Chili Cheese Burritos

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I like to make a big pot of chili up and freeze it in meal-sized portions for later. We don't always like to eat chili plain, so I doctored up some chili and made burritos for a quick dinner. It's easy and doesn't require all the fresh ingredients that tacos would. If your chili is pretty soupy, you might have to cook it down a little longer than called for in the recipe. You can heat your tortillas in the oven if you wrap them in tinfoil, but the microwave is just so much easier, in my opinion.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine chili, green chilies, taco seasoning, rice, and water in a medium sized pot.
  2. Heat uncovered over low heat about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep from sticking to bottom of pan. Near the end of cooking time, you will have to stir nearly constantly as the chili will have cooked down to a nice thick consistency.
  3. Taste and make sure rice is cooked to your preferred softness and check thickness of chili to be sure it will stay in a tortilla.
  4. Warm tortillas for several seconds in microwave, spread several tablespoons of chili mixture in center of tortillas, add cheese, salsa, and sour cream to taste, and fold into burrito.
  5. Serve with chips and salsa or green salad.


Most Helpful

This recipe is a great way to use leftover chili! I liked how the rice extended the chili and added a nice thickness and texture to the burrito. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for Spring Pick-A-Chef 2012

loof April 10, 2012

This was really good! My DD and I made this with leftover easy! She is going to college this fall and we are trying easy recipes for her to make...this fit the bill! We used hot salsa as we like things spicy...otherwise made as written. Thanks so much for posting this...I'm sure we will make this again! ~Made for Pick A Chef Spring 2009~

Thea April 04, 2009

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