Migrant Worker Burritos with Colby Jack Cheese

Dave Jimenez


This recipe (minus the cheese) was passed down to generations of Mexican migrant workers. The ingredients are simple, cheap, and hearty. A meal of two burritos would sustain migrants throughout the sun chapped day and into the evening.


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15 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 can(s)
    la preferida refried beans authentic 16 oz
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn oil
  • 4
  • 6
    tortillas, flour
  • 1 pinch
    onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 pinch
    tone's garlic sriracha
  • 1 c
    shredded colby jack cheese

How to Make Migrant Worker Burritos with Colby Jack Cheese


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan at a medium heat.
  2. Add can of refried beans and season lightly with garlic sriracha. Refry the beans to a slight crisp.
  3. Break the eggs directly into the beans and mix thoroughly. Add garlic and onion powder.
  4. Continue stirring mixture until all the ingredients combine completely.
  5. Warm flour tortillas on a griddle or over direct flame.
  6. Spoon bean and egg mixture into tortillas and add cheese. Roll into a burrito and let sit for few minutes.

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About Migrant Worker Burritos with Colby Jack Cheese

Course/Dish: Tacos & Burritos
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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