Bean and Cheese Burrito Bowls

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Bean and Cheese Burrito Bowls are an easy meal that rivals your favorite fast food taco joint, and cheesier.

It’s like a burrito but in a bowl. We know what you’re thinking, that this is a pretty simple concept. And you would be right, it’s an easy concept to get and a hard one to master. The Bean and Cheese Burrito Bowl is straight forward, easy to assemble, and absolutely delicious.

Bean and Cheese Burrito Bowl with scoop remove

So you’re thinking a little bit outside the box (or tortilla) and want to try something different, you should make yourself a delicious Bean and Cheese Burrito Bowl.

Not only are they a fun take on a traditional meal, but they’re also easy to customize, you can make the whole thing in about 3 minutes, and they taste amazing every time.

Not only is a Burrito Bowl great for dinner, but it also makes the perfect hangover snack the next morning, since they’re loaded with protein and natural salts.

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HOW TO MAKE BEAN AND CHEESE BURRITO BOWL

  1. Layer the refried beans, pieces of tortilla, salsa (mixed with hot sauce) and cheese in 4 layers then cover with a wet paper towel and microwave for 3 minutes.
  2. Serve with more salsa and eat with fork or spoon.
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VARIATIONS ON BEAN AND CHEESE BURRITO BOWL

You’ve now perfected the Burrito Bowl, what’s next? Well, my friend, you haven’t yet tried out these delicious and unusual add-ins.

  • Hot sauce
  • Jalapeños, fresh or pickled!
  • Cotija Cheese
  • Queso Fresco
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Guacamole
  • Fresh chopped cilantro

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WHAT TO SERVE WITH BEAN AND CHEESE BURRITO BOWL

You can serve your Burrito Bowl with a side of beans and rice, as well as a garnish of fresh cilantro. If you’re feeling a bit experimental, you can also serve your leftover Burrito Bowl as a side/topping for nachos.

SAVE SOME FOR LATER

Take whatever is leftover of your delicious Burrito Bowl and cover it in plastic wrap or put it into a sealable container. It will stay good int he fridge for up to a week since there’s no meat in it. Something to keep in mind: you may want to scrap the tortilla and heat up a new one when you’re ready to eat your leftovers.

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COST FACTOR

$: The best thing about this recipe is that you can make most of it using leftovers from past dinners. The beans and tortillas you can salvage from past dinners or leftovers from takeout, and the hot sauce you can get from those packets that always come with to-go tacos. Everything else is easy enough to find, and you won’t have to spend a ton of money to get them.

Bean and Cheese Burrito Bowl with scoop remove

MICROWAVE TABLE

  • 1,000 watts or higher: Higher wattage, lower cook time. Our microwave is about 1,250 watts, but if you have one with about 1,000 watts you will want to heat the tortillas for 3:35.
  • 700 watts: Microwaves under about 900 don’t heat things evenly or consistently, so don’t go anywhere while you’re cooking. Cook your bowl for 5:10, give it a stir and check it before enjoying.

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Bean and Cheese Burrito Bowls

Bean and Cheese Burrito Bowls are an easy meal that rivals your favorite fast food taco joint, and cheesier.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bean and Cheese Burrito Bowls
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 498kcal
Author: Dorm Room Cook Staff

Ingredients

  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 1 tortilla , cut into 4
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese , shredded
  • 1 packet hot sauce

Instructions

  • Layer the refried beans, pieces of tortilla, salsa (mixed with hot sauce) and cheese in 4 layers then cover with a wet paper towel and microwave for 3 minutes.
  • Serve with more salsa and eat with fork or spoon.

Nutrition

Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 2421mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1079IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 538mg | Iron: 4mg

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