Instead of making actual burritos, all the components of a meat, bean and cheese burrito are stacked up with salsa and spices and baked to perfection. I love this meal because it takes hardly any effort and it is very customizable to what your family likes.
- 4 fajita sized tortillas
- Oil for frying- I use vegetable oil, but you can use whatever you prefer
- 1-pound ground beef
- 1 small onion, diced
- Salt and pepper
- 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
- ¾ cup your favorite salsa
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cups of your favorite cheese (I use cheddar or a Mexican blend)
- Favorite burrito toppings, like sour cream, lettuce, olives and hot sauce! Whatever you like!
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a shallow skillet, warm up enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan. I usually set the heat to medium-low.
- Once the oil is heated, lightly fry the tortillas one at a time until they are golden brown. It will only take a few minutes on each side. Set them on a paper towel once the come out of the pan.
- Meanwhile, in another pan, brown the ground beef with the onion and the salt and pepper. Once it’s done, drain the fat and add it back into the pan.
- To the meat, add the refried beans, salsa, chili powder and garlic powder. Mix until well combined.
- Spray a dish with non-stick spray (I use a glass pie dish).
- Start layering: tortilla, ¼ of the meat mixture spread out onto the tortilla, then ½ cup of cheese evenly sprinkled on the meat. Repeat the layers until all the meat mixture and cheese is gone.
- Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted.
- Serve with your favorite burrito toppings!