Delicious Wet Burritos Recipe: A Flavor Explosion in Every Bite
Burritos are a beloved staple in the world of Mexican cuisine, known for their hearty and flavorful fillings enveloped in warm tortillas. While traditional burritos are fantastic, today we’re going to take things up a notch and introduce you to a mouthwatering twist: Wet Burritos. These culinary delights combine all the deliciousness of a classic burrito with the added richness of a savory sauce and melted cheese.
Wet Burritos, also known as “burritos mojados” in Spanish, are a delicious and comforting dish that originated in the United States, particularly in the Midwest. They are essentially burritos smothered in a flavorful sauce, typically made with enchilada sauce or a red chili sauce, and then topped with a generous amount of melted cheese. The result is a dish that’s indulgent, satisfying, and perfect for those days when you’re craving a little extra comfort in your meal.
In this article, we’ll guide you through the step-by-step process of making these delectable Wet Burritos in the comfort of your own kitchen. Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or a beginner looking to impress your family and friends, this recipe is sure to become a favorite in your repertoire.
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
4.5 oz diced green chile peppers
16 oz refried beans
8 oz tomato sauce
10 oz enchilada sauce
15 oz chili no-beans (Hormel)
6 flour burrito tortillas (about 12 inches)
2 cups shredded lettuce
3 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese
Chopped green onions (for garnish)
Any additional desired toppings
How To Make Wet Burritos Recipe:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Brown the ground beef and onion in a skillet over medium high heat. Cook and stir until evenly browned and onion begins to soften. Click for a medium skillet.
Drain grease, and season with the garlic, cumin, salt and pepper. Stir in the green chilies and refried beans until well blended. Turn off heat, but keep warm.
In a saucepan, combine the tomato sauce, no-bean chili, and enchilada sauce. Whisk together until mixed well, and cook over medium heat until heated through. Turn off heat and keep warm. Click for a whisk.
Divide the beef and bean mixture into 6 portions in the pan.
Place a burrito sized tortilla on a plate and place 1/6 of the ground beef mixture onto the center.
Top with a little cheese and lettuce. Leave the lettuce out if you don’t want it baked inside. You can substitute or add other veggies as well.
Fold in the left and right side of the tortilla over the filling, holding in place with your fingers. Then fold in the top and bottom sides of the tortilla over the filling (like an envelope) making sure to overlap well so no filling can escape.
Repeat with the other 5 tortillas.
Place seam side down in two greased 9 x 13 oven safe dishes. Click for a 9 x 13 baking dish.
Pour the entire saucepan of the sauce over the top of the burritos.
Top with the remaining cheese sprinkled over all evenly.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until burritos are heated through and cheese is melted.
Top with more lettuce, tomato, sour cream and dried chives, or your choice of toppings.
- If your cooking for two, you can freeze the leftovers.
- To reheat – allow to thaw completely first then preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and bake for 15-20 minutes until heated through.
- Customize your wet burritos by adding your favorite toppings like sliced olives, diced tomatoes, or chopped cilantro.
- You can substitute ground beef with ground turkey or plant-based alternatives for a healthier twist.
- Adjust the level of spiciness by using mild or hot enchilada sauce and adding more or less chili powder to your preference.
Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Calories: 520 kcal
Dietary Fiber: 8g
Total Fat: 25g
Saturated Fat: 12g
Wet burritos are a delightful fusion of flavors and textures, bringing together the richness of meat, the creaminess of beans and rice, and the boldness of enchilada sauce. This recipe is perfect for a cozy family dinner or a gathering with friends. Its versatility allows you to get creative with the fillings and toppings, making it a crowd-pleaser for all taste preferences. So, roll up your sleeves and enjoy the savory goodness of homemade wet burritos. Your taste buds will thank you!
That’s it, all you have to do is Enjoy !
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