Flaming Burritos


Kids especially love these. They are delicious, fun to make, and require zero clean-up - the perfect camping food! This recipe is based on a tried-and-true Girl Scouts® tradition. Serve with salsa and sour cream on the side.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
32 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped

  • 4 (10 inch) flour tortillas

  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided


  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef; cook and stir until browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in black beans and red bell pepper; cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.

  2. Cut four 13x13-inch pieces of aluminum foil.

  3. Place 1 tortilla on each piece of aluminum foil. Spoon beef mixture in a line down the center of each tortilla. Divide cheese evenly among tortillas. Fold opposing edges of each tortilla to overlap the filling. Roll up in the shape of a burrito, sealing ends.

  4. Rinse and dry 4 half-gallon wax-lined milk cartons. Cut several 1-inch diamond-shaped vents into 2 corners of each milk carton, near the bottom. Place a wrapped burrito inside each carton.

  5. Place milk cartons in a safe cooking area outdoors. Light each on fire at one of the vents; cook until cartons burn down, about 2 minutes. Gently unwrap burritos with heatproof gloves.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute corn tortillas for the flour tortillas if desired. Customize fillings to your taste.

Use a blend of mozzarella cheese, Cheddar cheese, or Jack cheese as desired.

Editor's Note:

Use caution when unwrapping the burritos as they will be very hot. Wear heatproof gloves.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

820 Calories
38g Fat
59g Carbs
59g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 820
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 38g 48%
Saturated Fat 18g 91%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 1620mg 70%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 10g 37%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 59g
Vitamin C 55mg 276%
Calcium 1022mg 79%
Iron 7mg 37%
Potassium 847mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.