Try this family-style burrito recipe–it’s enough for a family or perfect for anyone who loves leftovers. We like to use roasted peppers in the filling, which is optional, but well worth the effort. A printable copy of this burrito recipe can be found at
Burrito Recipe Ingredients:
TORTILLAS (about 7″ diameter)
2 cups SHREDDED CHEESE
¾ lb GROUND BEEF
1 can KIDNEY BEANS (15oz)
1 can REFRIED BEANS (15oz)
3 Lg ROASTED PEPPERS (chopped)
2 cups ONION (chopped)
4-5 cloves GARLIC (finely chopped)
1 Tbsp CHILI POWDER
2 Tbsp CUMIN
SALT and PEPPER (to taste)
OIL (for greasing pans)
1 cup SALSA for topping
and some HOT SAUCE (optional)
You don’t HAVE TO roast peppers for this recipe–but it’s tasty if you do.
We like to use 3 large peppers, get whatever kind you like–we usually use two poblanos and one green bell pepper for a mix of flavors. Slice the peppers in half lengthwise and remove the ribs and seeds. Place the peppers cut-side down on a greased pan and bake uncovered in the oven at 400 degrees F for 30 minutes. As the peppers roast, they will darken and begin to bubble.
After half an hour, remove the peppers from the oven and cover the pan while the peppers are still hot. Let the peppers steam in their own heat for 10-15 minutes–this will loosen the skin and make it easy to peel away. Once the skin is removed you’ll have roasted peppers! They’re a tasty ingredient for many dishes; since we’re using all three peppers for the burrito filling, dice them all and set aside.
Heat a large skillet on medium heat and brown the ground beef. As the beef begins to cook and release it’s fat, add the onion and garlic (if it’s too fatty, drain a little of the grease). Stir until the beef is lightly browned–no need to overcook, ’cause the beef will continue to cook in the oven.
Remove the skillet from the heat and add the kidney beans and refried beans. Add ¾ of the diced roasted peppers and reserve ¼ to use later as a topping.
Add the salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder–and if you want some heat, throw in a little hot sauce to taste.
Mix ingredients well, and that’s the burrito filling!
Grease a baking dish (about 10″ X 12″).
We use medium size tortillas, about 7″. Put as much filling as you think is appropriate–we like two heaping spoonfuls–top the filling with cheese and roll the burrito up and place in the baking dish; repeat until the baking dish is full.
If you have any filling remaining, spoon it thinly over the top of the burritos. Spoon hearty salsa over the top of the dish–chunky salsa!–not too wet. Sprinkle the top with the remaining roasted peppers and some shredded cheese (a mix of Monterrey jack and cheddar is best).
Bake uncovered in a 400 degree F oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the edges of the burritos begin to brown.
Turn the oven to broil and finish by toasting the top of the dish for 3-5 minutes–be careful not to burn it!–keep an eye on it and remove it when it reached toasty-cheesy perfection.
Spoon onto a plate and serve with sides of sour cream, guacamole, and salsa. It pairs great with rice!
Give this burrito recipe a try and let me know what you think, and bon appétit!