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Smothered Burritos Recipe

Smothered Burritos Recipe

My brother-in-law teases that I only know how to make five things using ground beef. I had to prove him wrong, and spicy burritos are the answer. —Kim Kenyon, Greenwood, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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."

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","

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."

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."

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."

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"

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!"

Lovepiggs User ID: 986676 225366
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2015

"I followed the recipe exactly (sort of). I used shredded chicken breast instead of beef. They were fantastic. I think they are even better than the chicken enchiladas I make. They freeze well too. We all loved them. Don't put the sauce or cheese on the burritos until you are ready to put them in the oven. That way they don't get soggy."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1202636 222942
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"quick, easy, but I should have decreased the salsa verde."

abashu User ID: 6784654 217430
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2015

"We didn't enjoy it but perhaps in the future it would be good to try again."

angmclanc User ID: 3282588 214795
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2014

"Very tasty. All the kids loved them"

NH-rescue User ID: 4255840 195971
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"We used red enchilada sauce and salsa. A little different twist on an easy-to-make recipe."

motormth User ID: 7371280 194541
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2014

"We loved this! Made it with no tweeking at all, I was great."

momoflandl User ID: 5566695 195967
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2014

"This was super fast and easy. The flavor was good but next time based on the other reviews I may try chicken but will certainly add refried beans to give it a bit more complex flavor. I love beans so they will make a good recipe great."

veggiemama User ID: 4640590 118586
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2014

"These turned out way better than I expected. I'm a vegetarian so I used a bag of meat substitute instead of the beef. Delicious!"

katecrid47 User ID: 7098019 134589
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

"The whole family loved it! It was easy and quick! I doubled the recipe for lunch leftovers. Good flavor! I too used regular salsa because I didn't have the salsa verde on hand. Can't wait to make again with that! Thanks for sharing!"

sharivw User ID: 4634266 195965
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"Loved it! Used a roasted veggie salsa since I had it on hand, the whole family rated as five star! Will try with refried beans next time. Kim, thank your brother in law for me!"

asmith User ID: 1988050 186171
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2013

"I added refried beans in with the meat, and they were delicious! They were easy and even better the next day. My family loved them!"

rrvaughan User ID: 1235533 119348
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2012

"I have tried many, many different burrito recipes only to be disappointed. This one is a keeper for me. It is delicious and so, so simple! I wasn't sure about the salsa verde, so I substituted regular salsa in this recipe. It turned out great!"

TeresaWitt User ID: 4117537 151054
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2012

"Not very tasty...a bit bland. The tortillas got gooey while cooking too."

CASaprky User ID: 6874508 113661
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2012

"Raves from my husband. I will make this again. It would be easy to substitute left-over rotisserie chicken or holiday turkey. I could easily double or triple it to bring to potluck dinners!"

shutslar User ID: 5879999 197719
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

"my family LOVED this recipe! i had to make it twice in one week!!"

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