Beef and Bean Crispitos

My oldest son came home from school one day asking me to find a crispito recipe like the one he loves at school.  This is what I came up with.  It’s not exactly like what he has at school, but we love them just the same, and they have the added benefit of being a 30 minute meal. Photo and recipe inspiration courtesy of

  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 Tbs taco seasoning
  • shredded cheese
  • 8″ flour tortillas
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • salsa or sour cream for dipping

Brown your ground beef, then add 1/3 cup of water and the taco seasoning, (you can substitute a packet of taco seasoning for the homemade stuff if that’s what you have).  While the beef is browning, heat up the refried beans in a microwave safe bowl til hot, and shred your cheddar cheese.  When all the components are ready, heat up a thin layer of oil over medium-low to medium heat.  Spread a line of refried beans in the center of the tortilla, then ground beef, then cheese.  Roll them tightly, leaving the ends open.  Fry in batches, seam side down first for 30-60 seconds or until golden brown.  Serve with salsa or sour cream.