Looking to add some sizzling flavor to your dinner routine? Let's dive into the delicious world of wet burritos!! These mouthwatering creations are an all-time favorite in our home and are sure to become in your home.
Just picture this: warm large flour tortilla shells stuffed with perfectly seasoned ground beef, refried beans, and melted cheese. That is then generously drenched in a zesty flavorful sauce and topped with more cheese. The result? A flavor explosion that will have your taste buds dancing. Get ready to elevate your burrito game with this simple yet sensational wet burrito recipe that's perfect for satisfying those Mexican food cravings.
Why You Will Love This Wet Burrito Recipe
Get ready to fall head over heels for this easy wet burrito recipe! What makes it a standout? Well, first off, simplicity is the star of the show. With straightforward steps and readily available ingredients, even kitchen novices can whip up a feast that tastes like it took hours to prepare. Plus, the magic happens in the oven as the burritos soak up the flavorful enchilada sauce, creating a symphony of tastes in every bite.
Whether you're a busy bee looking for a hassle-free dinner or a doodie seeking a flavor-packed delight, this recipe ticks all the boxes. Say goodbye to bland meals and hello to a culinary adventure that's as easy as it is delicious!!
Tortillas are the base of this great recipe and hold all the tasty ingredients together. Corn tortillas can be used as a replacement for the flour burrito shells.
For the filling ingredients, we start with ground beef that's seasoned to perfection with seasoning salt, black pepper, and our homemade mild taco seasoning recipe. The ground beef provides a hearty protein element.
A layer of refried beans adds a creamy texture and savory flavor. Black beans can be used as a replacement to the refried bean if you prefer.
Shredded taco cheese is a flavor enhancer, binding agent, as well as flavor enhancer. Replace the taco cheese with cheddar cheese or your favorite type of shredded cheese.
For the easy red sauce, we will need these ingredients. Starting with tomato sauce for a rich and savory flavor. The tomato sauce contributes moisture and helps bind the ingredients together, creating a delicious and saucy consistency.
Diced tomatoes in the wet burrito sauce brings a fresh and juicy texture. They add a burst of flavor and a slightly tangy taste to complement the other ingredients. The diced tomatoes contribute a vibrant element, balancing the richness of the dish and providing a delightful contrast in each bite of the wet burrito.
Mild enchilada sauce introduces a robust, flavorful component, bringings a subtle spiciness and depth to the dish without overwhelming it.
Green chilies contribute a mild heat and a distinctive flavor. They also add a subtle spiciness without overpowering the dish.
How To Make Wet Burritos
Start to make these easy wet burritos by adding ground beef into a large skillet and browning it over medium heat. As the ground beef is browning I like to season with seasoning salt, black pepper, and my homemade taco seasoning.
Of course, a store-bought taco or burrito seasoning mix will work, just follow the directions on the back of the package. Once the ground beef is fully cooked I drain all the fat off of it.
Assembling the wet burritos is easy. To make things go quicker I like to lay out a few of the large tortilla shells on the countertop. Then add a thin layer of the refried beans to the shells. If you like a lot of refried beans you could always add more.
Then add a generous amount of the meat mixture and sprinkle cheese on top of that. Carefully roll burrito up and place seam side down into the enchilada sauce-covered pan.
Smother the tops of the shells with more enchilada sauce and cheese. I didn't feel there could ever be too much cheese so I loaded the cheese on. If can add as much as you like.
You can add as much cheese as you like. I love extra cheese on mine so I will load the burritos with cheese. Then I cover my foil pan with aluminum foil.
Place the wet burritos into a preheated oven that is at 350℉ for 45 minutes to an hour or until done. The cheese will be nice and melted the enchilada sauce will be bubbly.
How To Make The Easy Burrito Sauce
I like to make use of time as much as I can so while the ground beef is browning. I'll mix up the enchilada sauce in a large mixing bowl. Then the red sauce will be ready when it's time to assemble the burritos.
For an easy wet burrito sauce, mix together 1 can of tomato sauce, 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 can of mild enchilada sauce, and 1 small can of green chiles.
The enchilada and chilies will give this sauce a little kick, you can always use hot enchilada sauce or add a couple of dashes of hot sauce if you like spicier foods. Since my family isn't that fond of spicy foods the chilis and enchilada sauce works for us.
Because I am all about easy cleanup sometimes I prefer to use foil pans. Not only are foil pans great for easy cleaning up but they work perfectly for making freezer-wet burritos.
I try to have a stockpile in the pantry that I get from the dollar store. When putting the foil pans in the oven I do use a cookie sheet just for support. So the burritos don't stick to the bottom of the pan, I coat the bottom of my foil pan with a thin layer of enchilada sauce.
Delicious Toppings To Add To Wet Burritos
Top your smothered burrito with your favorite toppings such as chopped lettuce, diced tomatoes, chopped green onions, sliced Jalapeños, and some fresh chopped cilantro. A dollop of sour cream and a splash of your favorite spicy taco sauce for added heat. Our homemade Pico De Gallo works great on top of these wet burritos.
Take this recipe to the next level and served with homemade guacamole and chips. I love having some extra meals for those busy weeknights. Serve with a side of Spanish rice recipe and enjoy.
This wet burrito with red sauce is a great meal idea to freeze. Store leftover wet burritos in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
This easy recipe for wet burritos is a surefire way to bring the flavors of a Mexican restaurant right to your dining table. With a straightforward preparation and a saucy, cheesy finish, it's a delightful experience that will have the whole family coming back for more. Gather your loved ones, savor the simplicity of this delicious dish, and create cherished moments around a meal that's both comforting and effortlessly flavorful.
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Wet Burritos Recipe
Smothered Wet Burritos that are stuffed with refried beans, ground beef, and cheese. Wrapped in a flour tortilla shell then coated with a simple enchilada sauce and more cheese. Baked to an bubbly perfection.
For The Ground Beef
- 2 Pounds Ground Beef
- 1 Teaspoon Seasoning Salt or to Taste
- 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper or to taste
- 2 Tablespoon Homemade Taco Seasoning or Taco Seasoning Packet optional- or to taste
For the Sauce
- 15 Ounces Tomato Sauce
- 14 Ounces Diced Tomatoes
- 10 Ounces Mild Enchilada Sauce
- 4 Ounces Canned Green Chilies
For The Burritos
- 16 Ounces Refried Beans
- 8 Flour Tortilla Shells 12 inch in size or larger
- 12 Ounces Shredded Taco Cheese
Preheat oven to 350℉
The Ground Beef
In a large frying add the ground beef and season with the seasoning salt, black pepper, and taco seasoning,
Brown the ground beef until fully cooked, drain any fat off of the meat.
In a bowl combine the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, enchilada sauce, and diced green chilis.
Add a little sauce to the bottom of your baking dish and set aside
Lay the burrito shell out on your countertop, spread a spoonful of refried bean on the shell.
Add ½ cup of your ground beef
Sprinkle with a little cheese and roll the burrito up.
Place in a baking pan that is covered in the enchilada sauce.
When you have all 8 burritos made and in your baking dish, pour more of the sauce mixture over the top of the burritos and sprinkle with cheese.
Cover with foil and bake in a 350℉ oven for 45-60 Minutes or until done.
The nutritional value may vary depending on the ingredients used.
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