Burritos are one of my favorite meals for several reasons.
For one, they are incredibly versatile, and you can pack them with so many different fillings depending on what you are feeling Secondly, they are generally very quick and easy to make, not to mention they don’t create a lot of washing up afterwards like other, more complex meals.
If you too are a fan of the humble burrito, then you have come to the right place.
Today, we will be looking at 33 of the best burrito recipes that you can try out next time you are in the mood for Mexican cuisine (see also ‘Simple Mexican Recipes: The Top 27‘).
If you enjoy Chipotle’s burritos, then you will be very happy to hear that you can make them at home with just a few simple ingredients.
The steak in these burritos is seasoned with a whole plethora of delicious spices including cumin, red pepper flakes, garlic powder and oregano.
Meanwhile, the rice is cooked with lemon juice and cilantro, offering a delicious piquant note that balances out the richness of the meat.
When served with a dollop of sour cream and wrapped in a soft tortilla, you will hardly be able to tell that these burritos weren’t bought from Chipotle.
Another great thing about burritos is that you can have them for any of the main meals of the day, and that includes breakfast.
These delicious fettuccine and spinach burritos only take 15 minutes to make and are the perfect way to start your morning
The recipe recommended adding sun dried tomatoes in with the other fillings, and you can easily incorporate other ingredients if you want to.
Sun Dried tomatoes add a lovely sweet element to the burrito that contrasts well with the cheese.
A chimichanga is a type of deep-fried burrito, but these can be baked in the oven to make them much healthier.
Although they aren’t deep-fried, these chimichangas are very crispy and packed with a succulent chicken filling.
The chicken is seasoned with oregano, and cumin to help bring out its natural flavor.
It is then mixed with sliced green onions, cheddar cheese and salsa to give you everything you need for your day in a toasted tortilla.
Beef is a classic filling for a burrito and this recipe shows you how to make a quick, simple and delicious beef burrito.
The fillings are seasoned with cumin, cloves and cayenne pepper to add a satisfying spicy kick to your meal.
As well as shredded beef, this burrito is also filled with rice, chopped onions, cabbage, black and beans and much, much more.
If you are looking for an authentic Mexican burrito, then this is the recipe for you.
This recipe teaches you how to make an incredible combination between egg rolls and burritos.
They are made with egg roll wrappers instead of tortillas for an extra crispy outer layer.
On the inside, you will find all of the usual delicious ingredients you would expect to find in a burrito.
This includes black beans, ground beef, corn kernels and cheddar cheese for a succulent arrangement of fillings.
Lentils make a great substitute for meat in burritos, since they are high in protein and can be easily flavored in any way that you want.
For this recipe, the lentils are left plain, but are accompanied by a large selection of delicious fillings.
There are instructions in the recipe for making a delicious corn salsa, as well as a chipotle sauce made from sour cream and mayonnaise.
These sauces combine beautifully to create an awesome burrito that can be prepared in just 45 minutes.
These burritos have a lot of strange ingredients, including a can of Coca Cola, but they work very well.
The pork shoulders in this recipe rubbed with paprika, red pepper flakes, and cumin, before being cooked in a marinade of cola, and chicken broth.
With a healthy dollop of homemade tomatillo sauce (see also ‘Tomatillo – 24 Top Recipes For This Tomato Dish‘) layered over the meat, this burrito offers an excellent combination of sweet and sour flavors.
Since the pork shoulders need to be slow cooked, you shouldn’t try these burritos if you are looking for a recipe that is quick and easy to make.
If you are on a keto diet and can’t eat tortillas then don’t worry, you don’t have to miss out on having a tasty burrito now and again.
This keto-friendly burrito replaces the traditional wrap with a cabbage leaf, for a healthy yet delicious variation on the classic Mexican dish.
Inside the cabbage leaf you will find a sumptuous filling made from ground beef, black beans, chopped cherry tomatoes and shredded cheddar cheese.
This is another cabbage burrito recipe, but this time one where most of the toppings are on the outside of the burrito.
For this dish, the cheese and tomatoes are layered over the top of the cabbage rolls to create a combination between a burrito and a casserole.
Inside each of the cabbage leaves there is a filling made up of long grain white rice and ground beef.
If you are looking for a meal that will feed a large family or several guests, then this one is a great choice.
As we can all agree, there are few things better for breakfast than well done strips of sizzling bacon.
That said, these breakfast burritos offer a whole new way to enjoy bacon for breakfast along with cheese, and eggs.
These burritos are drizzled in a delicious chipotle aioli that goes beautifully with the cheesy filling.
If you like you can add lots of other ingredients to make your burrito even better, such as chopped onions, bell peppers, or spinach.
11. Italian Burritos
We all know that burritos are traditionally a Mexican dish, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying out new and exciting fillings for them.
This recipe teaches you how to make Italian style burritos with a filling made from ground beef, marinara sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
They are very filling and the combination of tomato and cheese goes very well together in a tortilla.
We recommend serving these burritos with a side of steam courgette for an awesome Italian themed meal like no you have ever tried before.
These burritos are baked in the oven to keep the insides warm and the tortillas nice and toasted.
They have a filling made of ground chicken (see also ‘33 Delicious Ground Chicken Recipe Ideas‘), brown rice, black beans and chopped vegetables for a balanced and delicious meal.
You can wrap these burritos as you normally would, or leave them open at the ends to make baked tacos if you prefer.
At the end, the tortillas and their fillings are covered in a rich cheese sauce that goes beautifully with the seasoned chicken and beans.
13. Spinach Burritos
Spinach is rich in iron and can actually help a lot with treating conditions such as osteoporosis.
It also tastes great and makes an awesome filling for these healthy and tasty burritos.
The spinach is accompanied by chopped onions, minced garlic and picante sauce, which pairs very well with the strong taste of the spinach.
These burritos are finished off with melted cheese and go very well with a side of lemon and cilantro rice.
These burritos are made with Egglife tortillas, which are actually completely free from carbohydrates.
This makes them very suitable for those on a keto diet, although if you can’t find these tortillas you can replace them with cabbage leaves.
The fillings are made with 0 carb chicken sausages and well as thick cut strips of bacon for a meaty extravaganza.
There are lots of optional fillings and garnishes you can include in these burritos such as fresh avocado, cheese and sour cream.
A good burrito doesn’t have to be complex, and indeed many of the best ones are very simple and easy to put together.
This recipe is made from refried beans and cheddar cheese, with chopped onions and garlic making up the rest of the fillings.
You can prepare and cook these burritos in less than half an hour and they are great when served with fresh salad.
You can also easily make this recipe vegan by substituting the cheddar for vegan cheese.
If you like quesadillas then you will love these sumptuous quesaritos even more.
They are an excellent combination between quesadillas and burritos, made up of two tortillas with a thick layer of melted cheese in between them.
On the inside, you will find a filling of ground beef and Mexican rice flavored with a rich Taco Bell chipotle sauce.
Once you have tried these burritos, you will never need to go to Taco Bell again when you are in the mood for Mexican food.
These burritos are incredibly simple to make and the perfect thing for when you can’t be bothered to spend ages cooking.
They only require four different ingredients, including lean beef, green chili sauce and shredded cheddar cheese.
If you want to make things extra spicy, we recommend adding freshly chopped green peppers when you are cooking the meat.
We’ve seen plenty of meat burritos on this list so far, but not many that incorporate seafood.
These spicy tortillas are packed with medium-sized shrimp (see also ‘17 Amazing Side Dishes For Shrimp‘) that have been cooked to perfection in a red chili and adobo sauce.
The shrimp is combined with honey, white rice and garlic for an amazing combination of sweet and spicy flavors.
To top it all off, the recipe also includes instructions for making a smooth avocado crema that makes an awesome garnish for your seafood burrito.
If you want something a little more traditional, then this is the recipe for you.
These chicken and Black bean burritos offer an authentic Mexican dish that you can whip up in under an hour.
This recipe also includes green onions and bell peppers both of which help to bring out the flavor of the seasoned chicken.
You can easily substitute in other vegetables as well if you want to up the nutritional value even further.
Earlier we saw a burrito that used cabbage leaves in the place of the tortilla.
This recipe is even more unique, replacing the tortilla with strips of interwoven bacon wrapped around a delicious chicken filling.
Instead of rice, the chicken is combined with crushed avocado, shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes.
This creates a balanced meal that is packed with protein as well as important vitamins and minerals.
These breakfast burritos are packed with all the things you need to start your day.
With chopped mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and egg, they are both nutritious and devilishly delicious.
All of the vegetables are tied together with melted cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream.
When combined, all of these ingredients ensure a healthy and filling way to start your morning.
Sometimes a loaded burrito isn’t the best choice for a hot day, but these vegan collard green burritos make a great alternative.
They use Raw walnut, taco ‘meat’, which provides a great texture as well as some protein for a balanced meal.
To accompany the fake meat, you can include any veggies you want, although the recipe recommends broccoli, ripe avocado, pickled onion and red salsa.
All of these ingredients are wrapped up in a large collared green leaf for a unique and tasty burrito.
Smothered burritos get their name from the way that the wrapped tortillas are covered in a layer of cheese and tomato sauce.
This creates a dish that is half burrito, half casserole, for a filling meal that is packed with flavor.
Under the sauce, these burritos are filled with refried beans, chopped onions and lean beef.
These simple fillings pair very well with the delicious enchilada sauce that is paired with shredded Mexican cheese.
Chorizo is a type of chicken sausage that is high in protein and very tasty when prepared well.
This burrito bowl is made up of sliced chorizo, combined with brown rice, onions, chopped tomatoes and black beans.
Fresh baby spinach is also added to up the nutritional value, as well as sweet corn kernels and shredded cheese.
You can enjoy this dish as it is, or wrap it up in a tortilla for a more traditional burrito experience.
This is another clever variation on breakfast burritos that don’t require any tortillas.
Instead, the outer wrap is made from a mixture very similar to an omelet, making it more healthy and low on carbs.
Inside each of the homemade omelet wraps you will find a sumptuous collection of fillings including black beans, bacon, avocado and cheddar cheese.
Simple, sweet and savory, these burritos are the perfect meal for when you just need to eat and not spend ages cooking.
You can make them with just five ingredients and some common seasonings you probably already have in your pantry.
The chicken is seasoned with oregano, paprika as well as onion and garlic powder to make it an excellent counterpart to the lightly cooked broccoli florets.
Slow cooking your food is a great way to bring out its natural flavor and preserve a lot of the vitamins and minerals.
The beef for this recipe is rubbed with garlic, salt, cumin and cayenne pepper before being cooked for up to 8 hours in a pot with chopped tomatoes and chilies.
This makes the filling extra spicy, which is just what you want from an authentic Mexican burrito.
These burritos go amazingly with sliced avocado, sour cream and a whole other range of tasty toppings.
These pizza burritos are so delicious, you will have a hard time believing that they are completely vegan.
The fillings are composed of vegan sausage, mushrooms, Alfredo sauce and pizza sauce.
You can use store bought sauces if you want to, but the recipe also includes links for instructions on how to make your own.
As you can guess from the name, these burritos are meant to have the taste and texture of a good ol fashioned American cheeseburger.
The inside is made up of ground beef that is cooked with yellow mustard, ketchup and garlic.
This is topped off with cheese and then wrapped up in a tortilla for the most American burritos ever made.
Another American variation on the classic Mexican dish, these California burritos are unlike anything you have ever tasted before.
They are made with a special kind of beef called Carne Asada that is extra thin and easy to fry.
Alongside the beef, this burrito also include french fries, onions, Mexican cheese and guacamole for an explosion of interesting flavors.
If you are looking for something less adventurous, then why not try out these simple corn, rice and bean burritos.
They are made of chopped vegetables mixed with black beans and shredded cheddar cheese.
If you supplement the yogurt and cheddar for dairy free alternatives, this is another recipe that can be easily made vegan.
32. Pork Burritos
While chicken and beef are the most traditional fillings for a burrito, pork can also work equally well.
This recipe teaches you two methods for making succulent pork burritos with red chilies, shredded lettuce and green onions.
You can either cook the pork quickly over a stove top if you prefer, or you can use a slow cooker for more tender meat!
Our final item on this list uses barbacoa beef for a unique texture and taste.
The beef is mixed with freshly made guacamole and pico de gallo for a wonderful mixture of flavors.
These burritos only take 25 minutes to prepare and cook if you are using leftover beef (see also ‘21 Leftover Roast Beef Recipes You Need To Know‘), making them a great choice for days when you can’t be bothered to cook.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Do Burritos Come From?
Burritos are a traditional Mexican dish that can be traced back as far as 10,000 BC.
Wrapping meat, rice and other ingredients in tortillas made from corn flour has always been a common dish among Mesoamerican cultures.
What Is Chorizo?
Chorizo is a special kind of cured pork sausage that originated from the Iberian Peninsula.
It was brought to Mexico by Spanish Conquistadors when they first discovered the new world.
What Is Carne Asada?
Carne Asada is a special cut of beef that is extra thin. This makes it very suitable for pan frying and much easier to season.
Burritos are great because they are convenient, and don’t require much time or effort to make.
You can also fill them with whatever you want, and provided you don’t overfill your tortilla, you are guaranteed to have a good meal.
Next time you are craving Mexican cuisine, why not try out one of these awesome homemade burrito recipes.