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Make this Copycat Taco Bell Bean Burritos recipe at home in about the same time it takes to go through the drive-through.

The Taco Bell Bean Burrito is a simple, meatless burrito.

A flour tortilla is filled with beans, onions, cheddar cheese, diced onions (optional), and the delicious Taco Bell Red Sauce, we’ll show you how to make it all right here. 

When the schedule is on overload, we make a run for the border for Taco Bell Bean Burritos.

How about one for 19 cents at the original Taco Bell?

Original Taco Bell

They have been a part of my diet since high school.

I’d save my lunch money for the long walk home and buy a couple of Taco Bell Bean Burritos and savor them as I wandered home.

They are relatively inexpensive, and my kiddos seem to like them.

We aren’t alone; Over 2 billion tacos and 1 billion burritos of all varieties are served in Taco Bell restaurants each year.

These days, I don’t have to wait to fill the schedule, and I don’t have to give in to fast food.

I can make Taco Bell Bean Burritos in my kitchen in less time than it takes me to go through the drive-through.

I know. 

Sure, it’s easy to hat up that can of refried beans, but this recipe is just a few simple steps to tacos made more flavorful. 

You’ll love the taste difference.taco bell bean burrito

Taco Bell Bean Burritos are cheap so why both making them at home?

These Copy Cat Taco Bell Bean Burritos taste incredibly like the real deal–though my kiddos might tell you they like the homemade version better.

I like that I know exactly what is going into each and every one.

I control the ingredients.

Besides, this recipe is so simple to make and even more budget-friendly than the actual Taco Bell Bean Burritos.

I usually have the ingredients on hand, in my pantry.

My children don’t even care that the era of the Taco Bell Dog was saying, “Yo! Quiero Taco Bell!” is over.

Taco Bell Bean Burritos are an excellent make-in-minutes lunch recipe and are perfect to make ahead of time.

Perfectly freezer-friendly for a pre-made meal that you can take on the go.

They’re also wonderfully kid-friendly and make an easy dinner any night of the week or curb the craving when you want Mexican!

History of Taco Bell:

Here’s a fun fact: The “Bell” in Taco Bell comes from the founder’s last name.

In the early 1960s, Glen Bell wanted to open a miniature golf course.

That idea wasn’t up to par so…he opened a hamburger restaurant.

It failed.

original taco bell menu

Finally, in 1962, he “thought outside the bun,” and opened a restaurant in Downey, California, called Taco Bell.

Two years later he sold his first franchise.

Five years after that, the company went public.

In 1978, Pepsi bought the chain.

Did you know the Mountain Dew BAJA BLAST was made specially to go with great-tasting Taco Bell® food?

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In weird news: 

A group of four guys in Oregon once hit 19 restaurants in a single day on their cross-country trip, visiting 100 Taco Bell restaurants in a week. 

Fun Fact:

Taco Bell has attempted to enter the Mexican market twice.

After a highly-publicized launch in Mexico City in 1992, all the restaurants were closed two years later.

In September 2007, Taco Bell returned to Monterrey, projecting an American image with an Americanized menu that included french fries, but it closed in January 2010 due to low patronage.

Ingredients for Taco Bell Bean Burritos:

Wondering shat sauce is in Taco Bell bean burrito?

We hacked the recipe and now you can make the Taco Bell Red Sauce at home.

There’s no need to save the packets of sauce from Taco Bell, we have an easy homemade red sauce, that tastes incredibly like Taco Bell’s and you can make it in minutes.

It stores easily in the refrigerator.

Taco Bell Red Sauce:

8-ounce can tomato sauce

1/2 cup water

1/4 tsp. chili powder

1-1/2 tsp ground cumin

1-1/2 tsp. dried minced onions

1 Tbsp. white vinegar (or red vinegar)

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp garlic salt

1/4 tsp. paprika

1/4 tsp. sugar

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

Taco Bell Bean Burrito:

What does Taco Bell put in their bean burritos?

16 ounce can refried beans

3 (8″) tortillas

1/4 cup diced onion

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

copy cat taco bell bean burrito with red sauce

How to Make Taco Bell Bean Burritos:

Make the Red Sauce:

In a small pan, over medium-low heat, prepare the sauce by mixing the first eleven ingredients (tomato sauce through cayenne pepper).

Cook at a low simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Make the Burritos:

To make the burritos, heat the refried beans in a small pan over low heat.

One at a time, heat the tortillas in a warm skillet over low heat for about 30 seconds on each side.

Add the Toppings:

Top each heated tortilla with one-third of the beans and a tablespoon or more of the sauce.

Add the onions and shredded cheese, fold the tortilla sides over the filling and roll up tightly.

Makes 3 servings that taste just like Taco Bell Bean Burritos!

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taco bell bean and cheese burrito copy cat

You can also turn this into a Copy Cat Taco Bell Pintos and Cheese:

Ingredients (same as above)

Make the Taco Bell Red Sauce

1 (15 ounces) can refried beans

1/4 cup onions

1/2 cup cheese

Directions:

Lightly coat an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray.

Preheat the oven to 350-degrees Fahrenheit.

Spread can of beans in prepared baking dish.

Scatter diced onions over the beans, optional.

Spread prepared red sauce over top of onions and beans.

Top with cheese.

Cover baking pan with aluminum foil.

Place on center rack in preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes.

Remove from oven and serve with tortilla chips.

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VARIATIONS ON TACO BELL BEAN BURRITO

Meat:

Go from meatless to a meat burrito by adding in seasoned ground beef or chicken. 

Black Bean Burrito:

You can use black beans instead of refried or try mixing the two. 

Pinto beans and kidney beans work well too.

Rice Burrito:

Try adding rice to your burrito.

For even more flavor add Spanish rice.

Cheese:

Change the flavor profile with your favorite cheese.

Try pepper jack, Monterey, cotija, swiss cheese, mozzarella, or a combination of cheeses.

Add-ins:

Set up a Burrito Bar. 

There are so many easy and delicious add-ins you can add to your burritos.

  • Lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • green onions
  • black olives
  • avocado
  • sour cream
  • nacho cheese sauce
  • salsa
  • green chiles
  • relish

MORE TACO BELL BURRITO RECIPE

Burrito Supreme:

Go from classic bean burrito to the Taco Bell Burrito Supreme.

Layer seasoned ground beef mixed with tomato paste (or red sauce), refried beans, sou cream, diced tomatoes, lettuce, and cheddar cheese all tucked into your tortilla.

7-Layer Burrito:

Make it Taco Bell’s 7-Layer Burrito by combining refried beans, guacamole, shredded lettuce, Mexican rice, pepper jack cheese, and diced tomatoes.

Copy Cat Taco Bell Pintos and Cheese

My family loves when we can make a homemade version of our favorite restaurant recipes, like these homemade (taco bell) bean burritos.

With this easy Taco Bell Bean Burrito Copycat, you’ll have all the cheesy flavor of a bean burrito from Taco Bell without having to leave the house. 

Copycat recipes, like this one, are also great because you can experiment with the ingredients to find a combination that’s personalized to you and your taste.

Enjoy!

 
copy cat taco bell bean burrito with red sauce

Copycat Taco Bell Bean Burritos Recipe

Yield: 3 bean burritos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Make this Copycat Taco Bell Bean Burritos recipe at home in about the same time it takes to go through the drive through.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried minced onions
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 16 ounce can refried beans
  • 3 8" flour tortilla
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. n a small pan, over medium-low heat, prepare the sauce by mixing the first eleven ingredients (tomato sauce through cayenne pepper).
  2. Cook at a low simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. To make the burritos, heat the refried beans in a small pan over low heat.
  4. One at a time, heat the tortillas in a warm skillet over low heat for about 30 seconds on each side.
  5. Top each heated tortilla with one-third of the beans and a tablespoon or more of the sauce.
  6. Add the onions and shredded cheese, fold the tortilla sides over the filling and roll up tightly.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 680Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 1963mgCarbohydrates: 103gFiber: 12gSugar: 5gProtein: 25g

Nutritional INformation may not be accurate

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