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Flaming Burritos

Rated as 4.14 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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32 m servings 820
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  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; 37.5 59.1 59.1 143 1620 Full nutrition

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I made it without the fire and milk cartons. After I made the burrito, I sprayed the burritos with canola and airfried them. Tastes great!

Ridiculous waste of time.

Made these for an after school event. They were a Hit!

Fun to make, and good to eat! Thanks!