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Brown-Bag Burritos

"For a change from sandwiches, we like burritos-something many people don't consider in a brown-bag lunch," says Rhonda Cliett of Barton, Texas. "They're good cold or easy to heat if a microwave's available."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    15-20 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 2/3 cup enchilada sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 15 to 20 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the next eight ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • In a microwave, heat tortillas in batches until warm, about 45 seconds. Spoon 3 to 4 tablespoons of beef mixture off center on each tortilla. Sprinkle each with 2 to 3 tablespoons cheese and roll up.
  • Wrap burrito in paper towel, then in foil. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Refrigerate. Eat burritos cold, or remove foil and heat paper towel-wrapped burrito in a microwave on high for 30-60 seconds.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 204 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 435mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • ChrisD1717
    Sep 18, 2017

    These were awesome. It sure beats the taco seasoning you get in packets. will definitely make again.

  • tracyh20
    Nov 19, 2012

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  • sharonraburn
    Apr 27, 2012

    have made it a few times now... Love it.. I have given this recipe to everyone that has tried them... Really make these , they are just so good..

  • ozborne
    Feb 24, 2012

    awesome!!! The filling takes great as a dip w/ tortilla chips. It is also perfect if you replace all of the beef w/ additional refried beans - vegetarian burritos. Yummy

  • Sierra05
    Dec 6, 2011

    This was such a simple and healthy recipe I used ground turkey, and doubled the recipe.I made it for a church potluck. Everyone loved them and I took home the extras and froze them.

  • Bratrattery
    Nov 16, 2011

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  • pajamaangel
    Nov 8, 2011

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  • pamdevone
    Oct 15, 2011

    This was great, the burrito was fantastic.

  • chefmurph
    Apr 18, 2011

    Very good flavor for the filling. Just a touch too salty, so will cut the salt next time. I'm afraid I over-filled my tortillas so it only made 10 with a little mixture leftover. Made a yummy dinner and it is a good snack for my growing boys after school. Will definitley make again.

  • wvmom6
    Jan 1, 2011

    Love to make these, they are quick and easy, plus you can freeze them for later use. I toasted mine in the oven before serving though. This keeps the shell closed. These are yummy!