Smothered Burritos Recipe
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Smothered Burritos Recipe

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My brother-in-law teases that I only know how to make five things using ground beef. I had to prove him wrong, and spicy burritos are the answer. —Kim Kenyon, Greenwood, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (10 ounces) green enchilada sauce
  • 3/4 cup salsa verde
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 burrito: 624 calories, 33g fat (15g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 1470mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 36g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, mix enchilada sauce and salsa verde.
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in 1/2 cup sauce mixture.
  3. Spoon 2/3 cup beef mixture across center of each tortilla; top each with 3 tablespoons cheese. Fold bottom and sides of tortilla over filling and roll up.
  4. Place in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Pour remaining sauce mixture over top; sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Smothered Burritos in Simple & Delicious October/November 2012, p26

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wunsagin User ID: 791731 264843
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2017

"I was sure with so few ingredients these would really lack flavor....Not a problem! Perfect as written, no changes needed."

modestcook User ID: 4044770 263807
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2017

"We liked this recipe, it's a keeper. I couldn't find green enchilada sauce in our store, they were out of it so I used red. Turned out very good."

Bamster53 User ID: 7881502 245312
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2016

"Very filling and great flavors. Will definitely make again. Would be good with pork, chicken or turkey."

TXHashie User ID: 2818315 237141
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"This was a wonderful dish. I make homemade salsa and we loved it. Thx for the recipe. Margie"

GiGilovestocook User ID: 7771176 228687
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2015

"Just add black beans or refried beans, garlic, and onions and this can be a 5 star!"

Lovepiggs User ID: 986676 225366
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2015

"I followed the recipe exactly (sort of). I used shredded chicken breast instead of beef. They were fantastic. I think they are even better than the chicken enchiladas I make. They freeze well too. We all loved them. Don't put the sauce or cheese on the burritos until you are ready to put them in the oven. That way they don't get soggy."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1202636 222942
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"quick, easy, but I should have decreased the salsa verde."

abashu User ID: 6784654 217430
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"We didn't enjoy it but perhaps in the future it would be good to try again."

angmclanc User ID: 3282588 214795
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"Very tasty. All the kids loved them"

NH-rescue User ID: 4255840 195971
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"We used red enchilada sauce and salsa. A little different twist on an easy-to-make recipe."

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