Burrito Supreme (like Taco Bell)

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Recipe: #34153

January 23, 2020

"My family loves these so now we can make them at home. We usually use a Mexican blend cheese and serve with jalapeno rings and salsa."

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (227.6 g)
  • Calories 366.7
  • Total Fat - 18.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 73.8 mg
  • Sodium - 730.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 24.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.1 g
  • Sugars - 6.8 g
  • Protein - 27.2 g
  • Calcium - 325.8 mg
  • Iron - 6.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef with the flour, chili powder, salt, minced onion, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder. Use your hands to thoroughly mix the ingredients into the ground beef.

Step 2

Add the seasoned beef mixture to the water in a skillet over medium heat. Mix well with a wooden spoon or spatula, and break up the meat as it cooks. Heat for 5 to 6 minutes, or until browned. The finished product should be very smooth, somewhat pasty, with no large chunks of beef remaining.

Step 3

Heat up the refried beans in a covered container in the microwave set on high temperature for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

Step 4

Place the flour tortillas on a plate and cover with plastic wrap. Heat the tortillas for 30 to 45 seconds in the microwave on high temperature.

Step 5

Build each burrito by first spreading about 1/4 cup of refried beans on the center of a heated flour tortilla. Spread one-eighth of the meat mixture over the beans, then pour about a tablespoon of the enchilada sauce over the meat.

Step 6

Stir the sour cream well, so that it is smoother, then spread about 1 1/2 tablespoons onto the burrito. Arrange some of the lettuce, cheese, tomato and onion onto the tortilla, and then you're ready to roll.

Step 7

Fold the end of the tortilla closest to you over the filling ingredients. Fold either the left or right end over next. Then fold the top edge over the filling. You will be leaving one end of the burrito open and unfolded. Repeat with the remaining ingredients and serve immediately.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting ground beef, be sure to choose a leaner cut for the best results.
  • If you want to add more spice to the recipe, you can increase the amount of chili powder, paprika, or garlic powder.

  • Instead of lean ground beef, substitute ground turkey for a leaner option. This substitution will lower the fat content of the dish, making it healthier.
  • Instead of cheddar cheese, substitute Mexican blend cheese for a more authentic flavor. This substitution will give the dish a more traditional Mexican flavor.

Vegetarian Burrito Supreme Replace the ground beef with 1 pound of crumbled extra-firm tofu. Saute the tofu in a skillet with a tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon of paprika, 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder, and a pinch of salt until lightly browned. Follow the remaining instructions as written.

Mexican Rice: Mexican Rice is a great side dish to serve with Burrito Supreme. It is a flavorful and simple dish to make, and it pairs perfectly with the Mexican flavors in the burrito. Mexican Rice is also a great way to add some extra texture to your meal.

Pico de Gallo: Pico de Gallo is a classic Mexican condiment that is a great accompaniment to Burrito Supreme. It is a fresh mix of tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapenos that adds a bright, flavorful kick to the burrito. Pico de Gallo is also a great way to add a bit of crunch and texture to the meal.


Q: What type of cheese should I use?

A: We usually use a Mexican blend cheese for this recipe. You can also use cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese if you prefer.

Q: How much cheese should I use?

A: We recommend using about 1 cup of cheese for this recipe. You can adjust the amount of cheese to your personal preference.

4 Reviews

dienia b

So good I used avocado salsa really good


review by:
(10 May 2022)


Cooking for one has me loving Burritos and Wraps, loved this recipe! When making a recipe such as this I freeze the main meat mix to fill a burrito or wrap for future meals and add the fixings. The seasonings and extras came together to make for a great evening meal and future burritos at a moments notice! Thank you for sharing.


review by:
(23 Jan 2022)


Great burritos, I used spicy refried beans and loved it.


review by:
(30 Aug 2020)

Cali Jayne

The boys like this recipe. I'm making it again very soon because it was so well received. The boys added jalapenos, and it made the burritos super tasty.


review by:
(25 Apr 2020)

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Fun facts:

Taco Bell's Burrito Supreme was first introduced in 1989 and has become one of the chain's most popular menu items.

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay has his own version of the Burrito Supreme, which he calls the Bobby Flay Burrito. His version includes a mix of Mexican cheeses, black beans, and roasted poblanos.