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A blue plate with a large burrito on it with cheddar cheese melted on top. A multi colored floral towel is beside the plate and the plate sits on two wooden planks.

Baked Beef and Bean Burritos

Easy, delicious, over sized burritos stuffed with refried beans and taco meat.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 burritos
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 lb cooked, lean ground hamburger ground venison or ground turkey can also be used
  • 15 oz Traditional Refried Beans
  • 1/2 packet Taco seasoning
  • 2 heaping tbsp Plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 5 large flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded American and Colby Cheese Blend or shredded cheddar, Monterrey Jack, or Pepper Jack

Instructions

Cooking the meat in the slow cooker:

  1. Place the ground hamburger (frozen or thawed) in a two quart slow cooker and add in 1/2 cup of water. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high 5 hours or low 7 hours. 

  2. Once cooked, drain the water and grease from the meat and use a spatula to break the meat into fine crumbles.

Cooking the meat in a skillet on the stove:

  1. Place the thawed, ground hamburger into a large skillet with 1/2 cup of water and cook on medium heat, using a spatula to continually break the meat apart into fine crumbles as it cooks.

  2. Once cooked, drain the water and grease from the meat.

Instructions after the meat is cooked:

  1. Pour the taco seasoning into the cooked meat and then add in the refried beans and plain, nonfat Greek yogurt. Stir well.

  2. Spray a 8x10 casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and preheat the oven to 350F.

  3. Place five large burrito sized flour tortillas on a plate and then spoon about 3 heaping tablespoons of the meat and bean mixture down the center of the tortilla.

  4. Begin rolling the burrito by first folding in the bottom and top ends toward the center of the burrito, then fold the two sides over one another, securing the burrito closed on all sides.

  5. Place the burrito, folded side down, into the casserole dish and proceed with the remaining burritos.

  6. Once all burritos are in the casserole dish, top with 1 cup of shredded cheese and bake on 350F for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted. 

  7. Remove from the oven and serve! 

Recipe Notes

Plain, nonfat Greek Yogurt is a healthy substitute for sour cream, however, sour cream can be used if preferred. The burritos can be served as is, or they can be topped with sour cream (nonfat Greek yogurt), guacamole, salsa, jalapeƱos, sliced black olives, sliced or diced tomato, or shredded lettuce.