Save on Pinterest

Burritos Made Easy

This easy burrito recipe is packed with a bean and beef filling with a taste of the Southwest. And since the recipe makes eight big burritos, you can feed a crowd! —Jennifer McKinney, Washington, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 burritos


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chili with beans
  • 1-1/4 cups chunky salsa
  • 1/4 cup canned chopped green chilies
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 8 slices process American cheese
  • Taco sauce and shredded lettuce, optional


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the chili, salsa and green chilies. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  • Spoon about 1/2 cupful beef mixture off center on each tortilla. Top each with a slice of cheese; roll up. Serve with taco sauce and lettuce if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 365 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 957mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • Home and Career Skills
    Dec 21, 2010

    We made this recipe in our 6th grade Home and Career Skills class and we found it enjoyable to eat as well as prepare (except for the onion chopping!) It didn't take much time either.

  • marciedarciestuff
    Sep 29, 2009

    I am put off by American cheese and chili in a can BUT I replaced the cheese with cheddar and tried the chili in a can anyway and we really liked these. Not only were they super easy but they tasted good too. Very pleased with this recipe.

  • jsgothier
    Aug 4, 2009

    It's called burritos made easy NOT authentic. Give it a rest already!!

  • Skn
    Aug 2, 2009

    It's called burritos made easy not burritos authentic. Skn

  • Maxi
    Aug 1, 2009

    For me, real Mexican or Tex-Mex food is made with shredded beef or pork. Ground beef in Mexican or Tex-Mex food is terrible. It is so easy to do the shredded meat, why bother to use ground beef! Shredded meat is so much better and more authentic!

  • dorothylm
    Jul 31, 2009

    yes always cheddar cheese if it says american cheese you can bet someone is not use to eating mexican food

  • John and Sue
    Jul 31, 2009

    This would also freeze! Wrap individual burritos in plastic wrap or snack size zip lock bags. Put each of these in a FREEZER zip lock bag. Pull one out or freezer bag, microwave and eat. I have packed these in my family lunches -- nice change from sandwiches, and a microwave is almost always available at worksite. WV Country Gal

  • Cecelia114
    Jul 30, 2009

    American Cheese is never used in Mexican food. Change it to Cheddar Cheese

  • tamst
    Mar 2, 2009

    Very good and very simple. Even my snoopy husband enjoyed them.

  • muffnette
    Feb 4, 2009

    very yummy and i love how simple it is!!!