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Tasty Burritos Recipe

Tasty Burritos Recipe

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. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Reviews for Tasty Burritos

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amehart
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."

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tjmcmaster
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."

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Angel182009
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."

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PathofLife
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2015

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

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ElisabethM
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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Travlnbard
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"I make these all the time and add diced onion."

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kathidahl
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"I make these also and bake with a little cheese on top. Also put the beans in the blender or processor first. A long time favorite. Also use same filling for hard shell tacos that we wrap in a soft shell. Ground turkey and low fat cheese is one of my options."

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fascinator
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2015

"Really good and fast. Kids didn't even notice the beans."

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lisa53202
Reviewed May. 13, 2014

"Very tasty. I agree with some of the other reviewers that smaller tortillas would be better, and they need to be browned over medium rather than medium-high heat."

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kcrihfield89
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"My husband LOVES these burritos. Plus, they're so easy to make. I typically make a double batch of the ground beef and refried beans and put the extra in the fridge . Then, it only takes a few minutes to put together and fry up a burrito or two as a snack later on in the week."

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3232
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2013

"cool recipe"

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brenda1274
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

"This recipe was a HUGE hit in my household, that has extremely picky eaters. I took the suggestions of some other reviewers and popped them in the oven versus stove top because I wanted to cut back on the frying. Now my husband can't even go to the "Mexican" places around here because these were sooo good!!! Thank you!!!!"

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ojc0806
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

"Made as written except put the cheese on top instead of inside. Very good!!!"

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matilda629
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"My husband and I love Mexican food, and this is a very easy and tasty recipe! It has become one of our favorites."

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administrator
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012

"These were very good. My husband said they were as good as the ones at our favorite Mexican restaurant. I agree with the others, the heat was too high, they browned very quickly. Once I turned it down, they were fine. Will definitely make again."

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6foreverpaws
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2012

"Very easy to make. Having this again for dinner tonight. The leftovers tasted even better the next day."

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Yesi83
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"Its very good ! My family really enojed it & very easy."

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SeraSweetie
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2012

"This is a great and tasty recipe! My husband absolutely loved it!!! And it's very easy to make and very cheap to make. Yum Yum!"

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katlaydee3
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2012

"These are delicious whether you call them burritos or chimichangas. I topped them with salsa verde and sour cream with a Mexican rice on the side. The only issue that I had was med-high turned out to be way too hot and I burned the first two. I lowered the heat to med and the rest were perfect. I will definitely be making again."

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wunsagin
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"Perfect! Can't wait to try with other fillings and toppings."

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strayxdogxstrut
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"I substituted the ground beef for ground turkey, and used fat-free refried beans. Very simple recipe and very delicious. Goes great with a side of yellow rice."

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Sally Miner
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"These were very very good. I agree with another poster these are NOT burritos. Fried they are Chimichangas. I also think using smaller tortillas would be a better idea for a serving size. I also made the Mexican chicken Meatballs to go with it. Salsa, sour cream and guacamole rounded out the dish with rice on the side. Will certainly make again and again."

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vickibeth
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2011

"My husband is very fussy about Mexican food, and he loved this. I would definitely make it again."

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caree929
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"My husband and I love these! They're very easy to make and you can substitute different kinds of meat for the ground beef. We often make them with shredded or ground chicken and it's wonderful. These also freeze pretty well too. I always have to keep my eye on the freezer to make sure I get leftovers before my husband eats them all!"

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thekatzlady
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"Husband loved this! I added more cheese, but otherwise followed the recipe. Very easy to make."

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dalbright
Reviewed May. 27, 2011

"Have made this recipe many times. Making it tonight, in the oven 450 for 15 min. I also add spanish rice to the filling. Makes it a little healthier as you don't add as much meat."

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MariaS.
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"These are so good I wouldn't make Burritos any other way. Thanks for the good and easy recipe."

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Swtbby
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

"The burritos were scrumptious! It was such a nice change from regular tacos and burritos. I really liked that I could make a beef and bean burrito for my husband and just a bean burrito for myself. You can do different variations without any hassle. Love it!"

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jblatter
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"I made them using canned shredded chicken instead of ground beef. Much healthier and such a great taste."

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wlinsley
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"Very good."

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iamwildcookie
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2010

"I have made there a couple of times... Everytime I'm amazed how good they are... I did use 8" tortillas last time and like the portion size better then the 10"..."

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littleann1
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"Our new favorite. Next time I'm going to add some other stuff like spanish rice, carne guisada meat, cheese sauce &'m going to try the baking method. I It's an awesome recipe!"

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Mom_of_One
Reviewed May. 18, 2010

"My husband's comment was "no need to go out for Mexican anymore!" Thanks for a great recipe!"

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ak47gramma
Reviewed May. 18, 2010

"Very good"

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Kichler073
Reviewed May. 16, 2010

"Made them on the grill! Excellent."

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sherijel67
Reviewed May. 14, 2010

"What a tremendously wonderful recipe for a simple dish. I will never buy a frozen burrito again in my life. Excellent!"

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gford
Reviewed May. 13, 2010

"I made these for my grandson and me and we bothed loved them! I used cooking spray instead of the oil the second time I made them and it made no difference to the taste. They were still delicious!!"

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elainey
Reviewed May. 10, 2010

"My family loved this. Very easy and quick. It's now their choice for mexican dinner night."

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grnwillow
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"I made these the other day, with some mexican rice and extra refried beans. My whole family loved them. I browned them in less oil than called for, and topped them with onion, shredded lettuce,cheese,sour cream and salsa. They were a huge hit!"

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dellbo
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"i spray the pan and you can do more than 1 at a time"

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tkarinas
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"Burritos turn out so easily, my family makes them whenever we want a special meal. They're not the only thing we make but they are good and one we'll be making many more times."

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amoulton
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2009

"I ended up adding some spanish rice, and they were delicous!"

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grannygourmet
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2009

"We all enjoyed these burritos. I added a little chicken-flavored rice from last nights dinner and I think it was a good addition."

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ROCKYTOP08
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2008

"I made this last night and they were great - didn't fry the burritos in the oil though (cuts down the calories and I don't like the mess frying makes). I added a spoonful of guacamola on top of the sour cream."

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SaraSTR
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2008

"I made something like this for years when my children were little. Sometimes with beans & cheese no meat for after school snacks--and believe it or not they get CRUNCHY in the TOASTER OVEN without the oil for a healthier version! I do that now for my hubby and I, kids are grown. Mmmm. love it!"

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hwkfl
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2008

"yes...I have a "baked chimichangas" recipe that is similar and they turn out great!

12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown...475*  that was from the original recipe..I set mine to 450*.  They also spray the tops with butter flavored cooking spray..I don't."

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penoll
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2008

"who cares about the technical end of this recipe...It is Just plan Good..Call it what ever you would like!

Mm Mm Good!"

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kelsey1209
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2008

"Technically, when a burrito is fried, it's a "chimichanga"."

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bernice esau
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2008

"Could they be baked instead of fried?"

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SusanMalone
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2008

"Wow! These sound good but how many calories are in them???"

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