T-Bell Style Bean Burritos

Hey folks!  It’s Meatless Monday over here yet again!

Today I have a super easy recipe for you that is chock full of protein and deliciousness.  It’s also reminiscent of my favorite Taco Bell order as a child, the bean burrito.  I just vegan-ized and healthified it a bit.

The awesome thing about these bean burritos is that they’re totally freezable!  Simply pop them in the microwave to bring them back to life.

For those of you who are intimidated by burrito rolling, I have step-by-step instructions and photographs to walk you through the process. :)

T-Bell Style Bean Burritos


  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 T coconut oil
  • garlic powder to taste
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • 3 T Daiya cheddar “cheese”
  • 1 T red onion, finely chopped
  • hot sauce to taste
  • 3 burrito-sized tortillas


1.  Add the beans, coconut oil, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper to a food processor.  Process until mostly smooth.

2.  Lay out a tortilla on a plate or your counter top.  Scoop about 1/3 of the bean mixture into the center of the tortilla.  Top it with a tablespoon of Daiya, a teaspoon of red onion, and a good sprinkling of hot sauce (I used Cholulua.)

3.  To begin the rolling process, fold in both sides of the tortilla, almost meeting in the middle.

3.  Next, take the bottom of the tortilla and fold it up to the top.

4.  Now proceed to curl the tortilla under, beginning to make it rounder, wrapping it around the filling.

5.  Continue to roll until the burrito is completely closed.  Repeat steps 2-5 for the other two tortillas.

6.  You can eat it cold, microwave it, or pop it in a plastic baggy and freeze it for later.

7.  To reheat, open the baggy, and stick it in the microwave for 1.5- 2 minutes on high.

8.  For an even healthier alternative, trade the tortilla for a collard green leaf, and eat it cold.

I ate one of each, and thought they were equally delicious.  Total comfort food.

I pair a burrito with a side of steamed broccoli for lunch yesterday.  It was so so good! :)

Hope you enjoy it!

<3 Lindsay

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4 Responses to T-Bell Style Bean Burritos

  1. mama poe says:

    You’ve inspired my dinner menu for tonight. Thank you also for the burrito-folding tutorial. I never could get them quite right. Maybe tonight will be my breakthrough burrito folding debut. Love you.

  2. mama poe says:

    Yup! Perfectly folded bean and cheese burritos hit the spot!

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