Seven-Layer Burritos

seven layer burritos
  • 4Servings


  • 2 16 ounce cans spicy vegetarian refried beans
  • 3/4 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce, such as Frank's RedHott
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 jalapeno chiles, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • Salt
  • 2 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 3 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 3/4 pound pepper jack, shredded
  • 1 romaine heart, chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup pimieno-stuffed green olives, chopped


In a medium saucepan, heat the beans, stock, hot sauce and cumin over medium-low, stirring, until warm, about 10 minutes.

In a medium bowl, combine half the onion and jalapenos with the lemon juice and garlic. Season with salt; let stand 10 minutes. Mash in the avocados to make the guacamole.

In a small bowl, toss the remaining onion and jalapenos with the tomatoes and cilantro to make the salsa; season with salt.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add one tortilla; cook until beginning to blister, about 1 minute per side. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Place one tortilla on a work surface. Spread one-quarter of the beans in a rectangle in the center, then top with one-quarter of the cheese, romaine, guacamole, salsa, sour cream and olives. Roll up, burrito- style. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and fillings. Cut burritos in half; divide among plates.