Mexican bean burrito

Healthy takeaway at home

This delicious alternative on a takeaway is classic and is sure to be a hit with the whole family. It is also suitable for vegetarians! 

Ingredients - Serves 4 Adults

  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 medium red pepper
  • 60g of reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon of tomato puree
  • 400g of tinned tomatoes
  • 400g of kidney beans
  • 4 large tortillas
  • 2 handfuls of salad leaves


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/ gas 4. Peel and finely slice the onion, then deseed and slice up the pepper. Coarsely grate the cheese.
  2. Heat half the oil in a frying pan over a medium-low heat and gently fry the onion for 10 minutes, or until softened.
  3. Peel and crush the garlic, then add to the pan along with the chilli powder.
  4. Add the tomato purée and the tomatoes, breaking them up with a spoon as you go, then drain and add the kidney beans.
  5. Cook for 10 minutes, or until slightly reduced, then season to taste with sea salt and black pepper.
  6. In a separate pan, fry the pepper in the rest of the oil until starting to soften, then set aside.
  7. Divide the filling mixture in half, then blitz one half with a stick blender to form a bean paste – if you don’t have a stick blender, mash with a potato masher.
  8. Spread the tortillas with the warm bean paste, then add a serving spoon of the filling and a spoonful of red pepper, and sprinkle with cheese and some salad leaves. Roll up the tortillas and place on greased baking tins.
  9. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, or until golden and warmed through.

About this Recipe

This recipe is from the safefood Fakeaway series

Mexican bean burrito

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4 Adults

4 Adults

Preparation Time

10 Minutes

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

40 Minutes

40 Minutes


2.5 Of Your 5 A Day

2.5 Of Your 5 A Day

Utensils Needed

Baking Tray, Can Opener, Cheese Grater, Chopping Board, Chopping Knife, Frying Pan, Hand Blender, Masher

Baking TrayCan OpenerCheese GraterChopping BoardChopping KnifeFrying PanHand BlenderMasher
1/4 of this recipe contains
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (338g)
Energy534Kj 1805Kj
127Kcal 429Kcal
Fat2.7g 9.2g
(of which saturates)1.1g 3.7g
Carbohydrate17g 58g
(of which sugars)2.9g 10g
Fibre4.2g 14g
Protein6g 20g
Salt0.4g 1.5g


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