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Pan Burritos

Our family loves Mexican food, so this flavorful, satisfying casserole is a favorite. It’s nice to be able to get the taste of burritos and cut any serving size you want. —Joyce Kent, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 2 packages (1-1/2 ounces each) enchilada sauce mix
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 9 large flour tortillas (9 inch)
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans, warmed
  • Optional: Taco sauce, sour cream, chili peppers, chopped onion and/or guacamole


  • In a saucepan, combine the first 6 ingredients; simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • In a skillet, brown and crumble the beef. Drain; stir in one third of the sauce. Spread another third on the bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking pan or dish.
  • Place 3 tortillas over sauce, tearing to fit bottom of pan. Spoon half of the meat mixture over tortillas; sprinkle with 1-1/2 cups cheese. Add 3 more tortillas. Spread refried beans over tortillas; top with remaining meat. Sprinkle with 1-1/2 cups of cheese. Layer remaining tortillas; top with the remaining sauce. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Serve with optional ingredients as desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 646 calories, 32g fat (15g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 1379mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 36g protein.
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  • Mark
    Jan 22, 2021

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    Jul 21, 2020

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  • Jamie
    May 6, 2020

    My Mom made this growing up and now I make it for my family. I sometimes halve the recipe and use an 8x8 pan and one tortilla per layer instead of three for the two of us. Taco seasoning works fine if you cannot find enchilada mix. We use this recipe for parties and it’s loved by all.

  • Christine
    Apr 12, 2020

    I do something like this but put the tortilla in a springform pan and just laying it with the mince, taco sauce ,beans and cheese cook in the oven then sour cream and what ever you like so good. Just take out of springform pan and slice

  • Sinbad2362
    Aug 16, 2019

    I have made this several times, we always enjoy it. My husband loves it!

  • Mcdunn317
    Jan 27, 2019

    To much cheese. Something needs to be added to the meat like taco seansoning to make it more flavorable.

  • Cactus
    Jan 9, 2019

    I was a newlywed when I subscribed to TOH back in late '93/early '94. When I saw this recipe, I clipped it from my issue. I still have the original recipe, and the original husband! After 25 years and 3 children, I continue to make this recipe. Everyone in our home loves it, and it's a treat to sit around our table, adding the extra toppings we each like to our own serving. This is a keeper: if you've not tried it yet, you're missing out! DELICIOUS

  • jstowellsupermom
    Apr 23, 2018

    Easy recipe to adapt to your family's different tastes. We like spicy so I added jalapenos!

  • BobbysChicagoBAbe
    Feb 9, 2018

    Great recipe! Fast, easy and the possibilities for variations is great! My family called it Mexican lasagna! LOL!

  • Rellierae
    Dec 8, 2017

    Looked up the recipe for enchilada sauce mix on Google. Made one batch and used the packaged mix for the other envelope. The homemade looked and smelled better and I was able to cut down on the salt by doing this. Offered Greek yogurt instead of sour cream to go with it. Both males in the house added hot sauce and we all used salsa. I also used corn tortillas in the middle layer. I may use all corn another time.