Wet Burritos: A Flavorful and Hearty Mexican Delight

Wet Burritos are a mouthwatering Mexican dish that takes traditional burritos to a whole new level. These burritos are generously filled with seasoned meat, beans, rice, and cheese, then smothered in a savory enchilada sauce and topped with melted cheese. It’s a satisfying and indulgent meal that’s perfect for satisfying your Mexican food cravings. Here’s how to make it.


For the Burritos:

  • 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) refried beans
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the Enchilada Sauce:

  • 1 can (10 ounces) red enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For Topping:

  • Additional shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sliced black olives (optional)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro (for garnish, optional)


1. Cook the Meat:

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef or ground turkey until browned and cooked through, breaking it apart with a spatula as it cooks.
  • Drain any excess grease.

2. Saute Onions and Garlic:

  • Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the cooked meat.
  • Cook for a few minutes until the onions are soft and translucent.

3. Add Beans and Rice:

  • Stir in the refried beans and cooked rice.
  • Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until everything is heated through.

4. Prepare the Enchilada Sauce:

  • In a separate saucepan, combine the red enchilada sauce, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  • Heat the sauce over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until it’s warmed through.

5. Assemble the Wet Burritos:

  • Place a generous portion of the meat, bean, and rice mixture onto a large flour tortilla.
  • Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Roll the tortilla up, folding in the sides to seal the filling.
  • Repeat this process for the remaining tortillas.

6. Smother with Sauce:

  • Pour a portion of the prepared enchilada sauce into a baking dish.
  • Place the rolled burritos seam side down in the baking dish.
  • Pour the remaining sauce over the burritos.

7. Add Cheese and Bake:

  • Sprinkle additional shredded cheddar cheese on top of the sauced burritos.
  • If desired, add sliced black olives as well.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

8. Garnish and Serve:

  • Garnish the Wet Burritos with chopped fresh cilantro (if desired).
  • Serve them hot and enjoy!

Wet Burritos are a delectable Mexican dish made up of savory meat, beans, rice, and cheese, all smothered in a flavorful enchilada sauce. It’s a hearty and decadent meal that will satisfy your taste buds. These Wet Burritos are a crowd-pleaser whether you’re cooking for a family dinner or a Mexican-themed gathering. Enjoy the complex and delectable flavors!