Homemade Wet Burritos Recipe

Take your taste buds on a journey with Wet Burritos—a hearty and flavorful twist on traditional burritos, smothered in a rich enchilada sauce. Rooted in the vibrant flavors of Mexican cuisine, this dish is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Elevate your home-cooking game by following these simple steps to create a satisfying and delicious meal that will have everyone coming back for more.


For the Burritos:

  • 1 pound ground beef or cooked chicken shreds
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, cleaned and drained
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (Mexican blend or cheddar)
  • 4 large flour tortillas

For the Enchilada Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 30 grams chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 8 ounces canned tomato sauce
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Choice of Toppings:

  • Sour cream
  • Green onions, sliced
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salsa


  1. Prepare the Filling:
    • Brown ground beef or cook chicken in a pan over medium-low heat.
    • Add chopped garlic and onion, cooking until softened.
    • Incorporate cooked rice, black beans, and shredded cheese, stirring until the cheese melts.
  2. Assemble the Burritos:
    • Spoon the filling onto each tortilla, roll, and fold.
    • Place the filled burritos seam side down in a baking dish.
  3. Make the Enchilada Sauce:
    • In a pot, heat vegetable oil and add garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. Stir for a minute or two.
    • Whisk in tomato sauce and broth gradually. Simmer until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cover with Sauce and Bake:
    • Pour the enchilada sauce over the burritos in the baking dish.
    • Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly.
  5. Serve and Garnish:
    • Allow the burritos to cool slightly before serving.
    • Garnish with salsa, sour cream, sliced green onions, or chopped cilantro, according to your preference.

These Wet Burritos are a delectable and comforting addition to any family dinner or casual gathering. The combination of savory filling and zesty enchilada sauce creates a fiesta of flavors that will transport you to the heart of Mexican cuisine. Impress your loved ones with this homemade culinary delight that captures the essence of a festive feast. ¡Buen provecho!

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