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This Beef Burrito Recipe is a delicious grab and go meal making it perfect for busy weeknights but special enough for family dinner any night of the week. Loaded with beef, rice, beans and tons of cheese, your family will go crazy over these freezer friendly hearty burritos.

Burrito wrapped in foil cut in half and loaded with beef, white rice, Rotel and melted cheese
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This beef burrito is stuffed with delicious ingredients that makes it so filling. Beef burrito can easily be prepared ahead of time and freeze for a quick and easy dinner.

We eat Mexican Food on a weekly bases. Here are some of our favorites that are always on the menu – Crock Pot Mexican Shredded Chicken, Crock Pot Smothered Burritos and Skillet Chicken and Rice Burritos Recipe.

Why This Recipe Works

We love that this burrito recipe can be made in a variety of ways. The ingredients are simple and always a family favorite. I always make extra so I can stock my freezer with delicious burritos for my kids to reheat for a busy night.

If you are looking for a flavor packed meal, this beef burrito recipe is the one to make.

Ingredients

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Variations Ideas

  • Change Meat – Try ground turkey instead of ground beef.
  • Use Chicken – We also love chicken and rice burritos. Burrito recipe chicken is also tasty.
  • Change Beans – Add black or pinto beans to the meat mixture.
  • Meatless Burrito – Omit the meat for the perfect meatless Monday dish.
  • Vegetables – Add bell peppers with the onion.
  • Tortillas – Try Corn tortillas instead of flour.
  • Make Burrito Bowls – Serve the mixture in homemade taco bowls and make a taco salad.
  • Low Carb – Omit the rice and serve over lettuce for a low carb option.
  • Nachos – Make nachos with the leftovers. 
  • Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce Recipe – Try adding enchilada sauce to the meat and Mexican rice mixture.

With so many amazing options for this Mexican burrito recipe, you will never get bored of this meal. I love that it is so easy to modify.

How to Make Beef Burritos

  • Step 1 – First, brown the ground beef for this beef and rice burrito recipe.
Cooked ground beef in a cast iron skillet topped with Rotel
  • Step 2 – Stir in the taco seasoning, salt, Rotel and the onion and water until the onion is soft. Once the flavors are combined, remove from heat and set aside. You don’t want to fill the burrito when the meat is still steaming or the burrito will be soggy.
Cooked ground beef in a cast iron skillet topped with rotel, diced onions and taco seasoning being poured on top with a tablespoon
  • Step 3 – In another pan heat up the refried beans. Begin assembling the burritos.
  • Step 4 – Place a burrito on a work surface. Spread with refried beans.
Flour tortilla topped with refried beans
  • Step 5 – Next, add the rice and then a little of the meat mixture on top.
Flour tortilla topped with refried beans, white rice, ground beef mixture
  • Step 6 – Finally, top with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and red onion. 
  • Step 7 – Fold the ends in and roll up. 
1 flour tortilla burrito
  • Step 8 – Serve with our favorite hot sauce or salsa. Enjoy!

Recipe Tips

  • Ground Beef – Cook the ground beef and drain excess grease before adding in the sauce and seasoning.
  • Preparing Burritos – You can easily prepare the burritos ahead of time or make a burrito bar. To prevent the tortilla splitting, make sure to not overflow the burrito with the ingredients.
Burrito wrapped in foil cut in half and loaded with beef, white rice, Rotel and melted cheese with a side of tortilla chips

Burrito Topping Ideas

Make these burritos even better and add your favorite toppings.

Serving Suggestions

These beef burritos are always better with your favorite side dish recipes. These are some family favorites.

Burrito wrapped in foil cut in half and loaded with beef, white rice, Rotel and melted cheese

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftover Beef Burritos

Store the leftovers burritos in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. You can store the burritos prepared or store the ingredients separately.

How to Freeze Burritos

Once you have all the burritos completed, wrap in foil or parchment paper and place in freezer bags. I omit the lettuce if freezing. You can add that when ready to eat.
You will love having individually wrapped burritos for quick meals during the week. It is so handy and also really great for lunches too.

How to Reheat a Burrito

If the burrito is already prepared, you can reheat the burrito in a skillet or in the air fryer. If reheating in the air fryer set temperature at 360 degrees and reheat for about 5 minutes. If burrito is frozen, allow to thaw in the fridge overnight and then reheat.

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Beef Burrito Recipe

4.96 from 23 votes
This Beef Burrito Recipe is a delicious grab and go meal perfect for busy weeknights but special enough for family dinner. Try this freezer friendly meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Mexican
Course Main Course
Calories 664

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • First, brown the ground beef.
  • Stir in the taco seasoning, salt, rotel and the onion and water until the onion is soft. Once the flavors are combined, remove from heat and set aside. You don’t want to fill the burrito when the meat is still steaming or the burrito will be soggy.
  • In another pan heat up the refried beans.
  • Begin assembling the burritos.
  • Place a burrito on a work surface. Spread with refried beans.
  • Next, add the rice and then a little of the meat mixture on top.
  • Finally, top with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and red onion. 
  • Fold the ends in and roll up. 
  • Serve with our favorite hot sauce or salsa. 
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 664kcal, Carbohydrates 59g, Protein 33g, Fat 32g, Saturated Fat 15g, Cholesterol 93mg, Sodium 1341mg, Potassium 550mg, Fiber 6g, Sugar 8g, Vitamin A 823IU, Vitamin C 9mg, Calcium 403mg, Iron 5mg

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