Bean and Cheese Burrito Cups – Easy Appetizers

Sharing one of my favorite easy appetizers today! My Bean and Cheese Burrito Cups make the perfect game day appetizer or any day appetizer for that matter. With only 4 ingredients, they’ll be ready for your guests in no time!

easy appetizers

Easy Appetizers

So excited to share one of the recipes from my Cookbook with you today. My four ingredient Bean and Cheese Burrito Cups are one of my boys favorite appetizers ever. They are so simple to prepare it’s not even funny. I simplified the recipe in my book to only 4 ingredients. Can’t get better than that! Hope you can enjoy these fun appetizers for game day or your upcoming parties!

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Mexican Appetizers

easy appetizers

Try to find this Simply Rustic French Bread from Pillsbury. It’s my favorite.

easy appetizers

Unroll from can and cut into 1 inch slices.

easy appetizers

Once they are cut, press then out slightly to get ready for the cupcake pan.

easy appetizers

Press into your cupcake cups and get ready for the filling.

easy appetizers

Stir the refried beans to soften.

easy appetizers

Mix your favorite salsa brand into the refried beans. I love the Chipotle Salsa from Trader Joe’s.

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Scoop about 2 tablespoons bean mixture into the dough cups.

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Like so 🙂

easy appetizers

Top each with a pinch of cheese and bake for about 15 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!!

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How To Serve Bean and Cheese Burrito Cups

  1. These little cups are the perfect appetizers for parties.  They’re great warm and not bad room temperature.  Serve with your favorite taco ingredients such as shredded lettuce, cheese, salsa, sour cream etc.
Bean and Cheese Burrito Cups

Bean and Cheese Burrito Cups

These Bean and Cheese Burrito Cups are the perfect game day appetizer for Tex-Mex lovers!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • 15 ounces refried beans
  • 1/2 cup salsa use your favorite
  • 1 roll/can Pillsbury Simply French Bread Loaf
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Place beans and salsa into a mixing bowl, mix to combine.
  • Unroll French Bread loaf from can and cut into 1 inch pieces, about 10 or 11 slices. Press each slice into cupcake tin cups that have been sprayed with non stick cooking spray. Press dough into bottom and up sides of cups. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of bean mixture into cups. Top with pinches of shredded cheese. Bake for about 15 minutes, until bread is golden and cheese melted. Remove and let cool slightly before removing. Serve warm.


Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Keywords: appetizer ideas, easy appetizer, mexican appetizers

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31 Responses
  1. Nicole

    These look like the perfect little bites! I am a bit obsessed with making things {besides muffins} in my muffin tins. I’ll have to add this one to the list!

  2. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    These are so cute!!! Absolutely LOVE refried beans, especially with cheese and salsa! The tube of bread looks so handy, don’t think we can get that in the UK!

  3. Cher

    Am I wrong but I couldn’t find oven temp. to bake.
    Sounds so simple that I would love to try.

  4. bev @ bevcooks

    Ahhh I used to make stuff like this all the time for Tablespoon! Now I want beans and cheese in my cups. All the cups.

  5. Michelle @ My California Kitchen

    Yum what a cute and tasty idea! I love that you used the Pillsbury Simply bread, it’s so good!

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