Bean and Cheese Burritos

    PREP: 20 minutes BAKE: 10 minutes OVEN: 350°F MAKES 4 servings

    8 7- or 8-inch flour tortillas

    1 cup chopped onion (1 large)

    1 tablespoon vegetable oil

    1 16-ounce can refried beans

    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 ounces)

    1 cup shredded lettuce

    1⁄3 cup salsa

    Sour cream and/or guacamole (optional)

    1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Stack tortillas and wrap tightly in foil. Bake about 10 minutes or until softened.

    2 Meanwhile, for filling, in a large skillet cook onion in hot oil over medium heat until tender, stirring occasionally. Add refried beans; cook and stir until heated through.

    3 Spread about 1⁄4 cup of the filling over the bottom half of each tortilla; sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons cheese. Fold up bottom edge of tortilla. Fold in opposite sides; roll up from the bottom. Place tortilla rolls in an ungreased 3-quart rectangular baking dish.

    4 Bake about 10 minutes or until heated through. Serve with lettuce and salsa. If desired, top with sour cream and/or guacamole.

    PER SERVING: 453 cal., 19 g total fat (8 g sat. fat), 39 mg chol., 886 mg sodium, 53 g carb., 8 g fiber, 18 g pro.

    make it vegan

    Substitute soy cheese for the cheddar cheese and do not serve with sour cream.


    Foods that typically contain meat, such as pizza, burritos, and lasagna, are often easily altered for a vegetarian diet. Make up for the meat nutrients by adding other sources of protein, iron, and calcium such as beans, whole grains, and soy.