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.
Beef Burrito Recipe
Skillet meals are some of my favorite recipes to cook. They come together quickly and taste amazing.
You can cook this meal in a matter of minutes making it such a big help when you are running from work to school and activities. You can also wrap these burritos up with some wax paper and foil and take them on the go!
We have taken these burritos to sporting events and more. Not only does it save on take out but everyone gets to enjoy a really delicious meal.
Layers of delicious rice, refried beans, meat and more make this amazing. Everyone will love these.
Skillet beef burrito recipe is frugal!
The rice and refried beans really help to stretch the ground beef making this meal budget friendly. We love meals like this!
Not only is it delicious but so frugal. If you are looking to make your meat go further, this is a great recipe to try and everyone will love it.
Learn how to freeze rice and you can make this meal even easier. I love to grab the rice from the freezer in the morning and when we come home it is all ready to made burritos.
We do this for lots of meals and it helps put together a quick meal. If you are not freezing rice, you should be.
Another tip is to learn how to make refried beans in the crockpot. You will save so much money plus Crock Pot Refried Beans taste amazing.
Little tips like these add up to big savings. Not just in your wallet but in your time.
Easy beef burrito topping ideas:
- sour cream
- shredded cheese
- green onion
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- shredded lettuce
- diced tomato
- hot sauce
- jalapeno peppers
What to serve with easy beef burritos:
Variation ideas: I
- Try ground turkey instead of ground beef.
- We also love chicken and rice burritos. Burrito recipe chicken is also tasty.
- Add black or pinto beans to the meat mixture.
- Omit the meat for the perfect meatless monday dish.
- Add bell peppers with the onion.
- Try Corn tortillas instead of flour.
- Serve the mixture in homemade taco bowls and make a taco salad.
- Omit the rice and serve over lettuce for a low carb option.
- Make nachos with the leftovers. Yum!
- Make a burrito bowl.
- 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.
These are the best beef burritos!
Ingredients for beef and bean burrito recipe:
- ground beef
- taco seasoning (we make homemade taco seasoning)
- onion, finely diced
- flour tortillas
- refried beans (Try easy Crock Pot Refried Beans.)
- cooked rice
- roma tomatoes
- red onion
- iceberg lettuce
- cheddar cheese
How to make beef burrito with rice and beans:
First, brown the ground beef for this beef and rice burrito recipe.
Stir in the taco seasoning, salt, rotel and the onion and water until the onion is soft.
Give everything a good stir.
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 and get ready to assemble 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.
This is such an easy beef burrito recipe!
Your family will really enjoy this beef and bean burrito recipe.
How to freeze beef burritos:
Just a note- 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.
When you are ready to eat your frozen burrito, just grab from the freezer. Remove the foil and reheat in the microwave for about 2 minutes on a microwave safe plate.
It is that simple! If you want, you could place them in the fridge the night before, but it isn’t necessary.
You might also like to try this breakfast burrito freezer meal. This is perfect if you need an idea for breakfast.
Time saving tip
This recipe like many calls for diced onions. Another time saving tip is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop the onions.
If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them. They are such a time saver and you can get the veggies really fine if you have children that are picky.
I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need. It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes.
This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.
Have you tried making homemade taco seasoning?
I love making my own taco seasoning. We use it all the time.
I love not having to wonder about hidden ingredients or what I am feeding my family. Plus, it is so easy to make and tastes much better than those store bought seasoning packets.
This ground beef burrito recipe will save you money!
Since this meal is so easy to change or adapt to what you have on hand, it will save you time and money. In fact, I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning!
Save that money for a family vacation or maybe just some wiggle room in the budget. Easy recipes like this keep my family happy and my grocery budget in good shape. This is how I keep our grocery budget reasonable.
Plus, being able to throw this together quickly and easily really helps to avoid the temptation of getting take out. Everyone is much happier with a delicious home cooked meal anyway.
Take out these days is not that fast and costs a small fortune. It is even more if you have 8 kids like I do.
We often use what we have in the freezer or what is on sale that week.By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget. Saving money and feeding a big family can be accomplished.
Everyone loves this delicious dish so it is on our permanent menu plan rotation.
Print this restaurant style ground beef burrito recipe below:
Beef Burrito Recipe
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 can rotel
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 onion finely diced
- 1/4 cup water
- 6 large soft flour tortillas burrito size
- 1 can refried beans
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 2 roma tomatoes deseeded and diced
- 1/2 red onion finely diced
- 2 cups iceberg lettuce shredded
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 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.
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