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Appetizers and Sides

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.

easy appetizers

Scoop about 2 tablespoons bean mixture into the dough cups.

easy appetizers

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!!

easy appetizers

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
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: appetizer ideas, appetizer recipes, appetizers for a crowd, best appetizer recipe, best appetizers, easy appetizer, easy appetizer finger foods, mexican appetizers, superbowl appetizers, vegetarian appetizers
Servings: 12
Calories: 132 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 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
  1. Place beans and salsa into a mixing bowl, mix to combine.
  2. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Bean and Cheese Burrito Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 471mg20%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Liz says:

    Clever little recipe. Thank you. Sounds really good.

  2. 2
    Chels R. says:

    This is a great recipe! I can’t wait to try this out!

  3. 3
    Rachel says:

    Yum!! These look so good and so easy!!!!

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

    These are a neato burrito snack!! Ahhh! YUM town!

  6. 6
    Aggie says:

    Oh Jenny these are so creative!! I love it! I would gobble quite a few up 🙂

  7. 7

    Great great recipe. Very healthy too.

  8. 8
    Maria says:

    Perfect appetizer! YUM.

  9. 9
    Gaby says:

    These look delicious! I love easy, no stress appetizers!

  10. 10
    Pam says:

    What a great idea! These are going in my daughter’s lunch on Monday!

  11. 11

    So simple yet creative! I can totally see this being a BIG hit!

  12. 12

    perfect for this weekend! yum!!

  13. 13

    These are adorable! They’re the perfect bite-sized snack!

  14. 14

    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.

  15. 15

    LOVE this idea! =) my munchkin is going to go nuts over these! PINNED =)

  16. 16
    marla says:

    Such a creative way to serve up burritos for game day!

  17. 17
    Julie says:

    These are so good and we have made these with black beans too.

  18. 18
    Cher says:

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

  19. 19

    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!

  20. 20
    Nicole says:

    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!

  21. 21
    Sheryl Ghiloni says:

    What temperature?

  22. 22
    Christina says:

    I made these this morning — delicious!! Do you think they will freeze well?

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