Roast Beef Burritos Recipe

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Ann Nolte of Hampton, Virginia relies on cumin, taco sauce and red pepper flakes to season these savory south-of-the-border sensations. "The recipe is a great way to spice up leftover roast," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped cooked roast beef
  • 1 bottle (8 ounces) taco sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 6 flour tortillas (7 inches), warmed
  • Shredded cheddar cheese and lettuce, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 312 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 558mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes, roast beef, taco sauce, chilies, cumin and red pepper flakes if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 25 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Spoon about 2/3 cup down the center of each tortilla; fold over sides and ends. Serve with cheese and lettuce if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Roast Beef Burritos in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p34

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