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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 (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 burrito equals 624 calories, 33 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 115 mg cholesterol, 1470 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 36 g 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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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."

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