Beef Burritos

Beef Burritos is a type of Mexican food that consists of a wheat flour tortilla wrapped around a mixture of refried beans, rice and minced beef

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Burritos, Soft Tacos or Taco de harina is a type of Mexican food that consists of a wheat flour tortilla wrapped around a mixture of refried beans, rice and minced meat. Another Mexican dish with a long history and was existing ever since the Spanish colonized Mexico.  Aztecs were known to sell and consume hand held food items such as corn, popcorn, tamales and tortillas in local marketplaces.  Those tortillas consist of beans and meat sauce fillings that is prepared similar to the modern burrito we know today. Burrito if translated means “little donkey” in Spanish. It was named such as appearance of a rolled tortilla resembles the ear of a donkey or from the packs that donkeys carries during its travel.

Although burritos is a very popular Mexican cuisine, in Mexico they are only popular in the northern part of the country. Also in Mexico burritos are smaller in size and usually consist of fewer ingredients compared to the American style which is larger and stuffed with a number of ingredients such as meats, beans, rice, cheese and different sauces.

For this post we will be making a cheesy burrito, our favourite burrito flavour. It’s a simple mixture of beans, lettuce, minced beef, seasoned brown rice and a layer of melted cheese. How about you what’s your favourite burrito filling.

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Beef Burritos

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: American


Beef Burritos is a type of Mexican food that consists of a wheat flour tortilla wrapped around a mixture of refried beans, rice and minced beef



Pico de Gallo

  • 3 pcs plump tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 pcs jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • cilantro, chopped
  • salt

Mexican Rice

  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 1/4 cup beef stock
  • 2 tsp cumin


  • 500g ground beef
  • 1 large can, kidney beans
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup tomato puree / tomato sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt
  • oil


  • flour tortillas
  • lettuce, shredded
  • quick melt smoked cheddar cheese
  • parsley, chopped


  1. Mix all Pico de Gallo ingredients together then set aside.
  2. Combine Mexican Rice ingredients in a rice cooker, then cook according to rice cookers instructions.
  3. In a pan add oil then sauté garlic and onion. Add beef and cook until meat is browned.
  4. Add cayenne pepper, cumin, kidney beans, tomato paste and tomato puree. Cook while continuously mixing for 10 minutes or until cooked adding water if needed. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from pan then set aside.
  5. In a separate pan, heat flour tortillas individually.
  6. Place tortilla in a flat surface, place a thin layer of cooked brown rice on the bottom then add a layer of the minced meat mixture then top it with slices of smoked cheddar cheese, wrap the tortilla then place another layer of sliced cheese on top. Place in an oven proof serving platter. Prepare the remaining tortillas.
  7. Place serving platter in a preheated oven then grill in the highest setting just until the cheese melts. Remove from oven.
  8. Serve with chopped lettuce and Pico de Gallo.


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7 Responses

  1. Burrito is like comfort food for me.. this is crazy!! They look so yummy!!! Cannot wait to try it this coming weekend!!

  2. Like the addition of these whole kidney beans into the meat mixture. A really hearty meal and a perfect one for teenagers for sure. I bet me teenagers would eat more than 2 of these a piece. I will have to adjust your recipe accordingly for teenager portions.

  3. The kidney beans made this burrito a lot more hearty. Hot salsa for me on this one. 🙂

  4. awww now I want a burrito! have you ever tried a bree cheese and pear quesadilla? Not quite authentic, but it’s super delicious.

  5. mjskit says:

    Now you’re talking my language! Great burritos! I was surprised to see kidney beans. I would never have thought to put kidney beans in a burrito. I usually use black beans or pinto. Time to try something new. 🙂

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