Saturday, January 1, 2011

Burrito Casserole

Buritto Casserole
  • 8 small (fajita-size) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups refried beans
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 1/2 cups store bought salsa (medium for a spicier taste)
  • Optional: 1 minced fresh jalapeno pepper (we didn't use the jalapeno)
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut 5 of the flour tortillas into strips, about 1/2 inches in width and set aside. Line the bottom of a 9 by 13 casserole dish with the remaining flour tortillas. Spread an even layer of refried beans over the tortillas.
  2. In a large skillet heat the canola oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and beef to the pan and sauté for about 5 minutes; breaking up the meat with a spoon, until it is no longer pink. Pour off and discard any excess liquid, stir in the salsa.
  3. Spread meat mixture over the refried beans, sprinkle on optional jalapeno peppers. Top with tortilla strips and sprinkle on cheddar cheese. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until cheese has melted, about 10 minutes. Serve with sour cream, chopped tomatoes, and chopped avocado on the side.

Linked to: These Creative Juices, Not Just a Housewife, Blue Cricket Design


  1. We love burritos and this sounds like a great way to enjoy the taste without the work of making them individually. Thanks for sharing the idea!

  2. Katie this is a very easy recipe. My daughters 12 and 15 actually made it and it was yummy. I also think it would be super easy to add or change any ingredients that you like in your burritos. :)

  3. mmmm refried beans! Is it lunch time yet? no? oh boo!

    This is making me drool!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  4. Thanks Jennifer! This is a super easy and yummy meal. :)

  5. That just looked too tasty to not click on. YUM!!! Looks delicious!

  6. Wishing I wasn't so hungry right now. I am also wishing I could reach through the computer screen :) Thanks for linking up!