Ground Turkey Burritos With Refried Beans

Ground Turkey Burritos
Diana Rattray
Ratings (8)
  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: About 1 dozen (12 servings)

Serve these delicious turkey burritos with a little more cheese, chopped cilantro, and salsa, along with sour cream or guacamole. I used refried black beans in this recipe, but regular refried beans can be used.

The burritos freeze well, too. Make a double batch and wrap them in foil. Freeze them, put them in zip-close freezer bags, and reheat them in the oven or microwave.


  • 2 pounds turkey (ground, breast)
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 1  (15-ounce) can refried beans
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 (4-ounce) cans each chile peppers (chopped, mild, green)
  • Optional: 1 or 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno peppers
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano (dried, leaf)
  • 10 to 12 flour tortillas (8-inch)
  • 1 1/2 cups cheese (shredded, Mexican blend)

Steps to Make It

In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil. Brown the turkey with the onions until turkey is no longer pink. Add the garlic and stir in the beans, salsa, chile peppers and jalapenos, and chili powder, cumin, and oregano. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Cover and simmer, stirring frequently, for about 20 minutes.

Heat the tortillas according to the package directions. Arrange 2 to 3 tablespoons of cheese in the center of a warm tortilla. Top with about 1/2 cup of the cooked turkey mixture. Roll the tortilla up, tucking ends in so the meat is encased. Repeat with the remaining burritos.

Serve the burritos warm topped with salsa and more cheese or other toppings, as desired.

Wrap leftover burritos in foil and put them in a food storage bag. Refrigerate the wrapped burritos for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.  Reheating is easy either in the oven (left in foil) or in the microwave.