Vegetarian Bean & Cheese Burrito In The Air Fryer Recipe

bean and cheese burritos in the air fryer

Can I Cook Burritos in the Air Fryer?

If you need a quick and easy snack, lunch, or dinner recipe, then you need to try these amazing bean and cheese burritos in the air fryer. These burritos are awesome because it only costs five dollars to make eight burritos. And, these burritos are vegetarian friendly!

Keep reading to learn how to make simple, cheap, and healthy bean and cheese burritos in the air fryer!

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Homemade Vegetarian Bean and Cheese Burrito Recipe

vegetarian burritos ingredients

The ingredients you need for an easy, homemade bean and cheese burrito are simple. You will need:

  • 1 can Refried beans
  • 2 cups shredded Colby Jack Cheese
  • 1 can Enchilada Sauce
  • 1 pack Tortillas, preferably flour tortillas – you can choose any size from taco to burrito size tortillas
  • ¼ tsp Garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp Cumin
  • ¼ tsp Chili powder
  • ¼ tsp Oregano
  • Dash of Salt, or to taste

Optional Ingredients

If you want, you can add additional protein to your burritos. Just add your favorite meat, like chicken (this recipe works great with rotisserie chicken), beef, or pork! Or, add more beans, like black beans!

You can also beef up your burrito by adding rice, onions, corn, and/or bell peppers.

How do you cook burritos in an air fryer?

It is so easy to make this simple vegetarian burritos in the air fryer. To prepare to cook burritos in the air fryer, here are your instructions.

Step 1. Make the beans

how to make bean and cheese burritos

Heat one can of refried beans in a small pot or skillet on the stove top. Combine with ⅛-¼ cup of water or chicken broth to help smooth it out.

As the refried beans heat up, add in garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, oregano, and salt.

This should only take about 5 to 7 minutes.

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Step 2. Assemble

how to make bean and cheese burrito

Once the refried beans are heated through and combined with the seasonings, lay out the tortillas. Layer the tortillas with refried beans, a spoonful or two of enchilada sauce, and a handful of cheese.

Roll and fold the tortillas into burritos.

What temperature do you cook an air fryer burrito?

It only takes a couple of minutes to air fry a burrito at 350 degrees F or 175 degrees C.

Step 3. Air fry

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Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil, such as olive oil or avocado oil. (I like to use my reusable oil sprayer bottle to spray my air fryer basket).

Place the burritos in a single layer, seam side down, in the air fryer basket. Spray the tops with oil. Then, cook the burritos in the air fryer at 350°F/175°C for 4-6 minutes. If you want your burritos to be more crispy, air fry for an additional 1-2 minutes at 400°F/204°C.

Serving and Topping Suggestions

What to eat with my burritos

Once the burritos are done cooking in the air fryer and are crispy to your liking, you can enjoy air fryer burritos as a tasty snack, lunch, or dinner item. I love how quick this recipe comes together.

You can enjoy air fryer burritos with your favorite toppings like salsa (or pico de gallo), avocados, tomatoes, sour cream, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño chiles, shredded romaine lettuce, or chopped green onions.

Can I put frozen burritos in the air fryer?

air fryer burritos

Homemade burritos are so easy, but so are air fryer frozen burritos! This recipe will work if you have frozen burritos like el monterey or Trader Joe’s. Or, you can make these burritos are freeze them for up to 6 months. Jump down to the recipe card for freezing instructions.

How long do you air fry frozen burritos?

Air fryer frozen burritos are so easy to make and perfectly crispy and cooked. Here’s how how make frozen burritos in the air fryer.

  1. Unwrap the burrito from the packaging or foil (if you are making homemade frozen burritos).
  2. Place the burrito in the microwave at 70% for 1 minute and 30 seconds to start cooking the burrito.
  3. Place the burrito in the air fryer basket and air fry at 380 degrees F or 193 degrees C for 3-4 minutes.

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Final Thoughts

Bean and cheese burritos are a crazy easy and delicious recipe that you can make in the air fryer. Keep it simple and this recipe is a filling snack. Or beef it up with extra toppings and burrito filling ingredients and you have a tasty and loaded meal for dinnertime.

Share with us how this bean and cheese burrito recipe went for you in the air fryer! Did you make your burritos homemade or from frozen?

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Air Fryer Bean and Cheese Burritos (Plus Freezer Meal and Frozen Burrito Instructions)

A bean and cheese burrito in the air fryer can be a tasty, healthy snack, lunch, or dinner. Use these tips for a quick air fryer burrito recipe any time you have the craving.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Serves: 8
Adjust Servings: 8

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 can refried beans
  • 2 cups shredded Colby Jack Cheese
  • 1 can Enchilada sauce
  • 1 pack tortillas preferably flour tortillas - you can choose any size from taco to burrito size tortillas
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • 1 dash salt or to taste

Instructions

Homemade Bean and Cheese Burritos

  • Heat one can of refried beans in a small pot or skillet on the stove top. Combine with ⅛-¼ cup of water or chicken broth to help smooth it out.
  • As the refried beans heat up, add in garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, oregano, and salt.
  • Once the refried beans are heated through and combined with the seasonings, lay out the tortillas. Layer the tortillas with refried beans, a spoonful or two of enchilada sauce, and a handful of cheese. 
  • Roll and fold the tortillas into burritos.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil, such as olive oil or avocado oil.
  • Place the burritos in a single layer, seam side down, in the air fryer basket. Spray the tops with oil. Then, cook the burritos in the air fryer at 350°F/175°C for 4-6 minutes. If you want your burritos to be more crispy, air fry for an additional 1-2 minutes at 400°F/204°C.
  • Remove and enjoy!

Freezer Meal Instructions

  • Assemble the burritos. Layer the tortillas with refried beans, a spoonful or two of enchilada sauce, a handful of cheese, and any additional toppings of your choice.
  • Fold the burritos then wrap the burritos in tin foil.
  • Place the wrapped burritos in a freezer safe bag in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Frozen Burritos in the Air Fryer

  • Unwrap the burrito from the packaging (or foil, if you are making homemade frozen burritos).
  • Place the burrito in the microwave at 70% power for 1 minute and 30 seconds to start cooking the burrito. (For homemade frozen burritos, I like to stab the burrito a couple of times with a fork to allow air to flow through the burrito and to help it cook better).
  • Place the burrito in the air fryer basket and air fry at 380°F/193°C for 3-4 minutes.

Recipe Notes

You can add additional protein to your burritos. Just add your favorite meat, like chicken (this recipe works great with rotisserie chicken), beef, or pork! 
You can also beef up your burrito by adding black beans, rice, onions, corn, and/or bell peppers.

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Sodium: 646mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g

Ingredients: Beans, Cheese, Tortillas
Meal Type: 30-Minute Meals, Appetizers and Snacks, Main Dish, Back to School, Fall, New Year's Eve, Spring, Summer, Super Bowl Party, Winter, Egg Free, Meatless
Categories: Healthy, Mexican, Air Fryer

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