Wet Burritos

There’s something incredibly satisfying about tucking into a warm, flavorful wet burrito, especially when it’s loaded with a blend of savory ground beef, spices, and melted cheese. This recipe takes the classic burrito to the next level, transforming it into a hearty, comforting dish that’s perfect for any day of the week. Whether you’re feeding a crowd or just looking to spice up your dinner routine, these ultimate cheesy wet burritos are sure to become a new favorite. With a few simple steps and some basic ingredients, you can create a delicious meal that’s both satisfying and fun to make.

Preparation Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


  • This recipe makes 6 generously sized wet burritos.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 4.5 oz green chile peppers, diced
  • 16 oz refried beans
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 10 oz enchilada sauce
  • 15 oz Hormel no-beans chili
  • 6 large flour burrito tortillas (approx. 12 inches each)
  • 2 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 3 cups Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • Green onions, chopped (for garnish)
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, diced tomatoes, avocado

Directions & How to Prepare

  1. Preparation: Begin by preheating your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Meat Mixture: In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef and onions until browned and the onions are translucent. Drain any excess fat. Season with garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper, then mix in the green chilies and refried beans until well combined. Keep warm.
  3. Sauce Creation: In a separate pan, combine tomato sauce, no-bean chili, and enchilada sauce. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the mixture is evenly heated.
  4. Assembly: Divide the beef-bean mixture among the tortillas, adding a layer of cheese and lettuce to each. Fold the tortillas over the filling, making sure they’re tightly wrapped.
  5. Dish Setup: Lightly grease two 9×13 inch baking dishes. Place the burritos seam side down in the dishes. Pour the sauce over the burritos, ensuring they’re fully covered, then top with the remaining cheese.
  6. Baking: Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the burritos are heated through and the cheese is bubbly and golden.

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