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Easy Vegan Bean Burritos

easy vegan bean burritos recipe

These easy vegan bean burritos are delicious and filling. This recipe, featuring pinto beans, chile peppers, and vegan cheese, makes 8 burritos. A serving can be two burritos per person; or one burrito for a lighter meal with other accompaniments. Serve with salad and stoneground tortilla chips for a quick, tasty meal. If you love these burritos, you’ll enjoy more easy recipes for tortilla specialties in A Southwestern Supper. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

easy vegan bean burritos recipe

Easy Vegan Bean Burritos

These easy burritos, filled with beans and vegan cheese, are delicious and filling.
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Course: Bean main dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 to 6
Author: Veg Kitchen



  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper finely diced
  • 3 cups well-cooked pinto beans from about 1 cup raw, or two 15- to 16-ounce cans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 to 2 small fresh hot chile peppers seeded and minced, or one 4-ounce can chopped mild green chiles
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking liquid from the beans or water, as needed

Remaining ingredients

  • 8 burrito-size 10- to 12-inch flour tortillas
  • 1 cup firmly packed cheddar-style non-dairy cheese
  • Salsa as desired
  • Shredded lettuce for garnish
  • Black olives for garnish


  • Heat the oil in a medium skillet. Add the onion and sauté over medium-low heat until it is translucent.
  • Add the garlic and sauté for another minute before adding the green pepper. Continue to sauté until the onion is lightly golden.
  • Add the pinto beans along with the remaining filling ingredients and enough liquid to keep the mixture moist. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • With a mashing implement, mash about half of the beans. Make sure there is enough liquid in the mixture to form a thick, saucy base. Cook, covered, for another 5 minutes.
  • Spoon some the bean mixture onto the centers of each flour tortilla. Sprinkle with some grated cheese, if desired, and top with a spoonful or so of salsa. Fold two sides over the filling, then roll up snugly.
  • Arrange 2 burritos on each dinner plate. Garnish with shredded lettuce and black olives. Pass around extra salsa. Serve at once.

basic vegan bean burritos

easy vegan bean burritos

basic vegan bean burritos

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  • Reply
    May 11, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    My family loved this and my husband and kids aren’t vegan. Great recipe! Tasty and EASY! I will be making it again.

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    February 23, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    TASTY! And we aren’t even VEGAN!

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    March 9, 2016 at 4:55 am

    Gave this recipe a try and it was so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing it, I had such an enjoyable and yummy dinner 😀

    • Reply
      March 9, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Thank you, Marina!

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    May 17, 2016 at 5:41 am

    5 stars
    Omg,absolutely love this burrito. I have tried so many recipes, this is the best by far!

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    March 7, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    This is really tasty!

    • Reply
      March 7, 2017 at 5:12 pm

      Thank you, Tanesa!

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