Beef and Bean Burritos

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
35 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Three 7-ounce cans Mexican tomato sauce (I use El Patobrand) or enchilada sauce
  • One 28-ounce can refried beans
  • 3/4 cup grated Cheddar, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 12 burrito-size flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
Directions

Preheat the oven to 170 to 180 degrees F.

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the onions until softened. Then add the ground beef and cook until the beef is cooked through. Add the cumin, chili powder, oregano and salt and stir to combine. Pour 2 cans of the Mexican tomato sauce into the meat and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Add a little water if the mixture gets too dry.

Meanwhile, heat the refried beans in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the cheese, and stir it in till it's melted. Remove from the heat.

Heat the tortillas in the microwave for 1 minute, and then spread a small amount of beans on each tortilla. Add a small amount of the meat. Fold over the ends of the tortilla, and then roll them up. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas. Then place them in a large baking dish, cover with foil and keep warm in the oven.

When ready to serve, drizzle the remaining can of tomato sauce over all of the burritos and sprinkle with more grated Cheddar. Return to the oven for a couple of minutes just to melt the cheese.

Sprinkle the tops with the cilantro leaves and serve immediately to the fork-bangers in your life. They'll kiss you and hug you. Repeatedly.


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I know this is not the proper place for this question, but I don't know where else to ask ..... when I try to print recipes, items that are highlighted in red print out an http://ww address .... blocking parts of the recipe.  Can anyone HELP?????  THANKS so much. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have never written a review before, but after reading some of these I thought I should. I made this recipe for my husband on his mid tour from KOREA. Who happens to be from OK.  He thinks knows everything about Tex Mex. He loved it and made me promise to make it when he gets back. Thanks Ree. item not reviewed by moderator and published
made these tonight were super good. i just sprinkled the seasonings in that she had listed I didn't do exact amounts..Husband liked them so its a keeper in my book ;o) item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were bad, I get better tasting burritos out of the freezer section! My husband took one bite and said it reminded him of a hot lunch in elementary school! What a waste of ingrediants. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent. If you can make this exactly as Ree says, do it. I, however, could not find the El Pato tomato sauce, so I bought a competing brand. It didn't seem to have a lot of flavor, so I dumped an entire envelope of fajita seasoning into the reaming sauce intended to drizzle on top. Bad idea - way too salty, but at least I tasted it before pouring it all over - I just used a tiny bit. So, go for the El Pato! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are so good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My whole family loved these. If your family eats a lot of burritos, then you will love these. After reading the reviews, I did double all the seasoning and next time I may triple the seasoning. Very easy to make and a great week day meal. Next time I plan on making a double batch and freezing some. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Less than average. It only takes minimal effort and yields minimal results, which is the same quality of a cheap Mexican restaurant or high quality frozen Mexican burrito. A little more creativity and fresh rather than canned ingredients will make this go farther. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great! I am a man and it even worked for me =), so fellas you can do this too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was good - used white cheese sauce for the topping instead of the shredded cheddar, and I think it added a nice touch! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My hubby told me these are just like the smothered burritos at the (ahem) fast food taco place, which he loves. I'll take his compliment, although I think these are much better! I used a can of El Pato in the meat filling and topped them with a small can of red enchilada sauce. The jumbo pico salad was the perfect side with these. This meal is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Because my husband and I do not include ground beef in our diet, I subbed ground turkey instead. AND because we are nesters, I made half the recipe and we had delicious leftovers for two more days. Even with halving the ingredients, the burritos were hefty. I used canned pinto beans instead of refried and added the cheese over the bean/meat layers before closing up the tortilla. Definitely added to my recipe box! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were a hit. Made exactly as written. I don't think any tweaks will happen in the future either. Two thumbs up! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good and easy to put together but does anybody else hate this new website? The pop-ups are driving me bananas! Anyhow excellent recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used the El Pato sauce she recommends but it was definitely way too spicy for my 3 and 6 y/o boys, so I used half El Pato with half regular tomato sauce and that was just right. I also added a lot more spices and tons more salt to the meat mixture. I served half the burritos with sauce and the other with just cheese. Everyone in my family was happy. Thanks Ree!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We saw this yesterday and made it same night. We double spice amount and it was still bland. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made these for dinner tonight after seeing Ree make them today. Excellent! Quick and easy. Will probably make for the Super Bowl. GO SEAHAWKS! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! My very picky 10 year old LOVED it. Thanks a bunch for a quick and tasty idea. Will definitely make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A family favorite! I didn't use canned refried beans because I had some homemade refried beans (pinto) in the freezer. I added the cheese to the inside of the burritos instead of putting it in the beans. Very easy & delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is nice & easy! Tastes great & we have tried it several times now. My husband even made it last week. It is some thing that you can make quickly or even make ahead & have ready to throw in the oven. If you do, obviously, adjust your cooking time. YUM! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these tonight and they were so good! I had never used Mexican tomato sauce and we really liked it.These are so easy and very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one of those recipes that is basic and delicious. I saw it on her show and decided to try it. My husband and kids love these, and they are easy to make. The only change I made is that I use picante sauce (Van der Walles) on top of the burritos with the cheese. Yummy. Thanks for giving us another crowd pleaser. This one has gone into my menu planning rotation. So glad I have discovered your show on food network. You rock! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good and easy. I used garlic and red peppers instead of onions. I used Ground Turkey breast meat instead of beef. It was delicious. I had no cumin either. :) Will make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Spicy! Delicious, I halved the recipe and it still made 10 medium burritos. I will make them again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You for posting this Ree they are so good and I don't even like burritos .but with this recipe you have changed my mind thanks again Ree you rock Laura item not reviewed by moderator and published
The Best Recipe for burritos!!!!! Gotta try it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My sister told me about these Burritos and I decided to try them. However, I had left over Tacos filling (Meat so I used that. I did not add the can of old El Paso sauce since my meat was saucy enough. I also made the burritos as Ree Suggested but did not put them in an oven . I wrapped each individually and Froze them. My husband loves them to take to work. quick great easy lunch. Wonderful taste. Thanks REE! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and delicious. I doubled the seasonings, I always think Ree goes a little light on her seasonings for my taste. I did use the Mexican tomato sauce, to my surprise, it was not difficult to find and it is much better than can enchilada sauce. I also used regular sized whole wheat tortillas to keep portions under control. I put out some traditional Mexican toppings for these, but they really did not need it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were pretty good. Very one-dimensional, however. I think that the beef portion needs a bit more complexity. I will add some cumin and some chopped tomatoes next time. Overall, a pretty good dish. It was so very, very easy, something had to give. I served mine dry, like a traditional burrito. I do not like the halfway wet-halfway dry. You either have a wet burrito, or you have a wet one. It is not very authentic Mexican food, but for the ease of the meal, it is worth it. So very, very easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Flavorful, quick and easy. I served them with guacamole and sour cream. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really simple recipe, my husband loved the burritos so this recipe is a keeper. I used mild enchilada sauce and a mixture of yellow cheddar and jack cheese. It was yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really really good! I followed the recipe and received rave reviews from my Mexican food loving family! We added a bit of quacamole and sour cream just for fun and will definitely use them as our "go to" for our Mexican-night entre. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe exactly as written with the enchilada sauce & the family loved it. It made enough for 2 dinners for us. I put the remainder of the burritos in the fridge, wrapped in plastic & drizzled the remainder of the sauce & cheese on before baking. As far as Mexican food goes, I never made anything more than tacos, but Ree's recipes are easy and yummy. Thank you Ree! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe, with the exception of adding some of my own spices, such as California Seasoned Pepper, Ground Red Chipotle and Adobo seasoning. I did not exactly measure the amount, just to taste. Maybe a 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of each, let the flavors marry and the taste again. I let them marry in the fridge for a day and a half, then cooked at 350 for 30 mins. adding the cheese at the end uncovered for 10 mins. Very good. Husband said "it was a keeper" item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous dish! I made this for my family and we all loved it. I am a huge fan of Ree and look forward to making her recipes. They are family friendly and practical recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Saw this on Food Network last week and had to wait until my daughter was gone to try, as her "idea" of a burrito is ground beef and cheese, hold the beans! Whenever I try a recipe for the first time I make as written and make notes on where to "spice it up"! I used enchilada sauce instead of the mexican tomato sauce, and it tasted fine. My husband who fancies himself a burrito connoiseur, loved them! This is definitely a "keeper"recipe. Next time I will spice it up some. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these yesterday for dinner. My husband and I, as well as our 14 year old granson, loved them! I did add a bit of hot sauce to the meat mixture. I used one can of the Mexican tomato sauce in the meat mix because I used only one pound of ground chuck. I used Enchilada sauce for the top of the burritos. Inside the burritos along with the refried bean cheese mix, and the meat, I sprinkled on some canned chopped green chilies. Served with sour cream and some salsa. Excellent!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow these were good! No, I have never had "authentic" Mexican food, so I have no idea if these are the real deal, but they are tasty!! I found it a bit of a kerfuffle to make the burritos (my rolling technique needs a bit of work, but once they were in the pan, sauced, and cheesed, they were a hit at the table. I quadrupled the spices (except the salt and used 2 cans of Old El Paso enchilada sauce. Thanks!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Why bother going to Taco Bell when you can make these. The recipe is a bit under seasoned but when I added in more of the same, it was so savory. The boys and my hubby loved this. I will keep this one as a main dish for sure, thanks Ree! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this with 2 packages of Morningstar Crumbles instead of the ground beef for a vegetarian version, and Old El Paso (was there a typo in the sauce name? mild enchilada sauce. My kids like mild and these were a hit. Moister that traditional burritos and we liked that, as well! Nice and easy! Makes more than 12! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made a lot of Ree's dishes and this one wasn't up to par with her others. It was just ok, nothing special. It was lacking a flavor, not sure what though, maybe I should have added some salsa like another poster said. It was very easy though for a week night meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent recipe! Served it "dry" with Ree's pico de gallo inside. My hubby and 7 yo son loved these burritos. This will be a staple in our household. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I hate to cook, because my husband dislikes so much of what I make. He watches The Pioneer Woman every weekend and tells me what to make. Works great! He loved these burritos. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fast, easy, tasty. I also added sliced black olives into the mix bc I had them handy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Watched this and knew it was a perfect easy Sunday night dinner. Loved this recipe. Will be making it again that is for sure. I did add some jalapeno to it for some added kick. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The tasted good, just not fantastic. I thought they could use a bit more kick, so if I make them again, I'll spice them up a bit more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
EASY and full of protein. Made these for my family of 5 and they were a hit. My 6 yr old boy loved them. Super easy. I only added a little enchilada sauce at first because my sauce was spicy but to give it that Mexican kick, I added about 3/4 cup of mild salsa to the meat - that worked great. Once I made the kids servings, I added more of the spicy sauce for my husband and myself. I also made a salad with lettuce, black beans, corn, fresh salsa, and cilantro-lime dressing (from Trader Joe's. This was nice and light and went well with the filling burrito. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these tonight and they are really good! I've tried several times in the past to make homemade burritos and just never cared for them, but these were really good! I did put shredded cheese in the burritos, too and I used onion powder because I have kids in the house that don't like onion pieces in their food. I will keep this recipe and make them again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. And VERY easy to make. And I don't think there is a lot that is easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thes were easy to make and super yummy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I saw this also this morning and had to make it for dinner! I used what I had in my house so I did not have the Mexican tomato sauce so I used a beefsteak tomato and just diced it up and sautéed it with the onions. It was delicious and simple. I made 2 batches one with flour tortillas and another with corn tortillas. I can't wait to freeze these babies! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just saw this on Food Network this morning and had to run out and get the stuff for it. These are so easy and soooo tasty! my husband is on the go a lot so I like making easy things I can freeze and he can take with him. I'm also about to have a baby so anything that I can store away for quick meals later is a plus. These really are so good. I plan on making the cookies next, I think they were called the everything cookies are something like that but they looked good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I do not the the pop ups and the new format when printing the recipe-too much distracting data on the print out. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Totally agree with the Pop-up issue. Also can't retrieve my old saved personal recipes. I called Food Network & they said they were working on it.......that was six months ago. item not reviewed by moderator and published
the newwebsite is terrible. It actually makes me not want to use food network anymore.i don't know why they took a good thing and made it worse. They should fire the web designer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
just in case you do decide to use the sauce in the future. it is El Pato sauce not El Paso. At least that is what is in the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
No typo in the name. El Pato is in a can in the Mexican section of the grocery store. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I watch her every weekend as well, her books are great... you should get your hubby to cook :P item not reviewed by moderator and published

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