Wet Burritos Recipe

Explore the delicious and flavorful realm of wet burritos with this straightforward yet delectable recipe. Every mouthful will transport you to a world of gooey cheese, savory beef, and zesty sauce enveloped in a soft tortilla embrace. Whether you’re preparing it for a family dinner or gearing up for a week’s worth of meals, this dish guarantees a gratifying and comforting culinary adventure.


For the Burritos:

  • 1 pound ground beef (or ground turkey or chicken)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 packet (about 1.25 ounces) taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (15-ounce) can refried beans
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 1 cup cooked rice (optional)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese

For the Enchilada Sauce:

  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chicken or beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For Garnish:

  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Sliced green onions
  • Sour cream
  • Sliced black olives (optional)
  • Sliced jalapeños (optional)


  1. Prepare the Enchilada Sauce:
    • In a medium saucepan, combine the tomato sauce, chicken or beef broth, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
    • Simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  2. Prepare the Burrito Filling:
    • In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat until it’s browned. Drain any excess fat.
    • Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet with the ground beef. Cook for a few minutes until the onion is translucent.
    • Stir in the taco seasoning mix and diced green chilies. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until well combined and fragrant. Remove from heat.
  3. Assemble the Burritos:
    • Warm the flour tortillas in the microwave for about 20 seconds or in a dry skillet over low heat for a few seconds to make them pliable.
    • Spread a generous spoonful of refried beans down the center of each tortilla. If desired, add a layer of cooked rice on top of the beans.
    • Spoon the beef mixture evenly over the beans (and rice, if using).
    • Sprinkle shredded cheese over the beef mixture.
    • Fold the sides of the tortillas over the filling, then roll them up from the bottom to create burritos.
  4. Bake the Wet Burritos:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
    • Place the assembled burritos seam-side down in a baking dish.
    • Pour the prepared enchilada sauce evenly over the burritos.
    • Sprinkle additional shredded cheese on top if desired.
    • Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until the burritos are heated through and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  5. Serve:
    • Remove the baked Wet Burritos from the oven and garnish with chopped cilantro, sliced green onions, sour cream, sliced black olives, and sliced jalapeños if desired.
    • Serve hot and enjoy your delicious Wet Burritos!

These saucy and flavorful burritos are a crowd-pleaser and perfect for a comforting dinner with a Mexican twist.

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