Then smothered in a red enchilada sauce. Hearty, savory, and comforting! These easy smothered burritos will quickly become a favorite dinner!

Homemade Smothered Ground Beef Burritos

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning, (or Homemade Taco Seasoning)
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 can refried beans, (or black or pinto beans)
  • 1 cup Cilantro lime rice, (or Mexican rice, white or brown rice)
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups enchilada sauce, Homemade or store bought
  • 4-6 flour tortillas, burrito size

Optional Toppings

  • shredded lettuce
  • pico de gallo
  • sour cream

Instructions:

  • Preparation: Preheat oven to 350℉. Spray a large baking dish with non stick spray, set aside.
  • Cook Meat: Prepare the ground beef by cooking in a large skillet over medium heat until completely cooked through, no longer pink. Drain the grease and return to stove over low heat.
  • Season: Add the taco seasoning and tomato sauce. Stir to combine. Allow to cook over low heat for another 2-3 minutes then remove from heat and set aside.
  • Fold Burritos: Layer flour tortillas with ingredients slightly off center in the tortilla. Leave at least a 1 inch border to the edge of the tortilla. For each tortilla use 1/4 cup of meat, beans, rice, and sprinkle with cheese. Roll burrito tightly, folding the ends in, and place seam-side down in prepared baking dish. (leave space between the burritos, they shouldn’t be touching)
  • Bake: Bake burritos for 15-20 minutes.
  • Heat Sauce: pour the enchilada sauce into a small saucepan and heat until warmed through over medium heat, until just starting to bubble along the edges of the pot. Remove from heat.
  • Sauce: Spoon the warm sauce over the top of the burritos. Top with additional cheese.
  • Bake: Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.
  • Top burrito with shredded lettuce, sour cream and pico de gallo.