Cuisine: Mexican

Cook Time: 25 Minutes

Serves: 6

Are you a big fan of Chipotle but tired of forking over the cash to buy your burritos on the go? This blog will show you how to make delicious burritos without any hassle at home. It's healthy and nutritious and tastes great! 

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1 and ½ cup of cheddar cheese
  • 1 and ½ cup of refried beans
  • ¾ cup of corn kernels
  • 6 large flour tortillas
  • 3 cups of cooked rice
  • Finely chopped red onion
  • Tomato
  • Lettuce
  • Sour cream
  • Fresh coriander
  • Avocado

Make mouth-watering and delicious burritos from scratch

  1. Heat the oven and spray a baking dish with avocado oil.
  2. Add ground beef to the baking dish and add taco seasoning according to directions on it; stir well. 
  3. Spoon ¼ cup of black or refried beans down the center of each tortilla and then spread about ½ cup rice on top of the beans. Add beef next, and then spoon over 2 tablespoons of corn to make 1 burrito.
  4. Each tortilla should be folded in half, then rolled up like a burrito. Put burritos seam-side down in a baking pan while you prepare the rest. Fill 5 burritos this way with the remaining ingredients. 
  5. Covering with foil, bake for 25 minutes in a 350-degree oven. 
  6. Now garnish with finely chopped onion, tomato, lettuce, fresh coriander, and serve.

Chef Tip: 

  1. Before baking, wrap each burrito in aluminum foil and freeze.
  2. When you’re ready to serve, zap them in the oven to bake for 45-55 minutes at 350 degrees.

You'll love this quick and easy recipe with cool ingredients because not only are they cheaper to make at home, but they can go straight from freezer to microwave to table and satisfy that Mexican cuisine appetite at any time!

Quick Bites

Fun Fact

• The Spanish translation of the word burrito is “little donkey”.

• Etymologists believe that this is because a tightly packed burrito with juicy ingredients inside looks like a backpack or rolls that donkeys are made to carry.

Historical Fact

• There are speculations that burrito was made by vaqueros who were cowboys of northern Mexico in the 19th century. One of the earliest mentions of the burrito was in 1985 in Diccionario de Mexicanismos, where it was described as “a rolled tortilla with meat or other ingredients inside”.

• Burritos was introduced to America in 1923 in the menu of the restaurant named El Cholo Spanish Cafe owned by Alejandro Borquez. 

Nutrition Fact

• The calories in the burrito widely varied with the fillings chosen. One simple veggie burrito comes with 290 calories.

• It contains 8g of fat, 0mg of cholesterol, 680mg of sodium, 45g of carbohydrate, and 8g of protein.