Loaded Smothered Beef Burritos

Loaded Smothered Beef Burritos – Mexican comfort food that’s loaded with seasoned ground beef, refried beans, rice, and smothered with sauce and CHEESE!! Tastes BETTER than from a restaurant, freezer-friendly, and so EASY!!

Loaded Smothered Beef Burritos - Mexican comfort food that's loaded with seasoned ground beef, refried beans, rice, and smothered with sauce and CHEESE!! Tastes BETTER than from a restaurant, freezer-friendly, and so EASY!!

There is something so comforting about a warm burrito that’s loaded to the max with ground beef, onions, refried beans, rice, cheese, smothered in more cheese, and covered with red enchilada sauce.

If you’re looking for easy comfort food that the whole family will love, look no further than this skillet burrito recipe. They taste even better than from a restaurant. They’re like a Mexican fiesta in your mouth.

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How To Make The Beef Burritos

Simply brown ground beef with an onion and season it with a packet of taco seasoning.

Add the beef mixture along with a generous smear of refried beans, cooked rice, and cheese to large flour tortillas.

Roll them up, place them in a large skillet, bake for 25 minutes, add red enchilada sauce, top with more cheese, and bake until the cheese melts and the sauce is bubbly, about 15 minutes more. So easy.

Loaded Smothered Beef Burritos - Mexican comfort food that's loaded with seasoned ground beef, refried beans, rice, and smothered with sauce and CHEESE!! Tastes BETTER than from a restaurant, freezer-friendly, and so EASY!!

Shortcuts And Tips

To save time, use a package of precooked rice. I’m fond of this Spanish Rice in the burritos.

I used medium heat, reduced sodium taco seasoning for the ground beef and medium heat enchilada sauce. Dial the heat up or down in the burritos overall based on your choice of mild, medium, or hot versions of taco seasoning and enchilada sauce.

Use large, 10-inch flour tortillas that are specifically made for burritos. The burritos are stuffed to the max and so it’s important to have a tortilla big enough to hold everything. Not sure how to wrap a burrito? Check this out.

I made 7 big burritos. You could probably stretch it to 8 or 9 depending on how full you fill your tortillas.

Keep in mind you will need a large skillet. I used this Lodge 15-inch cast iron skillet and my skillet was packed with 7 burritos. Maybe I could have fit 8 or 9 smaller burritos in it, but I didn’t test it.

Loaded Smothered Beef Burritos - Mexican comfort food that's loaded with seasoned ground beef, refried beans, rice, and smothered with sauce and CHEESE!! Tastes BETTER than from a restaurant, freezer-friendly, and so EASY!!

Freezer Friendly

You may not need 7 or 8 big burritos all at once. No problem. Individually place them in freezer-safe containers and pull them out when you need a fast lunch or dinner on the fly.

You won’t need to buy store bought frozen burritos or even go out to a restaurant when you can make your own. They have so much flavor and are much more cost efficient.

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  • Instant Pot or Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef – Learn how to make authentic-tasting barbacoa beef in your Instant Pot or slow cooker! Easy, tastes better than a restaurant, and is a dinnertime winner!
  • Easy 20-Minute Chicken Tinga Tacos – Fast, super easy, and the super juicy chicken has authentic smoky chipotle flavor! When you’re craving tacos, these are the tacos to make! Great for busy weeknights!
  • Sweet Potato, Corn & Black Bean Enchiladas (vegetarian) – Healthier comfort food that everyone will love! Fast, easy, and tastes amazing!
  • Easy 30-Minute Chicken Enchilada Chili – Don’t have all day for chili to simmer? No problem! This easy, hearty, healthier chili full of Mexican-inspired flavors is ready in 30 minutes! Perfect for busy weeknights!

Loaded Smothered Beef Burritos - Mexican comfort food that's loaded with seasoned ground beef, refried beans, rice, and smothered with sauce and CHEESE!! Tastes BETTER than from a restaurant, freezer-friendly, and so EASY!!

Loaded Smothered Beef Burritos

Loaded Smothered Beef Burritos – Mexican comfort food that’s loaded with seasoned ground beef, refried beans, rice, and smothered with sauce and CHEESE!! Tastes BETTER than from a restaurant, freezer-friendly, and so EASY!!

Did you make this recipe?

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • one pound ground beef (I used 90% lean)
  • 1 small sweet Vidalia or white onion, diced small
  • one 1-ounce packet taco seasoning (I used medium heat, reduced sodium)
  • 7 large (10-inch, burrito size) flour tortillas
  • one 16-ounce can refried beans
  • one 8-5 ounce package precooked rice (I used Spanish Rice)
  • 1 1/2 cups + 1 1/2 cups Mexican shredded cheese blend, divided
  • one 15-ounce can red enchilada sauce (I used medium heat)
  • cilantro, optional for garnishing

Directions:

  1. To a large skillet, add 2 tablespoons olive oil, beef, onion, and cook over medium-high heat for about 7 minutes, or until beef is cooked through and onions are soft and translucent; stir and crumble intermittently to ensure even cooking.
  2. Add the taco seasoning and stir to combine; set skillet aside off the heat.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F and drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil into a large oven-proof skillet; set aside.
  4. Lay the tortillas out on the countertop, evenly smear each with about 2 tablespoons of refried beans down the center, evenly distribute the rice (about 2 to 3 tablespoons) to the center of each tortilla, evenly top with the beef mixture down the center, and evenly distribute 1 1/2 cups of cheese down the center of each tortilla.
  5. Roll up each burrito and place in the prepared skillet, seam side down. Bake for about 25 minutes.
  6. Remove skillet from the oven, slowly and evenly drizzle the enchilada sauce over all the burritos, evenly sprinkle the remaining 1 1/2 cups cheese over the top of all the burritos, return skillet to the oven, and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese has melted and sauce is lightly bubbling. Optionally garnish with cilantro and serve immediately. Extra burritos will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.
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7 comments on “Loaded Smothered Beef Burritos”

  1. Sounds like a great dinner!

  2. Sounds like a yummy recipe to try this weekend–and you know how I love having leftovers! Score!!

    • They will be perfect for the weekend and I know it’s only you two (unless you are entertaining his daughter or others) and so you will have leftovers for the week or the freezer, which always can come in handy!

  3. hey girl- these look so yummy! have a great weekend!

  4. Looks delish – gonna have to try it! Can I use a regular baking dish? I don’t have any iron skillets.

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