Black Bean Burritos Recipe

Published on April 22nd 2023 by Jennifer Dodd.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Not only are Black Bean Burritos super delicious, but they're also vegan and filled full of plant-based protein and fiber. If you need an extra kick, try our Pineapple Habanero or Mexican Hot Sauce recipes that will knock your socks off well.  

Should you drain black beans for burritos?

You should drain and rinse beans because the liquid contains high amounts of sodium and starch. 

What can I add to black beans for flavor?

Adding spices such as chili powder, ground cumin, or taco seasoning to beans will add a good flavor.  

What do you put on a burrito?

Adding different hot sauces, guacamole or salsa are good choices of condiments to add to burritos. 

What are bean burritos made of?

This bean burrito recipe contains a mixture of beans sautéed with onions, garlic, spices, and cilantro seasoned with lime juice. It's then wrapped in a tortilla along with brown rice.  

Author: Jennifer Dodd
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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
4 persons


  • 1/2 recipe Instant Pot Brown Rice






  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil 

  • 1/2 medium Onion, peeled, diced small

  • 1/2 Jalapeño, deseeded, minced 

  • 2 cloves Garlic, peeled, minced

  • 1 (15-ounce) can Black Beans, drained, rinse twice 

  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin

  • 2 tablespoons Cilantro, chopped

  • 1 Lime, juiced

  • 4 (10-inch) Flour Tortillas


Start by preparing the instant pot brown rice according to the instructions. If you're not stocked with an instant pot, cook the rice in a rice cooker or add an extra 15 minutes of cooking time using the stovetop.  

Prepare brown rice

Place a medium non-stick skillet onto medium heat on the stovetop for 1 minute adding in the olive oil.  

Prepare cooking pan

Sauté the onions in the pan, stirring for 2 minutes until the onions are translucent.  

Adding onions to the pan.

Stir in the jalapeños and garlic to sauté for 1 minute before adding the black beans to the pan. 

Adding jalapenos and garlic

Mix the chili powder and ground cumin, cooking everything for 5 minutes. 

Add in chili powder & cumin

Remove the pan from the heat, stirring in the cilantro and lime juice. 

Add in cilantro and lime juice

Preheat a large pan on medium heat onto the stovetop. 

Prepare cooking pan

Arrange the tortillas onto a cutting board, divide the rice and beans into the center of the tortillas. Fold the sides of the tortilla overlapping the filling before grabbing one end of the tortilla rolling it tightly around the filling.  

Prepare the Black Bean Burritos

Place the burritos seam side down into the pan to crisp up the tortilla for 2 minutes.

Placing Black Bean Burritos to the pan

Flip the burritos over, toasting the other side for 2 minutes.  Transfer the burritos back to the cutting board slicing them in half before dividing them onto plates. 

Cooking the other side of Black Bean Burritos and then serving it.
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