Wet burritos

Wet burritos are the ultimate Tex-Mex comfort food. These hearty creations take the classic burrito to a whole new level by smothering it in a rich and savory sauce, then topping it with melty cheese. If you’re ready to embark on a culinary journey that combines the best of burritos and enchiladas, follow our step-by-step guide to make mouthwatering wet burritos. Get your taste buds ready for a fiesta of flavors!


For the Burritos:

  • 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 packet (1.25 ounces) taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can (15 ounces) refried beans
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 6 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (or a blend of your favorite cheeses)
  • Sour cream, chopped fresh cilantro, and sliced green onions for garnish

For the Sauce:

  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) red enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chilies (optional for added heat)

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1: Prepare the Filling

  1. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef or turkey over medium-high heat until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the cooked meat. Sauté for a few minutes until the onion is soft.
  3. Stir in the taco seasoning mix and cook according to the package instructions.
  4. Add the cooked rice and refried beans to the skillet. Stir everything together until well combined and heated through. Remove from heat.

Step 2: Assemble the Burritos

  1. Warm the flour tortillas in the microwave for about 30 seconds or in a dry skillet for a few seconds on each side.
  2. Place a portion of the meat and bean mixture in the center of each tortilla. Sprinkle with a generous amount of shredded cheese.
  3. Roll up the tortillas, tucking in the sides as you go, to form burritos.

Step 3: Prepare the Sauce

  1. In a separate saucepan, heat the red enchilada sauce (and diced green chilies if you like it spicy) over medium heat until it’s warm.

Step 4: Smother and Bake

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Pour a small amount of the warm enchilada sauce into the bottom of a baking dish.
  3. Place the rolled burritos seam side down in the baking dish.
  4. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce over the top of the burritos, covering them generously.
  5. Sprinkle more shredded cheese on top for an extra gooey finish.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the burritos are heated through, and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Tips for Perfection:

  • Customize Your Fillings: Feel free to add your favorite burrito fillings, like sautéed bell peppers, black beans, or sliced avocado.
  • Keep ‘Em Warm: If you’re making a large batch, keep the prepared burritos warm in the oven at a low temperature while you assemble the rest.
  • Fresh Ingredients Shine: Use fresh, quality ingredients for the best flavor.

Wet burritos are a Tex-Mex dream come true. The combination of savory filling, zesty sauce, and melty cheese makes each bite a flavor explosion. Whether you’re serving them for a family dinner or a casual get-together, wet burritos are sure to be a hit. So, follow our step-by-step guide, savor every bite, and share the love of this delicious comfort food with your loved ones. Enjoy!

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