Bush’s Black Bean Burrito with Cheese & Summer Squash

Bush's Black Bean Burrito with Cheese and Summer Squash

This post is sponsored by the wonderful people at Bush’s Beans.

Our family is on a burrito kick this summer, which makes for easy entertaining. Entertaining, like going to the freezer and pulling out Bush’s Black Bean Burrito with Cheese and Summer Squash individually wrapped burritos, popping them in the oven, adding a few toppings and fresh herbs, and Wah-Lah!

Ready to serve your family (or guests).

Bush's Black Bean Burrito with Cheese and Summer Squash

A delicious, easy meal. Who wants to cook in this heat we’ve been having!? This past weekend was in the 100’s here in southern Oregon. So I’m grateful for the black bean burritos that we’ve stocked up in the freezer!

Making your own food and freezing saves money, but I also really love it when you know exactly what ingredients are going into your food. We also keep stocked in our pantry a variety of Bush’s Beans for Mexican food, such as black beans, kidney beans, and pinto beans. They stretch a meal, add protein, and give options for flavor, plus they freeze well.

And whatever you have in the freezer is cash in the bank!

Inspired by  this Bush’s Beans burrito recipe, today I’m sharing our new family favorite recipe.

Which includes our garden squash! So easy to make ribbons with a potato peeler.

Bush's Black Bean Burrito with Cheese and Summer Squash

Follow the easy instructions and use up that zucchini if you have any extra!

Bush's Black Bean Burrito with Cheese and Summer Squash

We always forget how much we love Vegetarian burritos, and so the kids and their friends are gobbling these up as fast as I can make/freeze them!

With this Bush’s Black Bean Burrito with Cheese and Summer Squash recipe, you can take younger and older squash and make ribbons with your potato peeler.

Bush's Black Bean Burrito with Cheese and Summer Squash

Lightly sauté up (in either coconut oil or EVOO) and then add the drained beans, cheese, salsa, and whatever ingredients your family loves!

Do you ever freeze burritos, and what secret ingredient do you add for a fresh spin?

Bush's Black Bean Burrito with Cheese and Summer Squash
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Easy Black Bean Burrito with Cheese & Summer Squash Recipe

Beans, salsa, cheese, squash, and spices are rolled in tortillas with sour cream, and cheese, for a quick and tasty lunch. Freeze and enjoy at any time.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 8 servings


  • 2 15 ounce can BUSH’S® Black Beans, drained
  • 4 cups summer squash such as zucchini, peeled (ribboned) and cooked
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 cups salsa mild or spicy
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 lime 1 for juice; 1 for garnish
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 16 10-inch tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream plus extra for garnish


  • Wash and dry the summer squash. Take a potato peeler and make long ribbons, discarding each center piece.
  • Heat a frying pan with oil; sauté the squash for 1-2 minutes. Do not overcook.
  • Add the beans to the pan of squash; plus the salsa, spices and lime juice. Cook on low heat until heated through.
  • Spread about 2 Tablespoons of sour cream on each tortilla. Spread about 1/2 cup of the bean mixture down the center of each tortilla. Top each evenly with cheese.
  • Roll up burrito style and cut in half to serve. Garnish with a dab of sour cream and slice of lime, plus other favorite ingredients such as green onion, tomatoes, avocados, or olives.

This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans; but as always, all opinions are my own.

9 comments on “Bush’s Black Bean Burrito with Cheese & Summer Squash”

  1. These look delicious!

  2. My two boys love burritos. These are top notch healthy for them. Thanks for the recipe and excellent ideas!

  3. Delish! I add black beans to all our burritos, tacos and even nachos and quesadillas. These sound wonderful, Sandy!

  4. First, thanks for linking to PW’s post on freezer meals. I’ve already defrosted and cleaned the basement freezer. It’s ready to fill. :-D Super Techlet and I are going to use this recipe and the chicken/quinoa recipe for a mother/daughter batch cooking day. Some for her freezer. Some for mine.

    Question: Are you packing and freezing these the same way as the chicken quinoa burritos? I’m not using a rice cooker for the quinoa, do the same amounts of water apply? How much salsa are you putting in with the quinoa as it cooks?

    I love the squash version, Sandy. You’re always coming up with interesting additions/substitutions. Just because I’m not commenting, doesn’t mean I’m not reading your posts every single day. :-D


  5. These are perfect ! I have been wanting to cook more freezer meals since it’s so hot here in Texas.

  6. I need to stock up the freezer with these Sandy! This is my kind of eatin’!

  7. I never thought to put summer squash in a vegetarian burrito, but I love the idea. These sound flavorful, filling, and delicious.

  8. sounds yummy! I did go through a time where I was making frozen burritos quite a bit, not so much for company meals, but so that my family had something to pop in the microwave if they needed a quick meal or if they had friends over. I always made a meat and a meatless version since a few of their friends are vegan.

  9. We’ve been eating lots of burritos, too! Love this easy recipe!

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