Ground Beef Burritos

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Ground Beef Burritos is a simple Mexican-inspired dinner with only five simple ingredients. Flour tortillas are filled with a mixture of ground beef and shredded cheese, and then topped with an easy green chili sauce made of salsa verde and green enchilada sauce. Your family will be licking their plates and begging for more!

Easy Ground Beef Burritos Recipe:

Taco Tuesday, here I come. I’ve got an amazing ground beef burrito recipe to share with you.  What makes it so special is that the it is smothered in a green chili sauce.

The sauce is simple: combine salsa verde and green enchilada sauce.   Not familiar with these ingredients? Salsa verde is a green salsa (instead of red) and is found in glass jars with the other salsas or near the tortilla chips.  Green Enchilada Sauce is an alternative to traditional red enchilada sauce. It comes in a can and is found in the Mexican food aisle.

I can’t take credit for this recipe. I found it in The Best of Country Cooking.  It drew me in because it calls for hamburger which I have a ton of, and it takes only 5 simple ingredients.

Ground Beef Burritos is a simple Mexican-inspired dinner with only five simple ingredients. Flour tortillas are filled with a mixture of ground beef and shredded cheese, and then topped with an easy green chili sauce made of salsa verde and green enchilada sauce. Your family will be licking their plates and begging for more!

There’s so many things I love about these smothered green chili burritos that I don’t even know where to start.

  • These are ground beef burritos, and my kids love anything with ground beef.
  • This is a quick recipe, taking only about 25 minutes from start to finish.
  • My family devoured these green chili baked burritos; not one complaint from anybody.
  • Easy Ground Beef Burritos has only 5 ingredients total – ground beef, tortillas, shredded cheese, green enchilada sauce and salsa verde.
  • Can we say Taco Tuesday? This is a great weeknight meal for Taco Tuesday lovers.

How to Make Smothered Beef Burrito with Green Chili Sauce:

Instructions:

  1. Brown ground beef in a skillet; drain excess oil if needed. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix salsa verde and canned green enchilada sauce.
  3. Mix 3/4 cup enchilada sauce in with the browned ground beef.
  4. Lay out 4 10-inch flour tortillas. Spoon 2/3 cup beef mixture in the center or each tortilla. Sprinkle approximately 3 tablespoons shredded cheese on the ground beef mixture.
  5. To fold the smothered burritos, fold the two sides in and then the other two sides, and then flip over so the seam is on the bottom.
  6. Arrange the burritos in a greased 11 x 9 baking dish.
  7. Pour the remaining sauce over top the green chili burritos; sprinkle with the remaining shredded cheese.
  8. Bake uncovered in a preheated 375 degree F oven for 10-15 minutes.
  9. If desired, broil for 1-2 minutes to lightly brown the top. Watch the smothered beef burritos closely so they do not burn.

For the full instructions for ground beef burritos, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Notes About Green Chili Beef Burritos:

  • This is a great 5 Ingredient Burrito Recipe!
  • Substitute shredded cooked chicken for hamburger in these chili verde burrito recipe.
  • Monterrey Jack or Colby Jack would be great alternative cheeses to use.
  • Burritos are usually large so use the 10-inch variety of flour tortillas if possible.
  • How do you fold a burrito?
    1. Put the filling in the center.
    2. Fold the two ends in towards the center.
    3. And then, fold the two sides into the center.
    4. Flip the burrito so that the seam is at the bottom.
  • I love when cheese on top of casseroles is kinda brown and crusty. To achieve this, broil for a couple minutes. Be sure to stand by the oven so it doesn’t completely burn the top.

 

More Casseroles with Ground Beef:

Pizza Casserole

Ground Beef Pizza Casserole is a cheesy skillet meal that your family will love. It's a homemade hamburger helper with loads of pizza flavor.  Toss it together for a quick weeknight meal using easy pantry staples.

Mexican Lasagna

My kids absolutely go wild for Mexican Lasagna. A mixture of ground beef, corn and salsa is layered between corn tortillas and cottage cheese making for an easy casserole that feeds a crowd. 

Hamburger Hot Dish

Got picky kids? I've got a new meal just for you. Hamburger Hot Dish with Rice is an easy casserole that my kids love, and yours will too.  Featuring ground beef, rice, and kidney beans in a base of tomato sauce, you may already have all the ingredients on hand. 

Ground Beef Burritos

Ground Beef Burritos is a simple Mexican-inspired dinner with only five simple ingredients. Flour tortillas are filled with a mixture of ground beef and shredded cheese, and then topped with an easy green chili sauce made of salsa verde and green enchilada sauce. Your family will be licking their plates and begging for more!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Casserole, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: beef burritos, chili verde burrito recipe, crock pot ground beef recipes, green chili beef burritos, green chili burritos, ground beef burritos, salsa verde burritos, smothered burritos, smothered ground beef burritos
Servings: 4
Calories: 597kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup salsa verde
  • 10 ounces green enchilada sauce
  • 4 flour tortillas (10-inch size)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Brown ground beef; drain excess grease if needed. Season with salt and pepper.
    Ground Beef Burritos is a simple Mexican-inspired dinner with only five simple ingredients. Flour tortillas are filled with a mixture of ground beef and shredded cheese, and then topped with an easy green chili sauce made of salsa verde and green enchilada sauce. Your family will be licking their plates and begging for more!
  • In a separate bowl, mix salsa verde and green enchilada sauce.
    Ground Beef Burritos is a simple Mexican-inspired dinner with only five simple ingredients. Flour tortillas are filled with a mixture of ground beef and shredded cheese, and then topped with an easy green chili sauce made of salsa verde and green enchilada sauce. Your family will be licking their plates and begging for more!
  • Add 3/4 cup green chili sauce into the ground beef and stir.
  • Spoon 2/3 cup beef mixture into the center of each flour tortilla; sprinkle with 3 tablespoons cheese. Fold the ends in first and then the sides. Flip so that the seal is on the bottom; arrange in a 11 x 7 inch baking dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
    Ground Beef Burritos is a simple Mexican-inspired dinner with only five simple ingredients. Flour tortillas are filled with a mixture of ground beef and shredded cheese, and then topped with an easy green chili sauce made of salsa verde and green enchilada sauce. Your family will be licking their plates and begging for more!
  • Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  • If desire, broil for 1-2 minutes or until the top is lightly browned. Do not walk away!
    Ground Beef Burritos is a simple Mexican-inspired dinner with only five simple ingredients. Flour tortillas are filled with a mixture of ground beef and shredded cheese, and then topped with an easy green chili sauce made of salsa verde and green enchilada sauce. Your family will be licking their plates and begging for more!

Notes

  • This is a great 5 Ingredient Burrito Recipe!
  • Substitute shredded cooked chicken for hamburger in these chili verde burrito recipe. 
  • Monterrey Jack or Colby Jack would be great alternative cheese to use. 
  • Burritos are usually large so use the 10-inch variety of flour tortillas if possible.
  • How do you fold a burrito?
    1. Put the filling in the center.
    2. Fold the two ends in towards the center.
    3. And then, fold the two sides into the center.
    4. Flip the burrito so that the seam is at the bottom. 
  • I love when cheese on top of casseroles is kinda brown and crusty. To achieve this, broil for a couple minutes. Be sure to stand by the oven so it doesn't completely burn the top. 
  • Love hamburger casserole recipes? Try our Hamburger Hot Dish and Mexican Lasagna recipes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 597kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 1464mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1162IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 358mg | Iron: 4mg

Ground Beef Burritos is a simple Mexican-inspired dinner with only five simple ingredients. Flour tortillas are filled with a mixture of ground beef and shredded cheese, and then topped with an easy green chili sauce made of salsa verde and green enchilada sauce. Your family will be licking their plates and begging for more!

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