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Tasty Burritos

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.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Tasty Burrito Tips

How do you wrap a burrito?

It’s quite easy to wrap a burrito! Read our simple steps for folding burritos like a pro.

How do you spice up a burrito?

For some additional heat, stir in ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes or ¼ tsp. ground cayenne pepper when adding the taco seasoning. Don't have any taco seasoning on hand? Make its copycat spice blend.

Is a burrito healthy?

Burritos can be a well-rounded meal if not over-stuffed. To lighten them up, make homemade burritos with lean ground sirloin, fat-free refried beans, reduced-fat cheese and light sour cream or non-fat plain Greek yogurt.