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Beef and Bean Burritos made with ground beef, black beans and cheese take 20 minutes to make and are ideal when you need a quick and easy dinner!

easy beef and black bean burritos with cheese and guac and tomatoes and sour cream and lettuce

We eat these easy ground beef and black bean burritos lot! In fact, it’s one of my favorite budget friendly quick-fix dinner recipes to make.

Burritos are super simple to prepare, and my family absolutely loves them. Even the picky eaters gobble them right up, and we even love burritos for breakfast!

If you’re looking for an easy ground beef recipe with few ingredients, this one’s for you! Here’s what you need to make the burritos:

  • Ground beef
  • Black beans
  • Taco seasoning ( I use my Homemade Taco Seasoning)
  • Onions
  • Water
  • Jalapeño peppers (optional)
  • Flour tortillas

Sometimes, I’ll leave the beans out, but they’re great for stretching out the beef and making this a very budget friendly meal. It’s so budget friendly that I can usually get two dinners out of the beef and bean mixture! So if you’re on a budget, ground beef and bean burritos are the way to go.

How to Make Beef and Bean Burritos

First, you cook your ground beef and beans. You can do this on the stove or make taco meat in your Instant Pot, which is basically the same filling for burritos.

When the ground beef is done, set it aside while you warm up the tortillas. It’s not completely necessary, but I find it makes it easier to roll them up.

You can heat the tortillas on both sides on a skillet or griddle. Then, it’s time to roll the tortillas.

How to Roll Tortillas

Place your beef and beans in a thin line in the center of the tortilla. Then, add shredded cheese and any other toppings you want.

ground beef with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and sour cream in a tortilla

The nice thing about keeping the basic beef and bean mixture simple is that you can go kind of crazy with the toppings. I like to set out a mix of cheese, lettuce, guacamole, pico de gallo, salsa and sour cream and let everyone go to town.

Most of us include a little bit of everything on our burritos, and the picky ones have the bare minimum. Whatever works!

fold tortilla over meat and cheese to make burrito

Next, bring the two sides of the tortilla up and over the filling. They shouldn’t touch. They should be close to the middle.

Now, tuck and roll. Bring the end of the tortilla that’s closest to you up and around the meat mixture.

Tuck it over the meat as tight as you can. Then, roll it up so that the seam is on the bottom.

how to fold tortilla for burrito

You can cut the burrito in half, which makes it a little easier to add hot sauce or salsa. Or, leave them as is and enjoy!

Freezer Friendly

Burritos are freezer friendly and easy to reheat in the microwave or air fryer or toaster oven. perfect for meal planning.

To freeze burritos, just add cheese if you want but nothing fresh. Allow to cool slightly, then wrap in plastic wrap and foil or place is zip top freezer bags.

cut open ground beef burritos on a plate with lettuce and tomatoes

Beef and Black Bean Burritos Recipe


5 from 7 votes

Beef and Black Bean Burritos

By: Dee
Beef and Bean Burritos made with ground beef, black beans and cheese take 20 minutes to make and are ideal when you need a quick and easy dinner!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onions
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced optional
  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 16-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • taco seasoning 1 packet or 3 tablespoons homemade
  • 1 cup water
  • large burrito size tortillas
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  • In a medium skillet, saute the onions and diced jalapenos until slightly soft   
  • Add ground beef, and cook until brown
  • Drain any fat from beef, and stir in seasonings
  • Add water and black beans, cover and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until water is mostly absorbed 
  • Warm large tortillas on griddle, if desired, and fill each with small amount of beef and bean mixture and desired toppings. Roll up and serve immediately


Use your favorite spices, homemade taco seasoning or your favorite taco seasoning packet.


Calories: 238kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 60mg, Sodium: 350mg, Potassium: 260mg, Vitamin A: 140IU, Vitamin C: 3.2mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 1.9mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
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Published originally in 2017 and updated July 2020


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  1. Patrick says:

    Boy are these easy to make. Meal planning for the week. Great lunch leftovers!5 stars

  2. Amy says:

    Easy & delicious! I skipped the tortilla and made a burrito bowl with salad, salsa & sour cream…and a few corn chips!

  3. Treacy says:

    how much beef?

    1. Dee says:

      I usually use about 1.5 pounds of beef.

  4. Jacque Hastert says:

    I love this idea for a quick and easy dinner! This would be a great way to switch up taco tuesday.5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Jacque! So glad you liked them!

  5. Catalina says:

    I would like to wake up with these burritos. Yummy

  6. Cathy says:

    Love burritos and these are excellent!

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Cathy! Glad you enjoyed them!

  7. Beth says:

    Yummy! These burritos are so delicious and tasty! My kids love this recipe! Can’t wait to make more!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      So glad your family liked them, Beth. Thanks!

  8. Kerri says:

    I’ve got everything on hand! Thanks for the great dinner idea for tomorrow!

  9. Allyson Zea says:

    I made a whole bunch of these and they turned out AMAZING!

    1. Dee says:

      So happy to hear this, Allyson. Thank you!!