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Smothered Burritos Recipe

Smothered Burritos Recipe

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. YIELD: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 (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 burrito equals 624 calories, 33 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 115 mg cholesterol, 1,470 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 36 g protein.

Reviews for Smothered Burritos

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2016

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

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

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

Reviewed Jun. 28, 2015

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

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."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

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

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

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

Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"Very tasty. All the kids loved them"

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

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

Reviewed Sep. 20, 2014

"We loved this! Made it with no tweeking at all, I was great."

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"This was super fast and easy. The flavor was good but next time based on the other reviews I may try chicken but will certainly add refried beans to give it a bit more complex flavor. I love beans so they will make a good recipe great."

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"These turned out way better than I expected. I'm a vegetarian so I used a bag of meat substitute instead of the beef. Delicious!"

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

"The whole family loved it! It was easy and quick! I doubled the recipe for lunch leftovers. Good flavor! I too used regular salsa because I didn't have the salsa verde on hand. Can't wait to make again with that! Thanks for sharing!"

Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"Loved it! Used a roasted veggie salsa since I had it on hand, the whole family rated as five star! Will try with refried beans next time. Kim, thank your brother in law for me!"

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

"I added refried beans in with the meat, and they were delicious! They were easy and even better the next day. My family loved them!"

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

"I have tried many, many different burrito recipes only to be disappointed. This one is a keeper for me. It is delicious and so, so simple! I wasn't sure about the salsa verde, so I substituted regular salsa in this recipe. It turned out great!"

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2012

"Not very tasty...a bit bland. The tortillas got gooey while cooking too."

Reviewed Sep. 19, 2012

"Raves from my husband. I will make this again. It would be easy to substitute left-over rotisserie chicken or holiday turkey. I could easily double or triple it to bring to potluck dinners!"

Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

"my family LOVED this recipe! i had to make it twice in one week!!"

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