Weeknight Tex-Mex Burritos (Or Tacos or Taco-Burgers)

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Recipe: #20666

August 24, 2015

"This is a scrumptious burrito all in one pot filling. Use it for tacos or burgers too Ready in a flash."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (239.2 g)
  • Calories 465.1
  • Total Fat - 20 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 100.9 mg
  • Sodium - 329.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 36.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.2 g
  • Sugars - 2.8 g
  • Protein - 36.5 g
  • Calcium - 56.3 mg
  • Iron - 6.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In large skillet, brown ground beef over medium to medium-high heat. Drain off fat.

Step 2

Add in all spices. Stir in water, cooking over medium heat until water cooks off. (Water helps ensure even distribution of spices throughout meat).

Step 3

Stir in refried beans and green chilies. Heat through. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Step 4

Burritos: Warm flour tortillas in microwave or in oven. Spread meat and bean mixture on each flour tortilla. Garnish with preferred toppings. Enjoy.

Step 5

Tacos: Toast taco shells in oven according to package directions. (Note: toasting the taco shells is a MUST). Spoon meat and bean mixture into each taco shell. Garnish with preferred toppings.

Step 6

Taco-burgers: Toast hamburger buns in oven until light golden brown. Spread meat and bean mixture onto bottom half of buns. If making taco-burgers, you may want to substitute sliced cheese (such as American). Garnish with preferred toppings.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

5 Reviews


Winner, winner weeknight dinner! This was a breeze to put together... and easy to clean up (only used the one pan). It was a just a little spicy from the green chilies and seasoning -- just right for my family. We gobbled this up in tacos and burritos. Will definitely make again!


review by:
(25 Mar 2021)


Yum. I made 2 servings of this and replaced the green chilies with jalapeno. Easy to make and really good. Thanks for sharing this nice keeper, Marra.


review by:
(11 Mar 2021)


Boy were these good...I made just a couple of changes...I cut the recipe down to serve 2 people...and instead of a can of chopped green chilies I used chopped jalapeno (fresh)...and I used the last of a can of black beans that were leftover from another recipe...yummy...made for FYC tag game...


review by:
(27 Mar 2020)


Delicious burritos! I left out the beans and added homemade Mexican rice instead. Yummmy!


review by:
(13 Jul 2019)


Loved this. Made a couple changes, used fresh jalapenos so didn't use the chilis, and didn't add in the beans to the meat (served them on side because my husband doesn't like them). This was very nice!!


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(30 Oct 2015)