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These CHEESY BAKED BURRITOS are so easy to make for a busy weeknight meal. My family loves them, and I love how quick they are to prepare.

Cheesy Baked Burritos

That golden, bubbly cheese on top is always a hit. Everyone wants the burrito with the most cheese smothered on it. I can’t say I blame them.

easy baked burritos recipe


Cheesy Baked Burritos


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These CHEESY BAKED BURRITOS are so easy to make for a busy weeknight meal. My family loves them, and I love how quick they are to prepare.


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion - chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp taco or fajita seasoning. (I use the Epicure brand)
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 8 7" soft burrito shells
  • 3/4 cup grated cheese
  • sour cream - optional
  • guacamole - optional
  • lettuce - optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Fry chopped onions in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add ground hamburger and fry till done. Mix in the seasoning, rice and 1/2 cup salsa.
  3. In a 9x13" pan put approx 2-3 tbsp of the extra salsa into the bottom of the pan just to coat the pan lightly.
  4. Put beef mixture into the shells, add about a tbsp of grated cheese to each one and place in them in the pan. I normally fit 6 the long way and then the last 2 along the edge.
  5. Cover burritos with remaining salsa and cheese and bake at 375 for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is nice and bubbly and the edges of the shells are golden brown.
  6. Let pan sit for 5 minutes before serving.
  7. Serve on a bed of lettuce, topped with sour cream and guacamole as desired.


baked burritos recipe


For the burritos, I do not fold them up. Instead, I roll them, that way if any of the filling falls out while eating, it tastes great mixed with the lettuce and toppings that are left on the plate.

cheesy baked burritos recipe

There you have it, a delicious, easy weeknight meal the whole family will love.

Be sure to try these Baked Greek Feta Potaotes


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Lynda Cook

Friday 27th of December 2019

I am 51 years old and I have never ever tried a burrito, this dish sounds very good and would be perfect for a Saturday night meal, I am going to have to give it a try!

Krista M

Sunday 15th of January 2017

That's a little taste of Mexican heaven right there!

Linda H

Friday 30th of December 2016

I love burritos and have all the ingredients so this will be supper tonight.


Friday 30th of December 2016

So need to try these Burrito's!


Wednesday 28th of December 2016

Love how easy and quick this recipe is; I don't like complex recipes for the weeknights. I will have to try this one. And the Baked Greek Feta Potatoes. Thanks!

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