Smothered Burritos Recipe

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Smothered Burritos Recipe
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Smothered Burritos Recipe

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My brother-in-law teased that I only knew how to make five things using ground beef. I proved him wrong with my inventive spicy burritos. —Kim Kenyon, Greenwood, Missouri
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (10 ounces) green enchilada sauce
  • 3/4 cup salsa verde
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, mix enchilada sauce and salsa verde.
In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in 1/2 cup sauce mixture.
Spoon 2/3 cup beef mixture across center of each tortilla; top each with 3 tablespoons cheese. Fold bottom and sides of tortilla over filling and roll up.
Place in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Pour remaining sauce mixture over top; sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Smothered Burritos in Simple & Delicious October/November 2012, p26

Nutritional Facts

1 burrito: 624 calories, 33g fat (15g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 1470mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 36g protein.

  • 1 can (10 ounces) green enchilada sauce
  • 3/4 cup salsa verde
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, mix enchilada sauce and salsa verde.
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in 1/2 cup sauce mixture.
  3. Spoon 2/3 cup beef mixture across center of each tortilla; top each with 3 tablespoons cheese. Fold bottom and sides of tortilla over filling and roll up.
  4. Place in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Pour remaining sauce mixture over top; sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Smothered Burritos in Simple & Delicious October/November 2012, p26

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slocook805 User ID: 7734059 276827
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2017

"2 stars as written, way too bland for us. I added minced onion, garlic and serrano peppers along with my homemade version of what you would call taco seasoning. Also since I use90/10 grnd beef no draining is necessary and why would you drain ground beef if you had browned it with spices and other ingredients anyway? Too much flavor goes into the trash. That always gets me when I see a recipe that calls for that step. Since it's beef you can do a switchy swatchy with either red or green when it comes to the sauce."

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slocook805 User ID: 7734059 276826
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2017

"2 stars as written, way too bland for us. I added minced onion, garlic and serrano peppers along with my homemade version of what you would call taco seasoning. Also since I use90/10 grnd beef no draining is necessary and why would you drain ground beef if you had browned it with spices and other ingredients anyway? Too much flavor goes into the trash. That always gets me when I see a recipe that calls for that step. Since it's beef you can you can do a switchy swatchy with either red or green when it comes to the sauce."

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ChrisD1717 User ID: 8325994 274882
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2017

"I made these for two of my brothers. They raved about them. I was in total agreement. used smaller tortillas cause that is what I had on hand and since I had twice the tortillas I doubled everything else and it came out great. Flavors were terrific. Will definitely make again. Even great heated up. Topped with salsa, sour cream, green onions, lettuce and tomato. YUM!"

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middjett User ID: 7818954 273206
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2017

"This is a good recipe to use as an idea maker. A few changes I made are as fallows 1) needs onions. 2) Corn tortillas instead of flour. Corn tortillas don't get soggy like flour ones do. 3) Homemade red enchilada sauce and cancel the Verde and add fresh chopped jalapenos instead. And I also like to add sliced black olives to mine. I could tell by just reading the list of ingredients there would be no heat and very little flavor, but with the added onion and my homemade sauce, my creation turned out pretty good. Only reason this got 2 stars is for the ideas it gave me, otherwise it would have been 1 star."

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Sue User ID: 3790029 273154
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2017

"So, where is the spice???? This is very benign. Any number of additions would add real spice to make these "spicy","

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wunsagin User ID: 791731 264843
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2017

"I was sure with so few ingredients these would really lack flavor....Not a problem! Perfect as written, no changes needed."

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modestcook User ID: 4044770 263807
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2017

"We liked this recipe, it's a keeper. I couldn't find green enchilada sauce in our store, they were out of it so I used red. Turned out very good."

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Bamster53 User ID: 7881502 245312
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2016

"Very filling and great flavors. Will definitely make again. Would be good with pork, chicken or turkey."

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TXHashie User ID: 2818315 237141
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"This was a wonderful dish. I make homemade salsa and we loved it. Thx for the recipe. Margie"

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GiGilovestocook User ID: 7771176 228687
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2015

"Just add black beans or refried beans, garlic, and onions and this can be a 5 star!"

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