Wet Burrito

A wet burrito is a delicious variation of the traditional burrito where a burrito is smothered in a savory and often spicy sauce, then baked or broiled. The sauce can be red or green, typically made with enchilada sauce, and the burrito is filled with a variety of ingredients like seasoned meat, beans, rice, and cheese. Here’s a simple recipe for making a wet burrito:


For the Burritos:

  • 1 pound ground beef or shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can (15 oz) refried beans
  • 4 large burrito-sized flour tortillas
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Optional fillings: diced tomatoes, sliced olives, sliced jalapeños, sour cream, guacamole

For the Enchilada Sauce:

  • 2 cups red or green enchilada sauce (store-bought or homemade)


1. Preheat Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

2. Cook the Meat:

  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef (or shredded chicken) with chopped onions and minced garlic until the meat is browned and the onions are softened.
  • Drain excess fat, and add the taco seasoning mix according to package instructions.

3. Warm the Tortillas:

  • Warm the flour tortillas in the microwave or on a griddle to make them pliable.

4. Assemble the Burritos:

  • Lay out each tortilla and spread a generous spoonful of refried beans in the center.
  • Top with a portion of the seasoned meat, cooked rice, and shredded cheese. Add any optional fillings you desire.
  • Fold in the sides of the tortilla and then roll it up to form a burrito.

5. Place in Baking Dish:

  • Place the assembled burritos in a baking dish, seam side down.

6. Smother with Enchilada Sauce:

  • Pour the enchilada sauce over the top of the burritos, ensuring they are generously covered.

7. Add Cheese (Optional):

  • Sprinkle additional shredded cheese on top of the sauce if desired.

8. Bake:

  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

9. Serve:

  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

10. Garnish (Optional):

  • Garnish with additional toppings like diced tomatoes, sliced olives, sliced jalapeños, sour cream, and guacamole.

Wet burritos are a flavorful and comforting dish that’s perfect for a hearty meal. Feel free to customize the filling and toppings according to your preferences. Enjoy!

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