Simple Smothered Beef Burritos

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Sticking with my New Years resolution to simplify when possible, I have a easy peasy simple smothered beef burritos recipe. We are talking 5 ingredients here folks! We are talking burritos that could not be easier!

You have the basics in there of ground beef, flour tortillas, and shredded cheese. Then the dish gets all of it’s flavor from the remaining 2 ingredients – green enchilada sauce and salsa verde. These and combined and used together to flavor the beef that is inside the burrito. Then it is also used to smother the outside of the burrito too. Cheese is also found inside and on top of these burritos. Just bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for about 10-15 minutes. Just long enough to warm everything and melt that cheese.

My family is fans of Mexican dishes and they also loved these simple smothered beef burritos! I hope you do too. Only thing is next time, I think I will add some chopped onion when cooking the beef. This will just add another layer of flavor to the filling.


Here is what you need to make the
Simple Smothered Beef Burritos


Simple Smothered Beef Burritos

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  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 can 10 oz green enchilada sauce
  • ¾ cup salsa verde
  • 4 flour tortillas 10 inches, warmed
  • 1 ½ cups 6 oz shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375. Grease an 11 x 7 inch baking dish and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain off any grease.
  • In a small bowl, combine enchilada sauce and salsa verde together. Add 1/2 cup of the mixture to the beef and stir to combine.
  • Spoon 2/3 cup of beef mixture off center on each tortilla. Sprinkle each with 3 Tbsp of the shredded cheese. Fold sides and ends over filling and roll up.
  • Place in the greased 11.x 7 inch baking dish.
  • Pour remaining sauce mixture over burritos; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Makes 4 servings.
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Recipe adapted from Simple and Delicious Oct/Nov 2012 issue.

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  1. I use an organic, vegetarian green chile, originally made in NM. It is found in some Whole Foods and in some sooper markets and some Costcos. It is so, so good and they have other equally good products. It is called “505” green chile. 505 is the brand.