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Smothered Burritos with Ground Beef and Cheese


Smothered Burritos with Ground Beef and Cheese





– **For the burritos:**
– 1 pound ground beef
– 1 medium onion, chopped
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– 1 packet taco seasoning
– 1/2 cup water
– 1 can refried beans
– 4 large flour tortillas
– 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend)
– 1/4 cup chopped green onions (optional)


– **For the sauce:**
– 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce
– 1/2 cup heavy cream
– 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend)

– **For serving:**
– Tortilla chips
– Chopped cilantro (optional)

1. **Preheat the oven:**
– Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. **Cook the ground beef:**
– In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned. Drain any excess fat.
– Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet. Cook until the onion is translucent.
– Stir in the taco seasoning and water. Simmer for a few minutes until the mixture thickens.

3. **Prepare the burritos:**
– Warm the refried beans in a microwave or small saucepan.
– Lay out each flour tortilla and spread a layer of refried beans down the center.
– Add a portion of the cooked ground beef mixture on top of the beans.
– Sprinkle shredded cheese over the beef mixture.
– Roll up each tortilla tightly and place them seam-side down in a baking dish.


4. **Make the sauce:**
– In a medium saucepan, combine the enchilada sauce and heavy cream. Heat over medium heat until warm, stirring occasionally.
– Pour the sauce evenly over the burritos in the baking dish.
– Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese over the top.

5. **Bake the burritos:**
– Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
– Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

6. **Serve:**
– Remove the burritos from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
– Sprinkle with chopped green onions and cilantro, if desired.
– Serve with tortilla chips on the side.

Enjoy your delicious smothered burritos with ground beef and cheese!


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