Category Archives: “Kid-friendly” meals

Homemade Bean & Cheese Burritos

Your kids have taste buds too!  And they will love you for this simply delicious and easily prepared meal that beats fast food by a long shot.  As a teenager, I didn’t eat much junk food, but I was in fact hopelessly addicted to the cheesy bean and rice burritos at Taco Bell–I stopped by often after work to get a burrito and empanada, but this homemade treat will put Taco Bell out of business, so indulge your children and yourself–reintroduce yourselves to home cooking  =) Enjoy!


1 cup red beans, soaked & cooked
(I lightly seasoned beans a little while cooking with 1 packet Sazon, a little black pepper, oregano & garlic powder–minimal amounts of each)

1 tsp fresh oregano

1/4 tsp cumin

1/8 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp Adobo seasoning

2 tbsp Sofrito

2 tsps of lime juice

1 medium tomato, chopped

1/2 cup rice, cooked

(See my recipe for homemade, here
–beats store bought by a long shot!)

2 1/2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 small onion, diced

3-4 strips red & green bell peppers, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

Shredded cheese to taste,
and any other toppings/fixings desired (sour cream, cilantro, etc.)

Season red beans with oregano, cumin, chili powder, adobo, & sofrito.  Add lime juice.  Fold chopped tomatoes into beans.  On Tortilla, arrange layer of rice and beans (add about heaping spoonful or two of each to center of Tortilla).  In saucepan, heat oil, and add chopped onions, peppers, and garlic.  Saute until soft.  Top beans and rice with spoonful of sauteed onion mixture.  Finish with shredded cheese, dollop of sour cream, salsa, guacamole, or any additional toppings desired!