Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Black Bean & Cream Cheese Burritos

This is an awesome last minute, throw it together kinda meal that is totally awesome.  I made a super huge batch of this so I could keep it in the frig for a few days but feel free to halve it or cut it into thirds. I also made several and froze them for my husbands lunches.  He likes to buy those frozen fatty store burritos. Yuck.  These are so much better and healthier.  Not to mention cheaper. 

It's a pretty versatile dish too. Sub a can of kidney beans if you want, add a red pepper or some green onions.  It will all work and be delicious!

We ate this with an awesome low calorie Mexican Cucumber Salad.  Wonderful meal! 

Black Bean and Cream Cheese Burritos Recipe
Adapted from Kiddies Corner

3 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 large onion, diced
3 (4 oz) cans green chiles (I used a 7 oz. and a 4 oz can)
2 tbsp. garlic, minced
1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese, light (or you can use regular)
Salt and pepper
Tortillas (corn tortillas if gluten free)

Cook onion in cooking spray for about 3 - 4 minutes to soften.  Add green chiles and garlic, stir and cook for a couple of minutes.  Add black beans and cook for about 3 minutes until heated through.  Add cream cheese, salt and pepper, stirring until the cheese is melted and mixture is hot.  Serve on a tortilla.  I like to toast my tortillas in a pan on the stove top to get a bit crisp and then add the bean mixture.

Total calories = 1810 calories
13 - 1/2 cup servings = 139 calories per serving
1/2 cup mixture with 100 calorie tortilla = 239 calories bean burrito

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Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. cream cheese and black beans...YUMMMY!!!

  2. Yummm! This sounds so good!

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  3. That sounds like a delicious burrito. Yummy!

  4. Thanks for linking these up to Made it on Monday!
    You said the "secret" word...Cream cheese! Any recipe with cream cheese has got to be good!

  5. This looks super healthy & something my whole family would enjoy!. Found your blog thru WMw. I’d love to invite you to participate in Healthy 2day Wednesdays for sharing everything HEALTHY! Hope you’ll add this post and others that fit in the future!

  6. Yummy! I love this recipe... I never thought to try cream cheese. I'm going to make them for dinner maybe with chicken instead of beef. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Stopping by from Made It on Monday! You just can't go wrong with burritos. Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Sounds like a wonderful dinner - delicious and good for you too! So much nicer than store bought burritos that is for sure. Thank you for sharing another delicious recipe with Let's Do Brunch!