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(1 rating)
Recipe by
Nicole Bredeweg
West Olive, MI

This recipe is my husband's FAVORITE recipe. If I allowed him to, he'd make it 365 days a year. It comes from his mother, and it really is pretty good. But, in an effort to jazz it up a bit, I convinced him to use some leftover beef roast once - and we rarely make it with ground beef anymore. Then we started experimenting with different leftover meats, and they all turned out well. Just a warning for those who like their Mexican spicy, though -- this is not very spicy!

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
method Bake

Ingredients For burritos

  • 1 lb
    ground beef (see alternate prep at the bottom)
  • 10 1/2 oz
    refried beans
  • 2 c
    cheddar cheese
  • 1 can
    diced mexican tomatoes (either with chilies or mexican spicing)
  • 1/3
    head of lettuce
  • 6
    flour tortillas
  • 10 1/2 oz
    enchilada sauce
  • 10 1/2 oz
    tomato sauce
  • 1 lb
    shredded meat (whatever your choice is)
  • 1 c
    (?) broth, as appropriate for your shredded meat choice

How To Make burritos

  • 1
    Fry ground beef on high. Turn off heat. Add refried beans, ½ package of cheese, can of Mexican tomatoes, and lettuce to ground beef while meat is still warm. Stir until mixed well.
  • 2
    Spray a 9 x 13 with non-stick cooking spray. Place flour tortilla in hand, scoop some meat mixture onto flour tortilla, and roll into burrito. Check burrito for filling size (is it too much/too little?) and adjust accordingly. Place newly formed burrito overlapping-edge-side down into pan. Line pan with burritos until meat mix is gone.
  • 3
    In separate bowl, mix enchilada sauce and tomato sauce. Pour mix evenly over burritos. Cover and bake at 350*F for 40 minute. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top. Bake for another 5 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  • 4
    If you're using pre-cooked shredded meat, don't fry any ground beef, but, instead, put the meat and broth in a simmer pan and bring to temp. We never timed it, so, maybe 10 minutes? Then finish the recipe, per the norm.