Vegetarian Bean Burritos that Kids Love & Can Even Make Themselves! 

Bean burritos are a quick and easy meal to make, and they are a great choice for vegetarians, for days you want to go meatless, during Lent, or any other time you might be abstaining from meat.


The bean burritos that my family loves to make are filled with refried beans. 

However, we do also enjoy making bean burritos with a variety of other beans including black beans and pinto beans.

Beans are a rich source of protein, fiber, and complex carbohydrates. They are also low in fat and calories, making them a healthy choice for anyone looking to improve their diet.

In this post, I will layout all the ingredients you can use to make your own vegetarian bean burritos as well as the steps to do so.

If you have kids who enjoy cooking then they absolutely can make these bean burritos themselves, or for everyone for lunch or dinner! 

Get ready to have them on repeat! 

Ingredients needed:

You can absolutely tweak these ingredients to add or take away anything that you love or don't love.

That's one of the best parts of making vegetarian bean burritos! 

Ingredients that we commonly use to make our bean burritos:

  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seasoning or taco seasoning
  • 4 large tortillas
  • Optional toppings: shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheese

Vegetarian Bean Burritos Spreading Beans on Tortilla


  1. Heat the refried beans in a small saucepan on medium heat.
  2. Add the diced onions and cumin seasoning or taco seasoning to the beans and stir well.
  3. Warm the tortillas in the microwave or on the stove.
  4. Spread a generous amount of the bean mixture onto each tortilla, leaving some space at the edges.
  5. Add any desired toppings to the burrito, such as shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or shredded cheese.
  6. Roll up the tortilla tightly, tucking in the ends to prevent the filling from falling out.
  7. Enjoy your delicious and healthy vegetarian bean burrito!


Go Bean Burrito Bar Style

You can of course roll all the toppings together inside of your burrito, however, our family loves to scoop a healthy amount of beans on the tortilla, sprinkle cheddar or monterey cheese over the beans and then roll the burrito up.

From their, have your toppings laid out on your counter or table and let people add the toppings that they love to the top of their burrito. 

Bean Burrito Salad Style

If you want to go for an even healthier burrito option, lay a bed of lettuce or spinach down on your plate, place your burrito on top of that and then top your burrito and greens with salsa, sour cream, etc. for a burrito salad of sorts. 

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Other Ingredients You Could Add:

Here are some ideas for other ingredients you could add to the refried beans:

  • Bell peppers
  • Jalapenos
  • Corn
  • Black beans
  • Sautéed mushrooms
  • Chopped spinach
  • Tofu


The toppings you add to your burrito are entirely up to you. Here are some popular options:

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Salsa
  • Salsa Verde
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded cheese - a blend of mixed cheeses is the yummiest!


These vegetarian bean burritos can also be frozen for later use. I love doubling my bean mixture and freezing another set of burritos for another hectic dinner night!

Here's how:

  1. Assemble the burritos as usual, but do not add any toppings.
  2. Place the burritos in a gallon ziploc bag. Alternatively you can wrap each burrito in aluminum foil or plastic wrap especially if you plan on pulling out individual burritos to eat later on.
  3. If you choose to individually wrap each burrito, place the wrapped burritos in a freezer-safe bag or container.
  4. Label the bag or container with the date and contents.
  5. Freeze for up to three months.

To reheat frozen bean burritos, simply remove the aluminum foil or plastic wrap and microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until heated through.

You can also lay all the burritos out on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. 

VegetarianBeanBurritos4 Reheating Frozen Bean Burritos

Kids can make these bean burritos:

This is a great meal for kids to help make or even make all on their own. 

If they are helping you, have them:

  • Stir the refried beans and seasonings together
  • Chop the onions
  • Lay out the tortillas
  • Add the bean mixture to the tortillas
  • Add toppings
  • Roll up the burritos

As you can see in the photos on this post, my oldest son who is 9 is making these same burritos for our family dinner! 


Vegetarian bean burritos are a healthy and delicious meal that is easy to make and customize to your liking.

With a variety of toppings and ingredients, you can make a different burrito every time.

And with the option to freeze them, you can have a healthy meal ready to go whenever you need it.

Next time you're looking for a quick and healthy meal, give these vegetarian bean burritos a try!