Burritos Made Easy Recipe
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Burritos Made Easy Recipe

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These easy burritos are packed with a bean and beef filling with a taste of the Southwest. And since the recipe makes eight big burritos, you can feed a crowd! Jennifer McKinney - Washington, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chili with beans
  • 1-1/4 cups chunky salsa
  • 1/4 cup canned chopped green chilies
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 8 slices process American cheese
  • Taco sauce and shredded lettuce, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 365 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 957mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the chili, salsa and green chilies. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Spoon about 1/2 cupful beef mixture off center on each tortilla. Top each with a slice of cheese; roll up. Serve with taco sauce and lettuce if desired. Yield: 8 burritos.
Originally published as Burritos Made Easy in Simple & Delicious July/August 2008, p29

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Home and Career Skills User ID: 5715487 169107
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"We made this recipe in our 6th grade Home and Career Skills class and we found it enjoyable to eat as well as prepare (except for the onion chopping!) It didn't take much time either."

marciedarciestuff User ID: 3221145 133218
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2009

"I am put off by American cheese and chili in a can BUT I replaced the cheese with cheddar and tried the chili in a can anyway and we really liked these. Not only were they super easy but they tasted good too. Very pleased with this recipe."

jsgothier User ID: 2545154 108368
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2009

"It's called burritos made easy NOT authentic. Give it a rest already!!"

Skn User ID: 3048543 133216
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2009

"It's called burritos made easy not burritos authentic. Skn"

Maxi User ID: 13517 169596
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2009

"For me, real Mexican or Tex-Mex food is made with shredded beef or pork. Ground beef in Mexican or Tex-Mex food is terrible. It is so easy to do the shredded meat, why bother to use ground beef! Shredded meat is so much better and more authentic!"

dorothylm User ID: 2743849 76699
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2009

"yes always cheddar cheese if it says american cheese you can bet someone is not use to eating mexican food"

John and Sue User ID: 1751179 156492
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2009

"This would also freeze! Wrap individual burritos in plastic wrap or snack size zip lock bags. Put each of these in a FREEZER zip lock bag. Pull one out or freezer bag, microwave and eat. I have packed these in my family lunches -- nice change from sandwiches, and a microwave is almost always available at worksite. WV Country Gal"

Cecelia114 User ID: 801791 172401
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2009

"American Cheese is never used in Mexican food. Change it to Cheddar Cheese"

tamst User ID: 1020446 108366
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2009

"Very good and very simple. Even my snoopy husband enjoyed them."

muffnette User ID: 1370261 169104
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2009

"very yummy and i love how simple it is!!!"

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