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Tasty Burritos Recipe

Tasty Burritos Recipe

My cousin is of Mexican heritage, and I’ve watched her make these crunchy burritos for years. The very first time I made them for my own family, they instantly became a favorite meal. They’re even better warmed up the next day in the microwave. —Debi Lane, Chattanooga, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 6 flour tortillas (12 inches), warmed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • Sour cream and salsa


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning. In a small saucepan, cook refried beans over medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. In a large 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 resealable plastic freezer bag. To use, remove foil; place paper towel-wrapped burrito on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high 3-4 minutes or until heated through, turning once. Let stand 20 seconds. Yield: 6 servings.

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Kdorfman User ID: 7269420 268926
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2017

"Very easy to make and tastes very good. Especially the second"

Jellybug User ID: 53068 268576
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2017

"I have made these burritos twice and they are easy to make and tasty"

preachermom User ID: 4175916 260640
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2017

"I made this recipe strait up. It was good enough, I guess, but we like more flavor. So if I were to make these again, definitely some garlic, onion powder, oregano, cumin and salt in the beans."

veggiemama User ID: 4640590 259172
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2017

"I made these vegetarian-style by using Morningstar Farms veggie crumbles instead of beef. They were very good!"

xxcskier User ID: 1136353 257428
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2016

"These are easy and delicious! My family really enjoyed these. The recipe can be easily customized to your families taste, if you want a little more spice add some Jared jalape?os, don't have that cheese on hand add some cheddar or Monterey Jack.

Great served with a salad and rice and beans! I made mine just slightly different by adding the beans and cheese directly into the pan with the beef warming and mixing everything together. We will make these again!"

Lovepiggs User ID: 986676 252842
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2016

"My husband is a very picky eater, but he loves Taco Bell all beef burritos. So, I took a chance that he would like these. He LOVED them and told me I should make them again. He rarely says that. I did not use beans because he won't eat them and I added some leftover Taco Bell sauce packets to it. I used the 8" soft taco size tortillas. Also, I used Pam to fry them, not oil. They were a hit!"

amehart User ID: 1464390 249251
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2016

"Excellent recipe! Love how they freeze, so I made a double batch and have them ready to heat. Everyone in the family loved them too."

tjmcmaster User ID: 6467737 244306
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2016

"My family loved these. I thought they were even better the next day. I reheated in the oven for an even crispier tortilla. You could add lots of things to it if you wanted but really tasty as written."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 242191
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2016

"This is now a family favorite!! easy to fry up on the stove. I think I'll try adding black olives into the mix next time."

PathofLife User ID: 1288561 231694
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2015

"Do you add the water with the taco seasoning?"

ElisabethM User ID: 8198936 231355
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2015 Edited Aug. 24, 2015

"These were really delicious and quick to make. If I can make something in under 30 min. that's "fast food" to me. So much healthier than the store bought. I used homemade taco seasoning and coconut oil for sauteing (sorry canola oil is NOT the healthy oil we're led to believe). The canned refried beans made the mixture somewhat runny so it would depend on the brand one uses for this recipe. Might consider adding onions next time (as another reviewer mentioned) as well as jalapenos for more spice.

~No, I do not add any water to the mixture"

Travlnbard User ID: 259481 230721
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"I make these all the time and add diced onion."

kathidahl User ID: 1718596 230702
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"I make these also and bake with a little cheese on top. Also put the beans in the blender or processor first. A long time favorite. Also use same filling for hard shell tacos that we wrap in a soft shell. Ground turkey and low fat cheese is one of my options."

fascinator User ID: 7633968 228875
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2015

"Really good and fast. Kids didn't even notice the beans."

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 83688
Reviewed May. 13, 2014

"Very tasty. I agree with some of the other reviewers that smaller tortillas would be better, and they need to be browned over medium rather than medium-high heat."

kcrihfield89 User ID: 5121811 147723
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"My husband LOVES these burritos. Plus, they're so easy to make. I typically make a double batch of the ground beef and refried beans and put the extra in the fridge . Then, it only takes a few minutes to put together and fry up a burrito or two as a snack later on in the week."

3232 User ID: 7402648 58738
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2013

"cool recipe"

brenda1274 User ID: 7184965 206156
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

"This recipe was a HUGE hit in my household, that has extremely picky eaters. I took the suggestions of some other reviewers and popped them in the oven versus stove top because I wanted to cut back on the frying. Now my husband can't even go to the "Mexican" places around here because these were sooo good!!! Thank you!!!!"

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 58737
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

"Made as written except put the cheese on top instead of inside. Very good!!!"

matilda629 User ID: 2173410 206155
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"My husband and I love Mexican food, and this is a very easy and tasty recipe! It has become one of our favorites."

administrator User ID: 1996148 62585
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012

"These were very good. My husband said they were as good as the ones at our favorite Mexican restaurant. I agree with the others, the heat was too high, they browned very quickly. Once I turned it down, they were fine. Will definitely make again."

6foreverpaws User ID: 6007092 62579
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2012

"Very easy to make. Having this again for dinner tonight. The leftovers tasted even better the next day."

Yesi83 User ID: 6709351 58868
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"Its very good ! My family really enojed it & very easy."

SeraSweetie User ID: 1839575 83644
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2012

"This is a great and tasty recipe! My husband absolutely loved it!!! And it's very easy to make and very cheap to make. Yum Yum!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 58867
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2012

"These are delicious whether you call them burritos or chimichangas. I topped them with salsa verde and sour cream with a Mexican rice on the side. The only issue that I had was med-high turned out to be way too hot and I burned the first two. I lowered the heat to med and the rest were perfect. I will definitely be making again."

wunsagin User ID: 791731 54494
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2011

"Perfect! Can't wait to try with other fillings and toppings."

strayxdogxstrut User ID: 5418908 83641
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"I substituted the ground beef for ground turkey, and used fat-free refried beans. Very simple recipe and very delicious. Goes great with a side of yellow rice."

Sally Miner User ID: 1714177 83640
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"These were very very good. I agree with another poster these are NOT burritos. Fried they are Chimichangas. I also think using smaller tortillas would be a better idea for a serving size. I also made the Mexican chicken Meatballs to go with it. Salsa, sour cream and guacamole rounded out the dish with rice on the side. Will certainly make again and again."

vickibeth User ID: 1993277 141708
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2011

"My husband is very fussy about Mexican food, and he loved this. I would definitely make it again."

caree929 User ID: 3830950 139615
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"My husband and I love these! They're very easy to make and you can substitute different kinds of meat for the ground beef. We often make them with shredded or ground chicken and it's wonderful. These also freeze pretty well too. I always have to keep my eye on the freezer to make sure I get leftovers before my husband eats them all!"

thekatzlady User ID: 6095158 58864
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"Husband loved this! I added more cheese, but otherwise followed the recipe. Very easy to make."

dalbright User ID: 833381 69624
Reviewed May. 27, 2011

"Have made this recipe many times. Making it tonight, in the oven 450 for 15 min. I also add spanish rice to the filling. Makes it a little healthier as you don't add as much meat."

MariaS. User ID: 498487 58863
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"These are so good I wouldn't make Burritos any other way. Thanks for the good and easy recipe."

Swtbby User ID: 5624547 134957
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2011

"The burritos were scrumptious! It was such a nice change from regular tacos and burritos. I really liked that I could make a beef and bean burrito for my husband and just a bean burrito for myself. You can do different variations without any hassle. Love it!"

jblatter User ID: 2501566 206154
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2011

"I made them using canned shredded chicken instead of ground beef. Much healthier and such a great taste."

wlinsley User ID: 5486276 114379
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"Very good."

iamwildcookie User ID: 4774060 139613
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2010

"I have made there a couple of times... Everytime I'm amazed how good they are... I did use 8" tortillas last time and like the portion size better then the 10"..."

littleann1 User ID: 1709381 114375
Reviewed May. 20, 2010

"Our new favorite. Next time I'm going to add some other stuff like spanish rice, carne guisada meat, cheese sauce &'m going to try the baking method. I It's an awesome recipe!"

Mom_of_One User ID: 2716800 114374
Reviewed May. 18, 2010

"My husband's comment was "no need to go out for Mexican anymore!" Thanks for a great recipe!"

ak47gramma User ID: 1987841 114329
Reviewed May. 18, 2010

"Very good"

Kichler073 User ID: 32326 62578
Reviewed May. 16, 2010

"Made them on the grill! Excellent."

sherijel67 User ID: 5067151 62577
Reviewed May. 14, 2010

"What a tremendously wonderful recipe for a simple dish. I will never buy a frozen burrito again in my life. Excellent!"

gford User ID: 2881765 139611
Reviewed May. 13, 2010

"I made these for my grandson and me and we bothed loved them! I used cooking spray instead of the oil the second time I made them and it made no difference to the taste. They were still delicious!!"

elainey User ID: 1293591 114302
Reviewed May. 10, 2010

"My family loved this. Very easy and quick. It's now their choice for mexican dinner night."

grnwillow User ID: 1856754 134955
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"I made these the other day, with some mexican rice and extra refried beans. My whole family loved them. I browned them in less oil than called for, and topped them with onion, shredded lettuce,cheese,sour cream and salsa. They were a huge hit!"

dellbo User ID: 5065772 54746
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"i spray the pan and you can do more than 1 at a time"

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 114297
Reviewed May. 5, 2010

"Burritos turn out so easily, my family makes them whenever we want a special meal. They're not the only thing we make but they are good and one we'll be making many more times."

amoulton User ID: 4286098 105587
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2009

"I ended up adding some spanish rice, and they were delicous!"

grannygourmet User ID: 3148826 206153
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2009

"We all enjoyed these burritos. I added a little chicken-flavored rice from last nights dinner and I think it was a good addition."

ROCKYTOP08 User ID: 1841044 103055
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2008

"I made this last night and they were great - didn't fry the burritos in the oil though (cuts down the calories and I don't like the mess frying makes). I added a spoonful of guacamola on top of the sour cream."

SaraSTR User ID: 1585379 69623
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2008

"I made something like this for years when my children were little. Sometimes with beans & cheese no meat for after school snacks--and believe it or not they get CRUNCHY in the TOASTER OVEN without the oil for a healthier version! I do that now for my hubby and I, kids are grown. Mmmm. love it!"

hwkfl User ID: 3261352 62574
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2008

"yes...I have a "baked chimichangas" recipe that is similar and they turn out great!

12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown...475*  that was from the original recipe..I set mine to 450*.  They also spray the tops with butter flavored cooking spray..I don't."

penoll User ID: 1982847 105583
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2008

"who cares about the technical end of this recipe...It is Just plan Good..Call it what ever you would like!

Mm Mm Good!"

kelsey1209 User ID: 4609924 134516
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2008

"Technically, when a burrito is fried, it's a "chimichanga"."

bernice esau User ID: 2641941 141706
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2008

"Could they be baked instead of fried?"

SusanMalone User ID: 1288161 54445
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2008

"Wow! These sound good but how many calories are in them???"

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