Tasty Burritos Recipe
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Tasty Burritos Recipe

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My cousin is of Mexican heritage, and I’ve watched her make these crunchy burritos for years. The very first time I made them for my own family, they became an instant favorite meal. They’re even better warmed up the next day in the microwave. —Debi Lane, Chattanooga, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 6 flour tortillas (12 inches), warmed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • Sour cream and salsa

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning. In a small saucepan, cook refried beans over medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Spoon about 1/3 cup of beans off-center on each tortilla; top with 1/4 cup beef mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Fold sides and ends of tortillas over filling and roll up.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown burritos in oil on all sides. Serve with sour cream and salsa.
    Freeze option: Individually wrap cooled burritos in paper towels and foil; freeze in a resealable plastic freezer bag. To use, remove foil; place paper towel-wrapped burrito on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high 3-4 minutes or until heated through, turning once. Let stand 20 seconds.
    Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tasty Burritos in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p51

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2016

"Excellent recipe! Love how they freeze, so I made a double batch and have them ready to heat. Everyone in the family loved them too."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2016

"My family loved these. I thought they were even better the next day. I reheated in the oven for an even crispier tortilla. You could add lots of things to it if you wanted but really tasty as written."

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2016

"This is now a family favorite!! Easy to fry up on the stove. I think I'll try adding black olives into the mix next time."

Reviewed Aug. 24, 2015

"Do you add the water with the taco seasoning?"

Reviewed Aug. 17, 2015 Edited Aug. 24, 2015

"These were really delicious and quick to make. If I can make something in under 30 min. that's "fast food" to me. So much healthier than the store bought. I used homemade taco seasoning and coconut oil for sauteing (sorry canola oil is NOT the healthy oil we're led to believe). The canned refried beans made the mixture somewhat runny so it would depend on the brand one uses for this recipe. Might consider adding onions next time (as another reviewer mentioned) as well as jalapenos for more spice.

~No, I do not add any water to the mixture"

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