Mexico City Beef & Bean Burritos

Strips of seasoned beef, refried beans, and all your favorite Mexican toppings are layered in flour tortillas to make a quick-and-easy family dinner in less than 30 minutes.

Mexico City Beef & Bean Burritos
Servings: 6 Prep 10 mins Cook 10 mins Microwave 2 mins


  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce
  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 green peppers, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) fat-free refried beans
  • 4 whole-grain burrito-size flour tortillas
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar
  • 1/3 cup light sour cream

Make It

1. Shred the lettuce (you will need 3 cups) and core and chop the tomatoes. Set aside. Coat a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Crumble in the sirloin and season with chili powder and oregano. Cook 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add green peppers and onion. Cook an additional 7 minutes, until vegetables are softened (add 1/2 cup water if pan is dry).

2. Meanwhile, place refried beans in a bowl and microwave on HIGH power for 2 minutes, stirring halfway.

3. Spread a tortilla with 1/4 cup beans. Spoon 2/3 cup of the meat mixture in center of tortilla. Top with 2 tablespoons cheese, 2/3 cup lettuce and 1/4 cup tomato. Fold up tortilla, burrito-style; repeat, using all ingredients. Serve with sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 462, Fat, total (g): 14, chol. (mg): 57, sat. fat (g): 6, carb. (g): 55, fiber (g): 8, pro. (g): 29, sodium (mg): 999, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.