Making your own wet burritos at home not only provides you with the confidence that all of the ingredients are wholesome and good, but also allows you to enjoy the level of spice and flavor you and your family desire.
These burritos have been a favorite in our home since before I came across “real foods”. I have since found ways to use only whole foods ingredients and ditched the cans.
- 1½ pounds of ground grassfed beef
- 16 ounces of refried beans (you can also use kidney beans)
- taco seasoning
- 2-3 cups of cheddar cheese
- burritos shells (they just need to be made a bit larger than normal!)
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 8 oz brown gravy (I make my own with stock)
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp minced onion
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- 2½ tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp dried basil
- ⅛ tsp pepper
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp cumin
- water for thinning the sauce if needed
- Brown beef, add in taco seasoning to taste.
- Once the meat is browned, you can add the beans (or if you’re like me and don’t like them refried, make a few burritos “beef only” first, then add the beans). Set aside.
- Mix together sauce ingredients in a saucepan over medium-low heat until combined.
- Roll the meat mixture up into the burrito shell and place into a 9×13 pan.
- Cover with the sauce and top with cheese.
- Bake for about 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
- Serve with lettuce, onion, sour cream, tomato, and whatever else you find enjoyable. They are super easy and taste great!
Cook up 2 cups of brown rice (let it soak first for extra nutrition) and lightly season with the taco seasoning. I also add in some chopped red onion and fresh tomatoes as well when I can take them right out of the garden.
Layer a 9×13 pan with rice, beans, and seasoned meat.
Cover with burrito sauce and top with cheese.
Bake as usual.