These are wonderfully different and so good. I like to serve them with Mexican rice. Customize by adding more of your favorite burrito fillings to this basic recipe, such as tomato, lettuce, sour cream or guacamole.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 burritos
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the ground beef in a large skillet set over medium-high heat. Season with garlic powder and oregano, and cook, stirring to crumble, until no longer pink. Drain off grease, then reduce the heat to medium-low and stir in the refried beans and salsa. Cook until heated through.

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  • Warm the flour tortillas for 2 minutes in the microwave, or until pliable. Spoon 1/4 cup of the beef mixture into the center, top with shredded cheese, and roll up, folding in the ends when you get to the halfway point.

Nutrition Facts

591 calories; protein 26.8g 54% DV; carbohydrates 51.5g 17% DV; fat 31g 48% DV; cholesterol 81.2mg 27% DV; sodium 1181.2mg 47% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2007
It's more than a 'nice try'. If you look at the list of ingredients it doesn't have a lot of spice. A pkg of taco seasoning goes a long way if that's what you're used to. Taste the meat mixture before you make the burrito's...add seasoning accordingly. This is a 15 minute recipe it's not meant to be gourmet but if you're looking for a quick filling recipe this is good. As the description says it's a basic recipe. Jalapeno cheese salsa and sour cream make an excellent addition in my opinion. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/27/2009
Garlic powder dried oregano prepared salsa? What happened to fresh ingredients and fresh spices and herbs? This recipe is very bland and boring. 1 star because that is the min I could give. Read More
(26)
84 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2007
It's more than a 'nice try'. If you look at the list of ingredients it doesn't have a lot of spice. A pkg of taco seasoning goes a long way if that's what you're used to. Taste the meat mixture before you make the burrito's...add seasoning accordingly. This is a 15 minute recipe it's not meant to be gourmet but if you're looking for a quick filling recipe this is good. As the description says it's a basic recipe. Jalapeno cheese salsa and sour cream make an excellent addition in my opinion. Read More
(125)
Rating: 4 stars
05/27/2009
This is a really good idea and is a great basic recipe like the description says. I spiced mine up a lot and it turned out great. I did try it plain and it was good too and it works well when the pantry is running low. As far as "What happened to fresh ingredients and fresh spices and herbs?" get real! fresh is awesome but when I'm in a hurry I don't have time for all that. Not every one here has the time or skill to do those things. You have to keep in mind that less skill = more time. Read More
(59)
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2009
I think this recipe is a great start. I gave it 4 stars because it gave me a good basis and practically everything to start with. This was my first time making burritos ever. I basically followed the recipe exactly except that I added a few things. I used ground turkey instead of ground beef used the oregano and garlic powder as well but I added my own favorite seasoning which is goya adobo all purpose seasoning with pepper to give it more flavor. As well as a cheap taco seasoning which I picked up at the local supermarket. On top of the refried beans I added canned black beans and some white rice I previously made. I think it came out great I'll definitely make it again. I also have enough to last practically all week. And instead of store bought tortillas I made my own from scratch with a recipe from this site. They came out perfect I'm really proud for it to be my first time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2009
This recipe is about being quick and easy...use your head if you want more spice add more spice. Those of that are very busy and want to make a quick meal can appreciate this. Read More
(27)
Rating: 1 stars
11/27/2009
Garlic powder dried oregano prepared salsa? What happened to fresh ingredients and fresh spices and herbs? This recipe is very bland and boring. 1 star because that is the min I could give. Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
10/28/2008
Very very good. See notes for alterations to recipe. To serve after wrapping the burritos microwave again for 30 sec. to 1 min. to heat the tortilla shells. Serve topped with sour cream salsa chopped green onions etc. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2007
My husband and I thought these were wonderful! Even our 1-year-old and 2-year-old loved them! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2009
This was a great quick and easy recipe that will be used in the future. I did add my own twist to it. I bought just over a pound of ground beef and seasoned it with Lawry's seasoning salt pepper oregano and a dash of garlic salt. Once the meat was done & drained I added one packet of chipotle taco seasoning about 3 tablespoons of water the salsa and refried beans (w/green chiles). I forgot the mexican blend cheese so I used what I had on hand. Fixed Spanish rice as a side along with the lettuce tomato & sour cream toppings. Mmmm mmm good! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2011
definitely "no bull!" quick and easy. great for people who have never heard of or made burritos. you can do endless variations from the basic. Read More
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