Cheese Beef Burritos

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Mar. 11, 2022
After a busy day, this is a dish that I can get on the table fast. The recipe came about totally by accident: I started throwing things together and soon I had a winner! Everyone who has tried these burritos goes home with the recipe. —Amanda Alford, Hopedale, Illinois
Cheese Beef Burritos Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (8-1/2 ounces) ready-to-serve Santa Fe whole grain rice medley
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 3/4 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) salsa
  • 4 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), thinly sliced
  • 6 flour tortillas (10 inches), warmed
  • Optional: Torn leaf lettuce, chopped onion, chopped sweet red pepper, sour cream and shredded Mexican cheese blend


  1. Heat rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, crumble beef into a 4-qt. microwave-safe dish. Add corn and beans; mix well. Microwave, covered, on high until beef is no longer pink, 4-5 minutes; drain. Stir in salsa and cheese; microwave until cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes longer. Stir in rice.
  2. Spoon 3/4 cup beef mixture in the center of each tortilla; add additional ingredients of your choice. Fold bottom and sides of tortilla over filling and roll up.

Can you freeze Cheese Beef Burritos?

Cool beef mixture before making burritos; omit lettuce and sour cream from filling options. Individually wrap burritos in paper towels and foil; freeze in a freezer container. To use, remove foil; place paper towel-wrapped burrito on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high until heated through, turning once. Let stand 15 seconds. Carefully open burritos and add additional filling ingredients as desired.

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This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutrition Facts

1 burrito (calculated without toppings): 452 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 1115mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 9g fiber), 21g protein.