Elevate your evening meal with this delectable Wet Burritos recipe, a hearty and flavor-packed dish bound to impress. Follow these instructions to craft a Mexican-inspired creation featuring a harmonious blend of spices, ground beef, and cheese, all encased in a soft tortilla and baked to perfection.
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup diced onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
4.5 ounces diced green chile peppers
16 ounces refried beans
8 ounces tomato sauce
10 ounces enchilada sauce
15 ounces no-bean chili (such as Hormel)
6 large flour tortillas (burrito size, approximately 12 inches)
2 cups shredded lettuce
3 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
Chopped green onions for garnish
Additional toppings of your choice
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef with diced onion until the beef is uniformly browned, and the onions are softened.
Drain any excess grease and season the beef with minced garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper. Stir in green chile peppers and refried beans until well combined. Keep the skillet warm.
In a separate saucepan, whisk together tomato sauce, no-bean chili, and enchilada sauce. Heat until thoroughly warmed, then turn off the heat, keeping the sauce warm.
Divide the beef and bean mixture evenly into six portions in the skillet.
On a plate, place a flour tortilla and add one portion of the beef and bean mixture to the center.
Optionally, sprinkle cheese and shredded lettuce over the beef mixture, or customize with your preferred vegetables.
Fold the left and right sides of the tortilla over the filling, then fold the top and bottom sides, securely enveloping the filling. Repeat for the remaining tortillas.
Grease two 9×13 inch oven-safe baking dishes and place the folded burritos seam side down in the dishes.
Evenly pour the warm sauce from the saucepan over the burritos in the dishes.
Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese over the sauced burritos.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, until the burritos are heated through and the cheese is melted.
Serve hot, garnished with additional lettuce, chopped green onions, tomatoes, sour cream, and your chosen toppings.
This Wet Burritos recipe is ideal for a family dinner or a cozy meal on a chilly evening, featuring spiced ground beef, creamy refried beans, and melted cheese for an irresistible culinary experience. Customize with your favorite toppings for added texture and flavor. Enjoy your homemade culinary creation!