Ground Turkey Burritos With Refried Beans

Ground turkey burrito

The Spruce Eats/Diana Mocanu

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
345 Calories
12g Fat
28g Carbs
33g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 345
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 473mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 50mg 252%
Calcium 138mg 11%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 584mg 12%
*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.)

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.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 pounds ground turkey breast

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (15-ounce) can refried beans

  • 1/2 cup salsa

  • 2 (4-ounce) cans each mild and green chile peppers, chopped

  • 1 or 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeño peppers, optional

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 10 to 12 (8-inch) flour tortillas

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese

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 onion until turkey is no longer pink.

    Turkey
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  3. Add the garlic and stir in the beans, salsa, chile peppers, jalapeños, 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.

    Roll
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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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Tip

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