The Best Burrito Recipe

On Sunday, Chris and I were piddling around in our favorite grocery aisle. The international foods/pasta aisle. You know the one. The one filled with ALL the goodness and carbs. Lots of carbs. I asked Chris what kind of pasta he wanted and he was all maybe some kind of burrito or something instead. You don’t have to ask me twice about any type of Mexican dish. I AM ON IT! I looked up a few difference recipe suggestions online, combined and tweaked from several and came up with this deliciousness. I might be biased, but this is better than any restaurant burrito I have ever had.

There is enough meat to do around 5-6 burritos.

What You Need

Soft flour burrito tortillas/wraps (we used the Mission large ones)

1 lb extra lean ground beef

2 cups cooked rice (I used Minute Rice because it was what we  had on hand)

1 can reduced sodium black beans

1/2 an onion, chopped

2 teaspoons minced garlic

3 tablespoons tomato paste

6 tablespoons water

taco seasoning

Other Things I Used

enchilada sauce (we prefer Trader Joes)

cheese dip

shredded three cheddar cheese (or Mexican cheese, cheddar cheese, colby jack, your preference)

fresh diced tomato

Cooking spray

What You Do

–Spray a medium sized pan with cooking spray, cook onions and garlic for 2-4 minutes, add ground beef and brown

–Add taco seasoning (4 tablespoons/one packet) and mix around until completely blended. Stir in 3 tablespoons of tomato paste and 6 tablespoons water. Mix in black beans.

–Heat burrito wraps according to package (I did this in microwave with damp paper towels)

–Lay tortilla wrap on flat surface. Layer the rice, then the beef/bean mixture, top with some shredded cheese. Add in any toppings you may like, I did fresh diced tomato for Chris.

–Wrap the burrito by pulling each of the sides over first, then folding the two ends. Top with a little enchilada sauce and white cheese dip if you are wanting the true restaurant feel to it!!! You may want to heat them in the oven for a few minutes after assembling (350 degrees wrapped in tin foil), or serve immediately!

I imagine you could make a few extras and wrap them up and freeze them, breaking them out for lunches or a quick week night meal. These were honestly put together in under 30 minutes and so good!!!! We only had one each and are saving the leftover meat to make taco bowls or salad later this week.

The cheese sauce and red sauce just swirled together on its own in pure perfection!

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  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine February 27, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Oh I do know that aisle, so fun and intriguing! You and Chris have created a burrito masterpiece! Sounds and looks scrumptious and will be made ASAP in my house!!! Adding ingredients to my grocery list now!

  • Reply Heather February 27, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Looks delicious!!!!!

  • Reply laura February 27, 2018 at 8:54 am

    OMG, that looks like a Chipotle burrito! You did a good job and that looks so good!! I’ll have to get the stuff to do it when B and I aren’t on our stupid diets. 🙂

  • Reply mandie February 27, 2018 at 11:02 am

    That looks amazing! I think that I may have to try that with the fam some night. Yum!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag February 27, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Omg, that top photo is beautiful. These look so yummy! I like that it doesn’t take long to make either.


  • Reply Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue February 27, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Ooh, the cheese sauce & enchilada sauce combo does sound delicious, I will have to try that ASAP!

  • Reply chelsea jacobs February 27, 2018 at 11:15 am

    These sound amazing!!

  • Reply Meg Taylor February 27, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Oooh I haven’t tried TJ’s enchilada sauce – sounds delicious!! This burrito has all my favorite things – delicious!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  • Reply Rebecca Jo February 27, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Taking out the meat but totally trying this!

  • Reply Dani February 27, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    That seriously looks so damn delicious, and I’m pretty sure I have most of those things on hand so definitely making it this week! Thanks for the inspo!

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders February 27, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    And I’m drooling! I always get the mini burrito at Chuys and I never thought of making my own! We always do enchiladas or tacos at home but never burritos. This is totally going on the radar for dinner sometime soon! And talk about great leftovers for lunches too!

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen February 27, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    This looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I have everything but the tortillas laying around my house, next week these will be made!!

  • Reply Kate February 27, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    YUM! Totally craving this for dinner tonight, and I love that you added garlic 😀

  • Reply Audrey February 28, 2018 at 10:02 am

    I’ve never made burritos at home but these sound and look AMAZING. Also, you are like a dang food-stager with that perfect sauce and cheese swirl! Looks awesome!!

  • Reply Alex February 28, 2018 at 10:22 am

    That sauce looks…amazing. I didn’t realize TJ’s sold enchilada sauce! Definitely need to keep my eyes peeled next time I’m in there!

  • Reply cara February 28, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Oh my gosh this looks sooo good! And the swirl on the top looks so pretty. Great job on the photos too! 🙂

  • Reply Marie February 28, 2018 at 11:41 am

    OH that looks so yummie!! I haven’t had a burrito in forever!! Now I want one like now.

  • Reply Danielle February 28, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    I love how pretty they looked on the top. I love a good burrito.

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston February 28, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Well this looks incredible!! I need to try this soon! I wish I had this for lunch LOL! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Sierra March 1, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    This looks so good! We always end up making soft shell tacos or fajitas but I feel like we need to switch it up and try burritos! Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Teh Megan March 1, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    I make enchiladas and I’m thinking I need some cheese sauce in my life.. also to add rice would be a nice touch.. although then it’s more like a burrito covered in enchilada sauce. It’s a complicated relationship I have with Mexican food.. mostly the I WANT TO EAT IT ALL ALWAYS AND FOREVER AND MOAR CILANTRO!

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