Wet Burritos

Wet Burritos


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4.5 oz diced green chile peppers
  • 16 oz refried beans
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 10 oz enchilada sauce
  • 15 oz no-bean chili (like Hormel)
  • 6 large (about 12-inch) flour burrito tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Chopped green onions (for garnish)
  • Any other desired toppings


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. In a medium skillet, brown the ground beef and onion over medium-high heat. Once the beef is evenly browned and the onions are translucent, drain any excess grease.
  3. Season your beef and onion mixture with garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper. Mix in the green chilies and refried beans, ensuring everything is well combined. Once blended, keep the mixture warm.
  4. In a separate saucepan, combine the tomato sauce, no-bean chili, and enchilada sauce. Whisk them together until smooth and heat over medium until warmed through. Once done, set it aside.
  5. Lay a tortilla flat on a plate. In the center, place 1/6 of the beef and bean mixture. Sprinkle a bit of cheese and lettuce over the mixture. If you prefer, you can omit the lettuce or add other veggies of your choice.
  6. Carefully fold the tortilla’s left and right sides over the filling. Hold them in place while folding the top and bottom, making sure it’s securely wrapped like an envelope to avoid any filling leakage.
  7. Repeat the wrapping process for the remaining tortillas.
  8. Arrange the wrapped burritos seam-side down in two greased 9×13 oven-safe dishes.
  9. Pour the prepared sauce evenly over the burritos. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  10. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the burritos are hot and the cheese has melted beautifully.
  11. Before serving, garnish with additional lettuce, tomato, sour cream, dried chives, or any other toppings of your liking.

Pro Tips: For those cooking for smaller groups, this recipe freezes wonderfully. To enjoy later, thaw the burritos thoroughly and bake in a 400°F oven for 15-20 minutes or until they’re heated through. Indulge in the warmth and comfort of these homemade wet burritos, and don’t forget to enjoy every flavorful bite.

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