Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 envelope taco seasoning
- 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
- 6 flour tortillas (12 inches), warmed
- 1 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
- 4 teaspoons canola oil
- Sour cream and salsa
- In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning; remove from skillet and set aside. Wipe skillet clean.
- In a small saucepan, cook refried beans over medium-low heat until heated through, 2-3 minutes.
- Spoon about 1/3 cup of beans off-center on each tortilla; top with 1/4 cup beef mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Fold sides and ends of tortillas over filling and roll up.
- In same skillet over medium-high heat, brown burritos in oil on all sides. Serve with sour cream and salsa.
Freeze option: Individually wrap cooled 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, 3-4 minutes. Let stand 20 seconds.
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Feb 4, 2020
Thank you for sharing this simple and quick recipe! As for the negative reviewers...if a recipe called for powdered gelatin would a person have to make the gelatin from scratch to legitimize the recipe?? I think not! Don't be haters, enjoy it for it's simplicity!
Jan 23, 2020
I have to agree with Dustin. It's not really a recipe if you are using a packet of pre-made taco seasoning and a can of re-fried beans.
Oct 23, 2019
What about this is worth posting? Add store bought taco seasoning to ground beef and roll up with canned refried beans and shredded cheese? That's not a recipe.
Sep 15, 2019
Definitely a 5-star recipe. I followed the instructions but did add some chopped onion when browning the beef. So easy and quick. And delicious. Hubby and I both loved it. We will be having this again. Volunteer Field Editor
Aug 12, 2019
I've been making these for years, but like another reviewer, I mix the beans with the meat. I prefer old el paso Burrito Seasoning instead of taco seasoning. Our stores do not stock it anymore, but I get it online at walmart or Amazon. Occasionally, it is stocked in walmart super centers.
Jun 15, 2019
I love these, oil and all!!??
Jan 17, 2019
I've made these for years, but I heat the beans in with the meat after the meat is browned. I also use salsa instead of taco seasoning, but either one is good. I add the cheese to the meat/bean mixture and it's the perfect one pan meal.
Jul 23, 2018
Broooooooo these things are beast I make them with cilantro and onion and fry them till they're flaky and crispy hmmmmmmm mmmmmm
Jun 5, 2018
I too fix these babies and my family loves them. it’s the frying and being crispy that makes them taste so good with side condiments. Yummy!
Jan 12, 2018
Tasty easy to prepare and a timesaver