Easy beef burritos served on tortillas

Easy beef burritos

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins


Makes 8 / serves 4

Make these easy beef burritos for a simple midweek supper. The meat filling is also great stuffed into a crispy taco, or as an easy chilli con carne with rice

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving (4)

  • kcal872
  • fat32g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs98g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre10g
  • protein42g
  • salt1.11g
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  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 4 garlic cloves, very finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin



    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • small pinch of cayenne pepper (more if you want it spicier)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 500g beef mince
  • pinch of golden caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp wine vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 400g can black beans or kidney beans, with the can water
    Kidney beans scattered on a white surface

    Kidney beans

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    Native to the Americas, kidney beans are so called because of their shape and come in very…

  • 8 flour or corn tortillas
  • 500g cooked rice, or our Mexican tomato rice (see recipe below right)



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • a selection of sliced avocado or guacamole, chopped tomatoes, soured cream, shredded lettuce, sliced red onion, grated cheddar, sliced red chilli and lime halves, to serve



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan – a casserole is ideal. Fry the onions for 8 mins, then add the garlic, spices and oregano and cook for 1 min. Crumble over the mince and sizzle for 5 mins, stirring, until browned. Stir in the sugar and leave for a minute, then splash in the vinegar and pour in the tomatoes.

  2. Simmer for 5 mins then tip in the beans and the water from the can. Season, stir and simmer everything for 20 mins until the beef is in a thick gravy. The sauce can be prepared up to 2 days ahead, chilled and reheated with a splash of water or frozen for 6 months.

  3. To make the burritos, heat the tortillas following pack instructions. Pile some rice and beef sauce along each tortilla and scatter over your choice of topping. Fold over the ends and roll up to seal. Secure by wrapping with foil if you want. Eat immediately.

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Ebony Patterson's picture
Ebony Patterson
16th Oct, 2019
It's a good place to start but INCREDIBLY bland and the quantities are all off. You'll end up with far too much filling but at least you can freeze it. I had to add more than double the quantities of spices and a couple of stock cubes to get some flavour. Maybe this is for more eurocentric tastes...
8th Jul, 2020
Great start indeed. More spice might be good depending on your taste. Stock cubes however should not be considered GoodFood in my opinion. Overdoing the MSG makes the dish so dull. Add more salt, real beef stock, or hard cheese instead.
Lynsey Frayne's picture
Lynsey Frayne
6th Apr, 2019
I follow slimming world but craving burritos. I adjusted the ingredients slightly to make in more slimming friendly and wasn't disappointed. Even my 8 year old fussy child ate it!!
Will Ablard's picture
Will Ablard
28th Feb, 2019
Peng recipe
tillyfloss80's picture
17th Jan, 2019
Really good, tasty recipe, though I admit to deviating slightly as I didn’t add the beans! Due to this I used half the amount of spices and just added some water when the recipe added the beans. Also, life got in the way so I forgot to make the rice in time, I ended up spooning the mixture into the tortillas, rolling them up, grating cheese over them and sticking them in the oven......still tasted fab :-)
12th Jan, 2019
The whole family loved this. I just bought microwave Mexican rice for ease, it was really tasty. Will definitely do this again
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