Del Taco’s Bean Burritos Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Flour Tortillas: 4-6 large, burrito-sized flour tortillas
  • Refried Beans: 1 (15-ounce) can refried beans (or make your own, recipe below)
  • Cheddar Cheese: 1-1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Del Taco-Style Red Sauce: (see recipe below)
  • Optional: Chopped onions, hot sauce

Instructions:

Warm the Tortillas: Heat tortillas in one of the following ways:

  • Microwave: For 15-20 seconds, until soft and pliable.
  • Skillet: Lightly heat on a dry skillet for a few seconds per side.
  • Oven: Wrap a stack of tortillas in foil, warm in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 5-10 minutes.

Make the Refried Beans (if making your own):

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Heat olive oil in a pan. Add onions, cook until softened.
  • Add beans, spices, and a splash of water. Simmer for 5 minutes, mashing beans slightly.

Assemble the Burritos:

  • Lay out a warm tortilla.
  • Spread ¼ cup refried beans down the center.
  • Top the beans with a generous spoonful of Del Taco-style red sauce.
  • Sprinkle on ¼ cup of cheddar cheese.
  • Add onions or your favorite toppings (optional).

Fold the Burritos:

  • Fold the sides of the tortilla towards the center.
  • Starting at the bottom, tightly roll the tortilla upwards, tucking the sides in as you go.

Optional: Get Crispy:

  • Pan-fry: Lightly sear burritos in a skillet for a minute per side for a slightly crispy texture.
  • Bake: Place in a 375°F (190°C) oven on a baking sheet for 5-8 minutes to melt cheese and warm through.

Serve:

  • Serve immediately with additional red sauce or your favorite hot sauce and enjoy!

Del Taco-Style Red Sauce:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • ½ cup water (or beef/vegetable broth for more flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Heat olive oil in a pan. Add flour and whisk for about a minute until lightly browned.
  • Gradually whisk in tomato sauce and water (or broth).
  • Add spices, season to taste, and simmer for a few minutes until thickened.

Tips:

  • Spice it up: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or your favorite hot sauce to the beans or sauce.
  • Make it ahead: Assemble and roll the burritos, then wrap them tightly in foil. Freeze or refrigerate, and warm in the oven before serving.

Enjoy your taste of Del Taco at home!

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