I’ve been looking for a recipe to add to our weekly rotation, and finally found it!

My dears, today I’m delighted to share a dish with you that’s as comforting as a quilt stitched by grandma – my very own Beef Burrito Casserole. This dish is a hearty mélange of classic flavors, perfect for bringing everyone together around the dinner table for a taste of home. While burritos have their roots in the south, they’ve found a special place in our Midwestern hearts. Now, some may say that turning a burrito into a casserole isn’t traditional, but that’s just how we do things around here – it’s our way of serving up love in a dish, with every bite as delightful as the last.

Preparing this Beef Burrito Casserole is akin to enveloping your loved ones in a warm embrace. The combination of beans, cheese, and beef brings a comforting warmth to the soul. And why roll up your sleeves to make it? For the laughter and stories that naturally emerge around such a meal, that’s why.

Beef Burrito Casserole Recipe

Servings: 6 to 8


1 lb ground beef

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15 oz) can corn, drained

1 (4 oz) can diced green chilis

2 cups cooked rice

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup red enchilada sauce

1 (1.25 oz) packet taco seasoning

6 large flour tortillas

Salt and pepper to taste

Optional garnishes: sour cream, sliced green onions, chopped tomatoes


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.

In a skillet, cook the ground beef and onion until the meat is browned and the onion is translucent. Season with salt and pepper, then drain excess grease.

Mix in taco seasoning, black beans, corn, green chilis, and cooked rice. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.

Lay out tortillas, divide the beef mixture among them, and top with cheese. Roll them up and place in the baking dish, seam-side down.

Pour enchilada sauce over the tortillas and top with remaining cheese.

Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and tortillas are golden brown.

Let it rest before serving, then garnish as desired.

Serving Suggestions:

A slice of this casserole is almost a meal in itself, but pairing it with a fresh green salad with tomatoes and cucumbers adds a crisp contrast. A side of Mexican-style rice or a scoop of guacamole can also beautifully complement the dish.

Variations & Tips:

Feel free to switch up the protein – ground turkey or shredded chicken work great. For a vegetarian version, use a variety of beans and veggies like zucchini or mushrooms. To add some spice, consider chipotle powder or jalapeño slices. Remember, letting the casserole rest before serving ensures clean and attractive slices.

So there you have it, a heartwarming dish that’s like a little slice of Midwestern heaven on your dinner plate. Enjoy, my lovelies!

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