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Beef Burrito Casserole

Even casserole nay-sayers will be happy with this one:  Beef Burrito Casserole.  It’s a dreamy dinner recipe because you will find that everyone will be happy with this one.  What’s not to like?

You will find a short video showing you how to make this recipe if you scroll toward the bottom of this post.  Then you can print out the complete recipe and make this at home.

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I made this recipe in a 9×13-inch pyrex pan because I use that pan for absolutely everything!  I kind of had a tough time with what I should call this recipe.  My head kept wanting me to call these enchiladas… but they’re made with flour tortillas instead of corn, and there is absolutely no enchilada sauce involved.

In fact, there is no sauce of any kind involved.  And since they’re all nicely snuggled into a casserole dish, and because this meal provided great comfort to my family, I decided to dub this as Beef Burrito Casserole.

Whatever it is, it’s a totally family-friendly dinner idea.  I was really happy to find my son asking for seconds (something he definitely doesn’t do if he is not super psyched about what I’ve made for dinner).

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This is so easy to make.  The meat/bean mixture is quickly done in a saute pan.  Then a generous spoonful of the meat is scooped into the center of the tortilla.

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The tortilla is wrapped snuggly around the filling…

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…and then it’s placed seam-side-down in a casserole dish (just like you do when you make enchiladas).

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Sprinkle cheese on top… and green onions, if your family will let you get away with a few of those.

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Cover and bake until the cheese is all nice and melted and yummy.  That’s it.

It’s a super easy dinner recipe to make.  You can let people choose what they want on top… salsa, sour cream and avocado were our choices.  A little chopped tomato would be good too.  The “I like things plain” eaters can just eat them as-is and nix the toppings.

I think your family will love it and ask for it again (at least mine has!)  Enjoy!

When I make this for guests that are not my everyday family, I like to use my beautiful red ceramic baker instead of the pyrex!

Click below to watch a short video showing you how to make this recipe, then scroll to the bottom to print out the complete recipe.

Yield: 8 burritos

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Beef Burrito Casserole


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • One 14-ounce can chili beans, drained
  • 1 cup bottled chunky salsa
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Eight 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar or jack cheese (or mixture of both)
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • sour cream, salsa and avocado, for serving


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink. Spoon out any fat. Add the garlic, oregano, cumin and beans. Continue to heat for about 5 minutes, then stir in 1 cup of the salsa and the Parmesan cheese.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13x9-inch glass baking dish with nonstick spray.
  3. Spoon about 1/2 cup of the beef/bean mixture onto the center of a tortilla. Roll up tightly and place the filled tortilla seam-side-down in the pan. Continue with remaining tortillas and filling until you have filled all 8 tortillas and have snuggled them alongside of one another in the pan. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the rolled-up tortillas and sprinkle the green onions on top of the cheese. Cover with greased foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, until the cheese is hot and bubbly. Serve burritos with sour cream, salsa and avocado, as desired.

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31 Responses to “Beef Burrito Casserole”

  1. postedMar 28, 2014 4:24 AM

    Love all that cheesy goodness layered over the top! And I love that this is the perfect weeknight meal!

  2. postedMar 28, 2014 4:27 AM

    This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to try the recipe.

  3. postedMar 28, 2014 6:34 AM

    These look so perfect, must try these. So cheesy on top, love it!

  4. postedMar 28, 2014 6:35 AM

    My family goes so nuts over mexican food! Great looking enchiladas! Happy Friday!

  5. postedMar 28, 2014 6:55 AM

    I have made some recipes I’m never really sure what to call either! Beef burrito casserole is a perfect name! And these look so gooey and cheesy. I love the chili beans in the filling 🙂

  6. postedMar 28, 2014 9:07 AM

    These look great Lori. I think the name is perfect

  7. postedMar 28, 2014 9:24 AM

    Thanks…gonna try this tonight using ground turkey. I’ve done other versions of this but I like your choice of ingredients.

    • postedMar 31, 2014 8:58 AM

      Ground turkey is a great idea!

  8. postedMar 28, 2014 9:35 AM

    This will be perfect for our left overs from having tacos last night 🙂

  9. postedMar 28, 2014 9:35 AM

    You are so good at simplifying life, Lori. And dinner. Yum!

  10. postedMar 28, 2014 9:51 AM

    This is a dish that my whole family would love, looks delicious!

  11. postedMar 28, 2014 10:08 AM

    These burritos look delicious, Lori!

  12. postedMar 28, 2014 10:55 AM

    This is TOTAL man food Lori 🙂 My hubby would love it.

  13. postedMar 28, 2014 3:58 PM

    What an easy weeknight dinner idea! I love beef burritos but never make them at home. Pinning!

  14. postedMar 28, 2014 8:13 PM

    Everyone in my family would be happy with this dish, which would make me very happy as well! This casserole looks just delicious, Lori. 🙂

  15. postedMar 29, 2014 4:54 AM

    I haven’t had breakfast yet, and I’m craving this casserole! (Maybe it will make itself while I’m at work? And then magically appear before me at dinnertime?)

  16. postedMar 29, 2014 8:46 AM

    These look incredibly easy to prepare and delicious! I think you did perfect with the name, and I’m looking forward to making these for dinner soon. 🙂

  17. postedMar 29, 2014 4:40 PM

    I want that entire pan right now, Lori! These look too good!

  18. postedMar 29, 2014 9:25 PM

    I made this tonight and it was delicious! Everyone loved it. Thanks for the great idea.

  19. postedMar 30, 2014 6:12 AM
    pam masters

    Yes this looks yummy..ive always made it with beef and refried beans. Im excited to try it with chili beans yum. I also spread can Campbell’s cheddar cheese soup..but yours looks better.

  20. postedMar 30, 2014 11:59 AM
    Pati L

    Funny, here I thought burritos were corn tortillas & enchiladas were flour! This is very similar to how I’ve been making an enchilada recipe I found in a magazine years ago. Only differences are refried beans vs chili beans, black olives vs green onions on top, and your use of parmesan cheese! We prefer flour tortillas and like them a tad crunchy on the outside (offsets the refried beans mush inside) so I don’t make ours extra saucy; it only calls for salsa just like yours here. I look forward to trying YOUR recipe! Anything to change up our norm! 🙂 It sounds interesting and yummy!

  21. postedMar 30, 2014 5:12 PM

    These look awesome, Lori! Love all that cheesiness on top!

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  23. postedMar 31, 2014 10:36 AM

    No matter how you label it–this casserole looks delicious. I’ve got plenty of ground beef in the freezer from the side of beef–and my family would eat this up.

  24. postedDec 10, 2014 5:29 AM

    These were super yummy! I served with a dollop of sour cream on top – because everything is better with sour cream. They were so easy and great for our Taco Tuesday! Thanks!

  25. postedDec 22, 2014 5:21 AM

    These look so tasty and easy too. Can’t wait to make this!

  26. postedFeb 13, 2015 5:38 AM

    Another nice recipe. Thanks so much and have a good weekend.

  27. postedOct 8, 2015 6:49 AM

    Except for the four tortillas, those look just like enchiladas–seriously, enchiladas don’t need to be drowned in sauce and the filling looks easy and delicious. I’ll be trying this soon, probably with corn tortillas and an end finish of queso blanco, diced onion, and chopped cilantro. The good thing about using flour tortillas is that, they hold up better in the oven heat. However, a delicious and fat free corn tortilla is about 1/3 of the calories of a flour tortilla of the same size

  28. postedOct 22, 2017 2:46 PM

    Are the beans chili beans in sauce or just kidney beans?
    Trying to control the amount if sodium and usually beans in special sauce hae more sodium. Thanks for clarifying. The dish sounds delicious!

    • postedOct 24, 2017 9:59 AM

      yes, it calls for the chili beans that are in the sauce.

  29. postedOct 24, 2017 4:25 PM

    Looks good I’m having it for dinner to nite!

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