Crispy Bean + Cheese Burritos Recipe – super crispy, super thin pan seared burritos. One of my kids favorite meals!

This is not keto. This is not Whole30. But it is my kids very favorite meal that I make them, and your kids are going to love this too.

Whenever I make my husband and I burrito bowls or fajitas, I make the kids these crispy burritos and they eat every bite.

CRISPY BURRITOS IN A CAST IRON SKILLET

Crispy Bean + Cheese Burritos

I love these burritos because they are super THIN, and when they get crispy they hold their shape perfectly. They don’t open up and make a burrito mess everywhere. My 4 year old and almost 2 year old can hold these no problem.

All that is in the burritos is refried beans and cheese. The secret is to spread the beans in a really thin layer. As thin as you would spread peanut butter on a sandwich. This way the burrito is easy for little hands to hold. Then sprinkle on cheese, fold and press.

It’s basically a rectangle bean and cheese quesadilla.

CRISPY BURRITOS ON A KIDS PLATE WITH CHIPS SALSA BELL PEPPER AND BLACKBERRIES

You could add in more things inside the burrito, but I keep it simple with just beans and cheese. I serve veggies, fruit, chips and salsa on the side for my kids.

I then slowly cook it in a cast iron skillet in ghee until oh so crispy. Super simple and VERY kid approved!

Watch Crispy Bean + Cheese Burrito Recipe Demo (2:54 minutes)

 

CRISPY BURRITOS IN A CAST IRON SKILLET

Crispy Bean + Cheese Burritos

These crispy bean + cheese burritos is my favorite way to make burritos for my kids since they don't fall apart and are the perfect size. You cook them in a cast iron skillet until crispy and delicious!
5 from 7 ratings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1
Calories 424.2

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 flour tortilla
  • 2 tablespoons refried beans
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheese
  • 2 tablespoons ghee

Instructions
 

  • Heat your cast iron skillet over low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Spread the refried beans in a thin layer on the tortilla. (As thin as you would spread peanut butter on a sandwich). Sprinkle on the cheese. Fold up the burrito like an envelope, and press to keep it thin.
  • Add the ghee to the cast iron skillet. Start the burritos folded side DOWN. Cook for 8-10 minutes over low heat until very crispy. Flip, and cook another 8-10 minutes until very crispy.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool. The wire rack will prevent it from creating steam and getting soggy on the bottom.
  • Serve warm. Watch your kids enjoy the best burrito of their lives!

Nutrition

Calories: 424.2Total Carbs: 19gProtein: 7.5gFat: 35.6gFiber: 1.9gNet Carbs: 17g

Nutrition facts are calculated as a courtesy and not guaranteed.

Author: Natalie Gruendl from www.tasteslovely.com
Keyword bean and cheese burritos, crispy burritos, kids burritos
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