Bean and Honey Burrito Casserole

Monday, February 6, 2012 10:32 AM Posted by Lovely Fluffy Mama

This is a great recipe for those night you just want something "different". It has a wonderful sweet flavor and a fun crunch from the tortillas.

When I realized I would need shredded chicken for this recipe, I cooked one large chicken breast in a crock pot for about 3 hours earlier in the day, and it yielded exactly 2 cups of shredded chicken. Then I stored it in a container in the refrigerator until I was ready to use it.

I also prepared the yellow rice ahead of time.

When you are ready to get started, preheat the oven to 375*F. Spray a 9x13 in baking pan with cooking spray and line it with 4 large tortillas. I cut 3 of them in half in order to line up the edges.

Make the honey sauce and set aside.
Make the bean mixture, reserving 1/2 cup for topping later.
Mix the chicken, rice, cumin, honey sauce, and 1/4 cup of each of the cheeses into the bean mixture. Make sure it is fully combined.
Pour this mixture into the tortilla-lined baking pan. 

Then top with the remaining tortillas, cheese, and bean mixture. 

Bake in the preheated oven for 30-45 mins, until the cheese is hot and bubbly. Cool for about 5 mins, cut into single serving squares, and enjoy!

~Lovely Fluffy Mama

Bean and Honey Burrito Casserole
Adapted from

    • 1 1/2 cups cooked yellow rice
    • 1 serving cooking spray
    • 8 (8 inch) flour tortillas
    • 1/4 cup prepared yellow mustard
    • 1/4 cup sour cream
    • 1/3 cup honey
    • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
    • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
    • 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
    • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 1 cup corn kernels
    • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
    • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 2 tablespoons honey


    1. Prepare yellow rice as directed on package; reserve 1 1/2 cups. Refrigerate any remaining rice for another use.
    2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
    3. Line bottom of baking dish with 4 tortillas. To make the honey sauce, whisk together the mustard, sour cream, and 1/3 cup honey in a small bowl. Combine the red pepper, green pepper, garbanzo beans, black beans, and corn in a large bowl. Scoop out 1/2 cup of the bean mixture and reserve for topping.
    4. Stir the chicken, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese, cumin, yellow rice, and honey sauce into the bean mixture. Mix well. Pour mixture into the baking dish. Top with 4 tortillas; sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese, and the reserved 1/2 cup bean mixture.
    5. Bake in preheated oven until hot and bubbly, 30 to 45 minutes. Cover with aluminum foil if top browns excessively. Remove from oven, drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of honey.