In the Snack of Time: Latin Recipes – Grilled Bacon Bean and Cheese Burrito! In some circles it’s called a Chimichanga.

When I elect to go for the gusto….there is no holding me back.  Yes I love bacon, but more than that I heart a slab of beans and cheese smeared in a flour tortilla.  Who doesn’t?  This is a sneak peek of what goes down in my kitchen on those nights when I live to eat with no restraints….. that falls under the category of soothing my soul.

All photos taken by: Mando Lopez and Nicole Presley

Ingredients for bacon bean and cheese burrito:

a package of bacon

1 – chile de arbol

3 – cups beans de la olla (if you don’t have time to make a batch “Sun Vista” pinto beans works well)

1 – teaspoon salt

1 – cup grated jack cheese

1 – cup grated cheddar cheese

flour tortillas

In a large pan over a medium flame, fry up your bacon till it is crisp and perfectly cooked. Then remove bacon from grease and dispose of half the grease.


Reserve the other half and while it’s still hot add the chile de arbol and beans.  Allow for beans to heat stirring occasionally.  Then add salt and with a potato masher start to smash beans to get a creamy consistency.


Next add jack cheese and cheddar cheese…. Mix well. Then crumble in bacon.  Reserve a few slices on the side.  Remove from flame.


Heat flour tortilla on each side over an open flame for 30 seconds on both sides.  Then add 2 tablespoons of bean and cheese to the middle of the tortilla and add a slice of bacon to the center of the beans.

Fold in outer ends, then roll to close.  Once you have your burrito/burritos rolled up heat a non stick pan over a medium flame and allow pan to get hot.


Place burrito in pan and grill on each side till tortilla is crisp.

Remove from flame and dig into HEAVEN!  I eat mine all by itself or with sour cream, avocado, salsa or tapatio.  Mmmmmmmm.  Enjoy!

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10 Responses to In the Snack of Time: Latin Recipes – Grilled Bacon Bean and Cheese Burrito! In some circles it’s called a Chimichanga.

  1. Monique says:

    OK I’m seriously so hungry now!! hahaha

  2. Valentina says:

    I LOVE it! Thanks for the “sneak peek!” Yum!

  3. Monica says:

    Interesting. We use ground venison in our chimis and we fry them in EVOO. I love how you add bacon & a wee bit of grease to the beans. I’m going to try that next time…oh, and I might try grilling them, too, instead of frying. I can at least make an attempt at cooking healthy!


  4. I’m a vegetarian but my hubby is not so sometimes making meals is a little tough because I just don’t feel like it. But this is easy enough and tasty enough to make everyone happy!

  5. “…in some circles it’s called a chimichanga.” I LOL’d at that line, because my abuelita and I didn’t know they were called chimichangas until a gringa friend told us.

    I love that you added bacon. Bacon makes everything better! 🙂 And I like your healthy way of toasting them in a skillet instead for frying. 🙂

  6. There’s nothing that can’t be made better with the addition of a little bacon grease 😉

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