Easy Mexican Beef Burrito Wraps

September 18, 2021

This best burrito recipe is crispy, comforting, and chock-full of savory and nutritious fillings like beef, rice, beans, and corn! Not to mention it is easy to make and freezer-friendly!

Mexican Beef burrito recipe is the ultimate easy prep-ahead meal. It stays good in the freezer for a minimum of 3 months and can be baked in the foil it's stored in when it's time to eat. It's such a lifesaver you should make a big batch to freeze as soon as you get the time.

And even if you're someone who generally avoids meal prep, you should give this recipe a chance. You can serve these as a snack in the middle of the week to brighten up everyone's mood or keep them for those late-night Mexican food cravings. Either way, they're going to be good.

Beef BurritoPhoto By Canva
Taste Score: %80
Difficulty Easy
Servings 6 people
Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 25 mins
Total 45 mins

Tips

  • This burrito recipe is completely freezer-friendly due to the lack of watery vegetables or sauces like tomatoes, salsa, or lettuce. Be sure to stay away from these watery fillings if you want tortillas that stay firm and fresh after freezing.
  • These burritos can also be made ahead of time and frozen before baking. To do this, carefully wrap the rolled burritos in aluminum foil and transfer them to the freezer. Bake the frozen foiled-covered burritos for 45-55 minutes at 350° F when ready to eat.
  • As this burrito recipe makes more than enough for one meal, you might want to bake only what you’re going to eat immediately and freeze the rest as described above.
  • The below-mentioned recipe uses large 10-inch "burrito size" flour tortillas that result in very large burritos that are hard to finish in one go. If you'd like a smaller serving size, cut your burritos in half before baking, or use a smaller-sized flour tortilla instead. Adjust ingredients as required.
  • Burritos are incredibly versatile and allow for a lot of ingredient swapping. For example, if you're not a fan of Beef, you can substitute it with ground turkey or chicken. Also, skip the meat and cheese in favor of cabbage, tomatoes, cauliflower, etc., for a vegetarian burrito recipe.
  • You can also replace white rice with brown rice or use microwaveable instant or precooked rice instead of regular rice to speed things up. You can even skip rice altogether if you're not a fan of rice in your burrito.
  • If refried beans are not available, use one and a half cups of drained and rinsed black beans in their place.
  • While this recipe uses store-bought taco seasoning, there is no reason you can't make your own taco seasoning at home. Just mix 1 tablespoon chili powder, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, ¼ teaspoon dried oregano, ½ teaspoon paprika, 1 ½ teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon sea salt, and 1 teaspoon black pepper and store in an airtight container.
  • Burritos are generally made with flour tortillas, but corn tortillas can also work. Just keep in mind that they tend to be smaller and easier to break than flour tortillas.
  • The cheese used should be mild and melty, which makes both Cheddar and Monterey Jack popular options. You can also use cotija, queso blanco, queso fresco, etc.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. To make Mexican burritos, preheat the oven to 350° F. Meanwhile, spray a 22 x 33 cm baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Then cook the beef with the taco seasoning mix in accordance with the seasoning package instructions.
  3. Take one flour tortilla and add ¼ cup beans, ½ cup rice, some beef, 2 tablespoons corn, and ¼ cup cheese to it one on top of the other.
  4. Roll up the filled tortilla by folding in opposite sides before rolling, and transfer seam-sides down to the prepared baking dish. Prepare the remaining five burritos in a similar manner.
  5. Then, after placing the burritos on the baking tray, cover them with foil and add them to the preheated oven. Bake for about 25 minutes, until the burritos are fully heated.
  6. Serve it hot.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Beef Burrito
Serves 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories659
% Daily Value*
Protein 31 g62%
Total Fat 26 g33.3%
Cholesterol 76.7 mg25.6%
Sodium 1269 mg55.2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What is Burrito?

A classic Mexican dish, the Burrito is a special type of tortilla roll filled with a savory filling. Burrito ingredients include cheese, flour tortillas, rice, corn, beans, peppers, ground beef, tomatoes, and onions. While guacamole, salsa, and sour cream are popular dips, freshly sliced tomatoes, red onions, avocados, and sour cream are also frequently used as toppings.

How to Fold Burrito?

Wondering how to properly fold a Mexican burrito to ensure none of your fillings fall out? Here's what to do. Start by focusing the filling on the center of the bottom half of the tortilla, and be careful not to overfill. Then fold in the sides around the filling to make a vertical rectangle. Roll the bottom with your thumb and continue rolling while tucking the sides in till you reach the end. Bake and enjoy!

What to Serve with Burrito?

This burrito recipe can be served with several other Mexican recipes like Mexican Rice, Mexican Corn, Mexican Salad, Mexican Coleslaw, Pico De Gallo, Mexican Black Beans, Nachos, etc. It can also be enjoyed as a light dinner or lunch by itself or paired with a dip like Guacamole, Marinara sauce, or salsa.

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How to Reheat Burrito?

Reheat this burrito recipe in the microwave in short bursts to prevent sogginess. Start with heating the burrito for a whole minute and then leaving it alone for 45 seconds to allow the heat to distribute evenly. Continue in this manner while reducing the resting time to 30 seconds and enjoy once fillings are warm.

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