Ground Turkey Burritos With Refried Beans

Ground turkey burrito

The Spruce Eats/Diana Mocanu

  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Servings: 12 servings

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


  • 2 pounds ground turkey 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 mild and green chile peppers (chopped)
  • Optional: 1 or 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno peppers
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 10 to 12 flour tortillas (8-inch)
  • 1 1/2 cups Mexican blend cheese (shredded)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for turkey burrito
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  2. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil. Brown the turkey with the onions until turkey is no longer pink.

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  3. Add the garlic and stir in the beans, salsa, chile peppers, jalapenos, chili powder, cumin, and oregano.

    Add garlic
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  4. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Cover and simmer, stirring frequently, for about 20 minutes.

    Cover and simmer
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  5. Heat the tortillas according to the package directions. Arrange 2 to 3 tablespoons of cheese in the center of a warm tortilla.

    Cheese in tortilla
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  6. 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.

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

    Turkey in burrito
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  • 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.