Burrito Bake Recipe
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Burrito Bake Recipe

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Years ago 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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sstetzel 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 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?"

llheath 230689
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"Very quick to make and tasty too! Only change I made was the use of reduced fat crescent rolls for the crust in order to make this a bit healthier. My Family Is NOT a big fan of lettuce as a topping. I served with salsa and no fat sour cream. Delicious!!"

Kuuipo1296 219721
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"Family love it"

CLAUDINA10 82905
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

"very tasty. my family loves this"

Igraine32 74808
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"This was a treat. The combination of the Mexican spice & the sweetness of the crescent dough made this delectable. Didn't want to stop eating."

mrs._white 47596
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2013

"A quick and easy meal! I usually substitute refrigerated biscuits or a refrigerated pie crust for the crescent rolls. My family LOVES when I make it!"

JudithRN3 29375
Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"Have been baking this Burrito Bake for several years now(since it appeared in TOH cookbook)--everyone that has tried it loves it-both those preparing and those eating! It is not only tasty, and if you use low-fat ingredients-it is also healthy and sooo easy to prepare!

Thanks for this great recipe!"

jeanwilkinson 89084
Reviewed May. 1, 2013

"My family loves this recipe and the leftovers are just as good."

dorad169 34383
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013 Edited Mar. 29, 2016

"Fantastic! Thank you so much! I will make this again and again! Yummy!"

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