Brief Burritos Recipe
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Brief Burritos Recipe

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With three children in school, evenings are often hectic and short on time—especially during the holiday season. I can put this dish together after school and still have time to run back to town for evening activities. Best of all, the kids love it. —Ginger Burow, Fredericksburg, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 8 flour tortillas (10 inches), warmed
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 burrito: 430 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 1022mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 9g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in beans, tomatoes and chili sauce; heat through.
  2. Place about 1/2 cup meat mixture near the center on each tortilla; top with cheese and sour cream. Fold bottom and sides of tortilla over filling and roll up. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Brief Burritos in Country Woman November/December 2005, p35

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mem2094 User ID: 6443870 256881
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2016

"So easy to make and they were delicious! I browned a little bit of onion along with the beef and added a teaspoon of taco mix to the beef. I forgot to add the chili sauce but they were so tasty without it so I didn't miss that. This one is a keeper!"

abigailf User ID: 1511736 207528
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"This was good but I added 3/4 teaspoon of cumin & 1/2 teaspoon of mexican oregano."

KBigler User ID: 4471709 156556
Reviewed May. 22, 2010

"We love this recipe! Not only for the taste but also for how quick and easy it is!"

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