Burritos recipe

(223 ratings)

Homemade burritos
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories423 Kcal21%
Sugar4.4 g5%
Fat16.5 g24%
Saturated Fat6.6 g33%
Salt5.8 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein23.2 g46%
Carbohydrates46.3 g18%
Salt5.8 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Tender beef chunks infused with coriander, cumin, and chilli flakes in a warm tortilla wrap.

Whip up eight of these classic beef burritos with this simple four step recipe. This flavoursome dish brings pinto beans and shredded beef together to make one mouthwatering Mexican dish. Finish with homemade guacamole and a generous serving of soured cream.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 500g (1lb) minced/shredded beef
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tspchilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp sun-dried tomato paste
  • 300ml (½ pint) hot beef stock
  • 400g can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • About 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 150ml pot soured cream
  • 8 flour, or corn, tortillas

For the guacamole:

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 avocado, stone removed, peeled and chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Handful of chopped fresh coriander




  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavybased pan and fry the onion for a few min, to soften. Add the beef and cook for about 5 mins, to brown it all over.
  2. Add the coriander, cumin, chilli flakes, sun-dried tomato paste, beef stock and pinto beans, and simmer for 20 mins.
  3. To make the guacamole: Mix all of the ingredients together. Stir the chopped chives into the soured cream.
  4. Warm the tortillas according to pack instructions. Put chilli beef in a serving dish, put everything on the table and let everyone make their own burritos, with a tortilla, the beef, guacamole and soured cream.

Top tips for making burritos

Make the shredded beef ahead of time and leave in the fridge until needed. This will make the meat extra flavoursome and tender when cooking.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies