Wet burrito

This Wet burrito recipe has ground beef and refried bean filling wrapped in a giant tortilla smothered with red sauce and melted cheese. Top with your favorites, such as guacamole, sour cream, lettuce, onion, and tomatoes.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4.5 oz diced green chile peppers
  • 16 oz refried beans
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 10 oz enchilada sauce
  • 15 oz chili no-beans (Hormel)
  • 6 flour burrito tortillas (about 12 inches)
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Chopped green onions (for garnish)
  • Any additional desired toppings

How To Make Wet Burritos Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Brown the ground beef and onion in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until evenly browned and the onion begins to soften. Click for a medium skillet.
  3. Drain grease, and season with the garlic, cumin, salt and pepper. Stir in the green chilies and refried beans until well blended. Turn off the heat, but keep warm.
  4. Combine the tomato sauce, no-bean chili, and enchilada sauce in a saucepan. Whisk together until mixed well, and cook over medium heat until heated. Turn off the heat and keep warm. Click for a whisk.
  5. Divide the beef and bean mixture into 6 portions in the pan.
  6. Place a burrito-sized tortilla on a plate and place 1/6 of the ground beef mixture onto the center.
  7. Top with a bit of cheese and lettuce. Leave the lettuce out if you don’t want it baked inside. You can substitute or add other veggies as well.
  8. Fold in the left and right sides of the tortilla over the filling, holding it in place with your fingers. Then, fold in the top and bottom sides of the tortilla over the filling (like an envelope), making sure to overlap well so no filling can escape.
  9. Repeat with the other 5 tortillas.
  10. Place seam side down in two greased 9 x 13 oven-safe dishes. Click for a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  11. Pour the entire saucepan of the sauce over the top of the burritos.
  12. Top with the remaining cheese sprinkled over all evenly.
  13. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until the burritos are heated and cheese is melted.
  14. Top with more lettuce, tomato, sour cream and dried chives, or your choice of toppings.


  • If you are cooking for two, you can freeze the leftovers.
  • To reheat – allow to thaw completely first, then preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and bake for 15-20 minutes until heated through.