I wish I could tell you every part of every meal I make is completely homemade but it’s not. You know what? I don’t even feel guilty about it. Contrary to what some blogs and cookbooks would have you believe the very occasional use of processed food isn’t going to kill you. Its a steady diet of processed food that’s going to kill you.
This isn’t really a recipe. The brand of beans, salsa, tortillas and cheddar cheese are up to you. The amount of stuff you put in your burrito is up to you. The following is how I have always done it but it’s up to you.
Bean and Cheese Burritos
1 can refried beans
1 jar salsa
Tortillas, soft taco size
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Lay one or two tortillas on a flat surface. On the bottom third of the tortilla place 4 tablespoons refried beans, 2 tablespoons salsa and as much cheese as you like. Fold the sides over the filling then starting from the bottom roll the tortilla over the filling. At this point, the beans should be completely coved by the tortilla. Place the burrito, seam side down, on a baking sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Serve with salsa and more cheese.
Note: These burritos freeze very well. So make a bunch of burritos with the left over ingredients, wrap them in plastic wrap and freeze. When frozen toss into a freezer proof bag. When ready to use: preheat oven to 425 degrees. Unwrap burrito and place on a baking sheet, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Increase baking time to 30-40 minutes.
Adapted from I have had this recipe so long I have no idea