This Beef Burrito Recipe is a delicious and easy weeknight dinner that satisfies all your Tex-Mex cravings! If you love Ground Beef Tacos, then you’re going to enjoy these Beef Burritos too because they use the same taco meat as the filling.
One of my favorite things to do at the beginning of the week is make a double recipe of Ground Beef Tacos so I have plenty of leftovers to make some delicious Tex Mex dinners all week! One of those is this Beef Burrito Recipe!
This dinner comes together quickly, so it’s a great time saver. I know there are cooks who love to spend a long time in the kitchen, but that’s not me! I’m usually tying to throw something together between work and my daughter’s sports schedule. If this sounds like you-read on!
What’s in this Beef Burrito Recipe?
- Ground Beef Taco Recipe (ground beef, potatoes, garlic, onions, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, cayenne, s&p)
- Refried beans (homemade or canned)
- Shredded cheese
- Any additional ingredients like sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and guacamole
- Flour tortillas
How do I make the burritos?
I’ll assume you already have some left over Ground Beef Taco meat heating up in the microwave. If you don’t just whip up a batch of it, or use 1.5 pounds of meat and packaged taco seasoning. Have all of the your add-ins prepped and ready to go before you warm up the tortillas.
By the way, I prefer warming my tortilla up on the stove in a skillet or griddle pan rather than the microwave. I just like the little bit of browning that happens there. But if you don’t mind using the microwave, then by all means use it. Once the tortillas are hot, put them in a clean kitchen towel to keep them warm.
Now you’re ready to make the burritos. Set a tortilla on plate and start layering on the ingredients. I start with refried beans, then the taco meat, cheese…just keep going with whatever else you want in there.
Keep layering on the goodness!
These really are super simple and yummy! Sometimes I will wrap them in foil to keep them warm-other times I drizzle some Taco Sauce over them and eat them with a fork and knife.
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Beef Burrito Recipe
- 1 Recipe Ground Beef Taco meat
- 8 Medium fajita size or 6 Large (burrito size) flour tortillas--I use Mission Brand
- 1 16 oz can refried beans
- 1 16 oz package shredded cheese; use your favorite kind! We like Mexican cheese blend.
Customize your burrito with your favorite add-ins:
- Sour Cream
- Sliced avocado or Easy Homemade Mexican Guacamole
- Diced tomatoes
- Shredded lettuce
- Sliced Black Olives
- Sliced jalepeños
- Your favorite salsa or this Taco Sauce it’s a Taco Bell copy-cat
- Prepare Ground Beef Taco meat and keep warm over low heat.
- Empty refried beans into a small saucepan and heat over medium. Or, heat beans is a microwave safe bowl until hot.
- Prepare any add-ins and have them near your work area.
- Heat the tortillas over a hot skillet or griddle. Remove from heat and keep them warm in a clean kitchen towel.
- Place one tortilla on a plate. Smooth 2-3 tablespoons of refried beans in the center.
- Add about ⅓ cup taco meat on top of the beans.
- Sprinkle about ¼ cup shredded cheese over the taco meat.
- Continue layering your desired add-ins.
- Wrap tortilla up, then drizzle with more Mild Taco Sauce that’s been warmed up.
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