Weeknight Tex-Mex Burritos (Or Tacos or Taco-Burgers)

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins

An easy meal to throw together on weeknights when you are busy with work, school, or sports.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large skillet, brown ground beef over medium to medium-high heat. Drain off fat.
  2. Add in all spices. Stir in water, cooking over medium heat until water cooks off. (Water helps ensure even distribution of spices throughout meat).
  3. Stir in refried beans and green chilies. Heat through. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  4. Burritos: Warm flour tortillas in microwave or in oven. Spread meat and bean mixture on each flour tortilla. Garnish with preferred toppings. Enjoy.
  5. Tacos: Toast taco shells in oven according to package directions. (Note: toasting the taco shells is a MUST). Spoon meat and bean mixture into each taco shell. Garnish with preferred toppings.
  6. Taco-burgers: Toast hamburger buns in oven until light golden brown. Spread meat and bean mixture onto bottom half of buns. If making taco-burgers, you may want to substitute sliced cheese (such as American). Garnish with preferred toppings.
Most Helpful

Great mix! I made burritos. Instead of ground beef, I used ground turkey, so no need to drain any fat. I cut the recipe down to serve 4 but used the full can of beans. Topped with cheddar and jack cheese, salsa and sour cream before rolling them. Tasty, quick dinner!

Outta Here June 05, 2010

Made the Taco Burgers with this - halved everything for the two of us and used jalapeno refried beans, so left out the cayenne and green chilis (hubby sweats with anything spicier than catsup). Used 1/4 cup water, tho. Topped our burgers with fresh tomato and red onion slices and American cheese. He and I both thought they were great. Thanks for sharing.

mapaklenk June 07, 2010

I chose to make taco burgers, and boy they turned out great. Great combo of spices here as I made as written, and we all chose various topping from the list. This is defineately recommended for a quick dinner. If mixed well, you will have no complaints. Made for PRMR tag.

weekend cooker May 15, 2010