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Burrito Bake Recipe

Burrito Bake Recipe

Back when I was in college, my roommate would frequently make this economical 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. YIELD:6 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Unroll crescent roll dough. Press onto bottom and up the sides of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; seal seams and perforations.
  • 3. Spread beef mixture over crust; sprinkle with cheeses. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown, about 30 minutes. If desired, sprinkle with toppings. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional 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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JLo User ID: 9026246 264511
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2017

"Took about 25 minutes - smelled and tasted wonderful! I used a can of corn and beans instead of refried beans. Sour cream plus the other listed toppings are great on top. It is quite filling. I would like to make it again this way and maybe try to make it sometime with chicken."

melissloves2bake User ID: 6762616 264018
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2017

"So easy to make & tastes great! I put lettuce, tomatoes & sour cream on top after it's done baking."

angela32 User ID: 3084463 260239
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2017

"Very good and easy to put together. It's also versatile. I added a yellow pepper because I had one on hand and a whole small onion (we like onion), last thing was mont. jack cheese instead of mozzarella."

NH-rescue User ID: 4255840 259168
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2017

"Good, hearty meal. The crescent rolls make it very easy to put together. Can add salsa and/or diced chilies to the mixture for extra spice."

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 257449
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2016

"Yummy and easy to put together. I added some salsa to the meat mixture."

MyLittleChickadees User ID: 3556835 256882
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2016

"Excellent! I read the other reviews after making this. The meat mixture isn't too try, the crust is perfect, and the flavor is much so that my husband insisted that I add this to my recipe box. Kudos to the author; we love it!!! PS: I served it topped with sour cream, chopped tomatoes, sliced olives and shredded lettuce. Will definitely make again and again."

LindaS_WI User ID: 7202558 255310
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2016

""I made these baked burritos for my grandchildren last night and talk about a huge hit. They loved it. They are big fans of crescent rolls so I knew they'd love that part. There was a debate whether they were more like burritos or tacos. My granddaughter said it's more like puffy nachos. In any case, they loved it and have asked that I make it again for their next sleepover.""

jstowellsupermom User ID: 7101358 255263
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2016

"Super simple! Big hit at our house!"

sstetzel User ID: 158954 246368
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2016

"Hi Spiritvamp,

The dough is on the bottom, the filling spilled over in the center hiding it. What you're seeing on top is all the glorious cheese.
Hope that helps,
Sue Stetzel
Taste of Home Magazine"

spiritvamp User ID: 7628909 246185
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"The picture is very misleading. Recipe calls for the dough on the bottom topped with meat and cheese mixture, but it actually looks like the meat is on the bottom and the dough on top. Guess it go either way?"

llheath User ID: 6590379 230689
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"Very quick to make and tasty too! Only change I made was the use of reduced fat crescent rolls for the crust in order to make this a bit healthier. My Family Is NOT a big fan of lettuce as a topping. I served with salsa and no fat sour cream. Delicious!!"

Kuuipo1296 User ID: 8246041 219721
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"Family love it"

CLAUDINA10 User ID: 6871123 82905
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

"very tasty. my family loves this"

Igraine32 User ID: 7006585 74808
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"This was a treat. The combination of the Mexican spice & the sweetness of the crescent dough made this delectable. Didn't want to stop eating."

mrs._white User ID: 7182927 47596
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2013

"A quick and easy meal! I usually substitute refrigerated biscuits or a refrigerated pie crust for the crescent rolls. My family LOVES when I make it!"

JudithRN3 User ID: 1949591 29375
Reviewed May. 26, 2013

"Have been baking this Burrito bake for several years now(since it appeared in TOH cookbook)--everyone that has tried it loves it-both those preparing and those eating! It is not only tasty, and if you use low-fat ingredients-it is also healthy and sooo easy to prepare!

Thanks for this great recipe!"

jeanwilkinson User ID: 7086052 89084
Reviewed May. 1, 2013

"My family loves this recipe and the leftovers are just as good."

dorad169 User ID: 2904095 34383
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2013 Edited Mar. 29, 2016

"Fantastic! Thank you so much! I will make this again and again! Yummy!"

joyful41 User ID: 175481 43781
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2013

"This is also good made with tortilla shells. And very good with a little salsa mixed in with the meat bean mixture."

letsmakedinner User ID: 6266724 84162
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012 Edited Mar. 29, 2016

"This was very good and my family plus one guest really liked it. It is easy to prepare and makes a pretty presentation."

[email protected] User ID: 4441258 84065
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2012

"Quite easy to make, and quite yummy"

shell7293 User ID: 5815824 89079
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"Really good! I also used mashed up kidney beans in place of the refried beans - and I added about 1/2 cup salsa to the ground beef mixture as it looked a little dry. I halved the recipe and used the extra crescent roll dough on the top so it came out a little more like a taco pie - my husband loved it!"

NinaJ User ID: 2056812 74804
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"quick, easy an tastes great. I didn't have a can of refried beans when I got ready to make this so I used a can of kidney beans mashed with a potato masher and it still came out great."

DaniCalifornia User ID: 2091154 84063
Reviewed May. 11, 2010

"This was quite tasty, quick and easy. A great recipe when you need something quick."

[email protected] User ID: 1698913 82904
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2010 Edited Mar. 29, 2016

"I make this often. I have served this for company, and they rave on how good it taste."

mommy24cs User ID: 2887367 33613
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"This recipe was so simple to make and my family loved it! There was not a single bit left over."

wanda111 User ID: 4258076 203956
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2009

"My husband said this was a keeper"

scarlet286 User ID: 1078473 34382
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2008

"This was okay; I wasn't super impressed, but my boyfriend liked it. Next time I will use flour tortillas instead of the crescent dinner rolls."

Cinamn808 User ID: 2954833 69935
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2008 Edited Mar. 29, 2016

"This was really easy and fun to make. My fiance absolutely loved it and says it's his favorite mexican dish yet."

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