Recipe for the Ultimate Tex Mex Burrito

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If you’re going to eat a burrito, you might as well make sure it’s a “wet” burrito, which is a burrito smothered in red chili sauce (such as enchilada sauce) with melted shredded cheese added to its top. (Important note: a wet burrito often is so drenched with chili sauce that you’ll need to eat it with a knife and fork, rather than with your hands).

We’ve searched for a great wet burrito recipe for you and found it courtesy of Cindy Newell at We hope you enjoy it!

This recipe results in six burritos, each with a calorie count of 996. (This recipe is not for dieters!) From prep to meal should take about 45 minutes.


  • One pound of ground beef
  • One-half cup of chopped onion
  • One clove of minced garlic
  • One-half teaspoon of cumin
  • One-quarter teaspoon of salt
  • One-eighth teaspoon of pepper
  • One (4 ½ ounces) can of diced green chili peppers
  • One (16-ounce) can of refried beans
  • One (15-ounce) can of chili without beans
  • One (10.75-ounce) can of condensed tomato soup
  • One (10-ounce) can of enchilada sauce
  • Six 12-inch warmed flour tortillas
  • Two cups of shredded lettuce
  • One cup of chopped tomatoes
  • Two cups of Mexican blend cheese (shredded)
  • One-half cup of green onions (chopped)

To make:

  • Crumble the ground beef into a skillet and cook over medium-high heat. Stir until evenly browned.
  • Add the onion and keep cooking until the onion is translucent.
  • Drain the grease and season the beef/onion mixture with the cumin, garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir in the green chilies as well as the refried beans until they are blended well. Turn off the heat, but keep the mixture warm.
  • Take a saucepan and combine the chili-without-beans, the tomato soup and the enchilada sauce. Mix well and, over medium heat, cook until entirely heated through. Turn off the heat, but keep the mixture warm.
  • Warm a tortilla, place it on a plate and then spoon (a very generous) one-half cup of the beef mixture into the tortilla’s center. Top it with as much lettuce and tomato as you like.
  • Roll the tortilla over the filling and then spoon some sauce over the top (don’t be miserly with the sauce). Sprinkle it with the green onions and cheese.
  • Heat in a microwave oven for 30 seconds (or until the cheese melts). Repeat with the other five tortillas.

You may not see burritos on our menu, but if it’s a burrito you want – whether it’s “wet,” not-so-wet, filled with beef or chicken, just let your waiter know and we’ll be happy to make you one. Visit a Mattito’s location near you soon.

Image by Christopher Vasquez from Hawthorne, California, United States (Wet Burrito) [CC BY 2.0]via Wikimedia Commons.