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Burrito Bake

Back when I was in college, my roommate would frequently make this economical baked burrito casserole. It's so easy to put together, and one serving goes a long way. —Cindee Ness, Horace, North Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 to 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 to 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Optional toppings: chopped green pepper, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and sliced ripe olives

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add beans, onion and taco seasoning.
  • Unroll crescent roll dough. Press onto bottom and up the sides of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; seal seams and perforations.
  • Spread beef mixture over crust; sprinkle with cheeses. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown, about 30 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with toppings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Using lean ground beef in the burrito instead of beef that’s 80% lean saves 45 calories per 4-ounce serving of beef. Lean ground beef is also 29% lower in saturated fat.
  • Sharp cheddar cheese has been aged longer than regular cheddar. As cheese ages, its flavor becomes more pronounced. Using aged cheese in a recipe can add complexity and rich flavor, even to humble favorites like mac ’n’ cheese.
  • These are the best and easiest baked dinners to make tonight.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 509 calories, 29g fat (12g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 1403mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein.

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    • No_Time_To_Cook
      Dec 28, 2020

      Really good and easy to make; will definitely be making again.

    • Ashley
      Nov 7, 2020

      I made this last night and, yeah, I didn't expect much - just something quick to make. Wasn't too sure about the crescent roll crust. Well, this was delicious! Tonight we're having leftovers. I'll be making this often. Thank you for publishing this recipe!! ??????

    • bwanas
      Sep 12, 2020

      TOP WITH GREEN ONIONS AND SLICED OLIVES BEFORE COOKING SERVE WITH CHOPPED LETTUCE AND SOUR CREAM AWESOME

    • Catbird513
      Aug 31, 2020

      We love tacos and burritos and this was a delicious change. Very fast and easy to make and you can switch up your toppings. Nice one to make after working all day.

    • dar719ash
      Aug 17, 2020

      No comment left

    • Sam
      Aug 12, 2020

      Awesome! I’ve made it 5 times since I saw this recipe earlier this summer. I use Flour tortilla Shells ins rad of crescent rolls. Perfect.

    • JGa2595176
      Jun 8, 2020

      Came out better than I expected! Thought it may not cut easily and end up a messy dish. It held together lovely when sliced (after cooling a bit) and the toppings bar was a fun way to serve. Family asked me to make again soon. Everyone had seconds.

    • Kimosaabe
      Jun 4, 2020

      Came out really great. And tasted really good. The only difference I did was no fat crescent roll since that was all that was available at my store. Was somewhat concerned the crust wouldn’t taste OK but no problem It was fine.

    • Dorothy
      May 28, 2020

      This recipe was so easy and delicious with the crescent dough crust. My husband and I loved it. I reheated the leftovers in the oven with a cover on and it tasted just as good two nights later. I have added it to my favorites and will be making it often much to my husband's delight.

    • Jennifer
      May 10, 2020

      So easy any yummy!