Skip to main content
Recipe Food Literacy Center

Homemade “Fast Food” Bean Burrito

In several nutrition classes with youth, we have demonstrated how simple, fast and cheap it is to make a bean burrito at home. It costs less than a fast food burrito and is healthier as well!

Instead of driving to a fast food outlet to get your burrito, make this simple recipe at home. You can add any of your favorites to jazz it up, such as sauteed vegetables or meat.

Serves 1

“Fast Food” Bean Burrito


  • 1 flour tortilla
  • ½ cup canned beans, whole or refried
  • 1 teaspoon diced onion
  • 2 Tablespoons salsa
  • .5 oz shredded cheese


Lay tortilla flat on a microwave-safe plate. Top with beans, onion, salsa, & cheese. Fold tortilla to close. Microwave 1 to 2 minutes or until warm.


Hello! We hope you made and enjoyed this recipe from our Your Sandwich Can Save the World! Food Literacy Curriculum! Please note that all photos and content are copyright protected. Please do not use our photos without prior written permission. If you wish to republish this recipe, please rewrite the recipe in your own unique words and link back to Homemade “Fast Food” Bean Burrito on Food Literacy Center’s website. Thank you!

Log in