Burritos are a favourite and this is a quick, easy, and fun, one-skillet, deconstructed, take on them! The idea here is to make a sauce with beef burrito style ingredients, to mix in sliced tortillas and to top everything off with cheese, that is melted, before adding any fresh burrito style fillings like sour cream, avocado, cilantro, onions, etc. The sauce has a base of ground beef seasoned with a taco spice blend, along with enchilada sauce (or salsa), beans and corn and it takes almost no time to make. I like to top this off with sour cream, avocados, cilantro and green onions but you can use your favourite burrito fillings! The family fun meal is perfect for busy nights and it’s sure to please everyone!
Cheesy Beef Burrito Skillet
A deconstructed, quick and easy, beef and bean skillet burrito topped with plenty of melted cheese!
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 1/2 cup water (or beef broth)
- 2 cups enchilada sauce (or salsa)
- 1 (15 ounce can) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup corn (fresh or frozen)
- 6 ounces tortillas, sliced (gluten-free for gluten-free)
- 1 cup cheddar cheese (or Monterey jack, etc.) shredded
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 green onions, sliced (optional)
- 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped (optional)
- Cook the ground beef in a large skillet before draining any excess grease.
- Mix in the seasoning followed by the water, and simmer for a minute.
- Add the enchilada sauce, beans and corn and bring to a simmer.
- Mix in the sliced tortillas.
- Top with the cheese, place under the broiler until the cheese has melted, about 2-3 minutes, before topping with sour cream, green onions and cilantro and enjoying!
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Karen Cure says
This looks great — what kind of tortillas did you use — they look very thin which I like ! Have you tried corn tortillas?
The tortillas in the photos are basic flour tortillas. Corn tortillas also work!
Gary R Gribbell says
Please Check the directions, looks like about half of them were not copied onto this post
Jonas C says
Also would be helpful to indicate that you need to simmer for a period of time. 1 cup of water/broth along with 2 cups of enchilada sauce makes this mix very watery. If you just bring to a simmer and add tortillas, it is going to turn out more like soup. I made this tonight and simmered for about 15 min. Could probably get away with using 1/2 or 3/4 cup of water.
It was delicious though! Highly recommended
No need for the broiler. Just sprinkle the cheese on top and put the lid on the skillet. It will be melted in a couple of minutes. I added some green chilies to the mix. This was a very quick, simple and delicious recipe!! Tonight I am going to make it with shredded chicken breast and green enchilada sauce instead, and start with a sauté of some diced red bell peppers and onions before adding the rest of the ingredients. Lots of variations are possible, all made easy because you don’t have to stuff the burritos and bake them, and there is only one pot to clean.
Rebecca Tromel says
This is easy and versatile to make, I’ve added other things because I had them leftover in the fridge. Leftover refried beans and olives really added something to this dish. Chipotle Salsa gives it a nice punch of flavor.
It’s best to separate the tortilla slices before putting in, otherwise, they clump together like they were glued.
This dish is now part of our regular rotation.
My family loves this dish! The only thing I changed is that instead of putting the tortillas and cheese in the skillet, I made cheese quesadillas on the side and then we dipped them in the meat sauce. So good!!