toppings such as cooked rice, shredded lettuce, sour cream, salsa, hot sauce or guacamole.

I taste tested 6 frozen burritos and Amy’s organic breakfast burrito easily came out on top

Amy’s breakfast burrito is simple to make at home. To make it you’ll need, scrambled tofu, cheddar cheese, potatoes, black beans, and your favorite sauce such as Ranch. Add the ingredients to your desired tortilla shell and then bake it in a 375F degree oven for about 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Serve with your favorite toppings.

Calories, Net Carbs, Protein

We estimate that there are 4 servings in this recipe, therefore one-fourth of this recipe is equivalent to one serving. Following are the estimated nutrition facts for one burrito. Please keep in mind that nutrition facts such as calories, net carbs, and protein will vary based on the ingredients and brands used.

Calories 449, Total fat 15.2g, Cholesterol 36mg, Sodium 1311mg, Total Carbohydrates 59g, Protein 19.8g.

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