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Tasty Burritos Recipe

Tasty Burritos Recipe

My cousin is of Mexican heritage, and I’ve watched her make this crunchy beef burrito recipe 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 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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Reviewed Jan. 12, 2018

"Tasty easy to prepare and a timesaver"

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2018

"easy and great recipe! I love recipes that I can follow exactly the first time I make it to give it a fair shot AND play with/add whatever pops in my head for follow-up cooking. If you do choose to add additional ingredients, be careful not to add to much or over stuff. I never thought I would live crunchy tortillas so much. Thanks for the recipe."

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2017

"why the oil ? a Tortilla will brown great with out any added oil at all . when we make them at home we use our panini press works great.. i have also used a frying pan.. and NO oil of any kind"

Lady Fingers
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2017

"I make these, using salsa in the burritos, instead of taco seasoning mix. Plate them on a bed of shredded lettuce, for that authentic taqueria look!"

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2017

"Loved these. Did add small amount of Mexican rice. easy. Made enough (just 2 of us) for 3 days of meals and seemed to better! thank you for sharing this recipe!"

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2017

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

Reviewed Jun. 27, 2017

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

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."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2017

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

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!"

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