Burrito Bake Recipe
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Burrito Bake Recipe

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Back when I was in college, my roommate would frequently make this economical casserole. It's so easy to put together, and one serving goes a long way. —Cindee Ness, Horace, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 to 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 to 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Optional toppings: chopped green pepper, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and sliced ripe olives

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 509 calories, 29g fat (12g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 1403mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add beans, onion and taco seasoning.
  2. Unroll crescent roll dough. Press onto bottom and up the sides of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; seal seams and perforations.
  3. Spread beef mixture over crust; sprinkle with cheeses. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown, about 30 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with toppings. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Burrito Bake in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p288

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JLo User ID: 9026246 264511
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2017

"Took about 25 minutes - smelled and tasted wonderful! I used a can of corn and beans instead of refried beans. Sour cream plus the other listed toppings are great on top. It is quite filling. I would like to make it again this way and maybe try to make it sometime with chicken."

melissloves2bake User ID: 6762616 264018
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2017

"So easy to make & tastes great! I put lettuce, tomatoes & sour cream on top after it's done baking."

angela32 User ID: 3084463 260239
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2017

"Very good and easy to put together. It's also versatile. I added a yellow pepper because I had one on hand and a whole small onion (we like onion), last thing was mont. jack cheese instead of mozzarella."

NH-rescue User ID: 4255840 259168
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2017

"Good, hearty meal. The crescent rolls make it very easy to put together. Can add salsa and/or diced chilies to the mixture for extra spice."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 257449
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2016

"Yummy and easy to put together. I added some salsa to the meat mixture."

MyLittleChickadees User ID: 3556835 256882
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2016

"Excellent! I read the other reviews after making this. The meat mixture isn't too try, the crust is perfect, and the flavor is much so that my husband insisted that I add this to my recipe box. Kudos to the author; we love it!!! PS: I served it topped with sour cream, chopped tomatoes, sliced olives and shredded lettuce. Will definitely make again and again."

LindaS_WI User ID: 7202558 255310
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2016

""I made these baked burritos for my grandchildren last night and talk about a huge hit. They loved it. They are big fans of crescent rolls so I knew they'd love that part. There was a debate whether they were more like burritos or tacos. My granddaughter said it's more like puffy nachos. In any case, they loved it and have asked that I make it again for their next sleepover.""

jstowellsupermom User ID: 7101358 255263
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2016

"Super simple! Big hit at our house!"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 246368
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2016

"Hi Spiritvamp,

The dough is on the bottom, the filling spilled over in the center hiding it. What you're seeing on top is all the glorious cheese.
Hope that helps,
Sue Stetzel
Taste of Home Magazine"

spiritvamp User ID: 7628909 246185
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"The picture is very misleading. Recipe calls for the dough on the bottom topped with meat and cheese mixture, but it actually looks like the meat is on the bottom and the dough on top. Guess it go either way?"

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