Easy Burrito Casserole Recipe

Easy Burrito Casserole Recipe

The Spruce / Abbey Littlejohn

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
674 Calories
37g Fat
39g Carbs
45g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 674
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 1479mg 64%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 45g
Vitamin C 20mg 98%
Calcium 270mg 21%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 1052mg 22%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This burrito casserole is made with all the great flavors of a beef and cheese burrito. The ground beef combination includes burrito seasoning, refried beans, cheddar cheese, and tortillas. Use part chorizo sausage in this dish, or make it with all ground beef. Serve this easy, flavorful casserole with rice, salsa, and a dollop of sour cream or guacamole. It's a dish your family will ask for again and again!


  • 6 medium flour tortillas

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1/2 pound chorizo sausage (casings removed)

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped jalapeños, optional

  • 1 (1-ounce) packet burrito seasoning

  • 1 (15-ounce) can refried beans

  • 2 large tomatoes, diced

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, optional

  • 6 ounces shredded mild Cheddar cheese or blend of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Easy Burrito Casserole Recipe ingredients

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  2. Lightly grease a 2 1/2 to 3-quart baking dish. Preheat oven to 350 F.

    greased baking dish

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  3. Slice tortillas into strips about 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide. Arrange half of the strips in bottom of baking dish. Set remaining strips aside.

    tortilla strips in a baking dish

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  4. In a large skillet, brown ground beef, chorizo, and onion, stirring, until beef and sausage are no longer pink.

    brown ground beef, chorizo, and onion in a skillet

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  5. Add jalapeño peppers and burrito seasoning and stir to blend. Stir in refried beans and continue cooking, stirring, until hot and bubbly.

    beans, jalapeño peppers and burrito seasoning with the beef mixture in the skillet

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  6. Spoon filling mixture evenly over tortilla layer. Sprinkle with diced tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro.

    beef mixture and raw vegetables in the baking dish

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  7. Top with remaining tortilla strips, then sprinkle with cheese.

    burrito casserole topped with tortillas and cheese

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  8. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until cheese has melted and casserole is bubbly.

    Easy Burrito Casserole in a baking dish

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Recipe Variation

  • Substitute taco seasoning for burrito seasoning or use the homemade quick burrito seasoning mix mix below.
  • Combine 1 tablespoon of chili powder with 1 1/2 teaspoons of cumin, 2 teaspoons of paprika, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, and 1 teaspoon of minced dried onion.

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