If you want to learn the best burrito recipes you've come to the right place.
Let's start with "What makes a great burrito?"
It all begins with the tortilla. The best tortilla begins with a homemade flour tortilla, bar none.
I still remember my grandma patting flour tortilla dough between her hands when I was three. After cooking one, she would lovingly add a pat of butter and hand me that warm, delicious tortilla. It is a memory I hold dear.
Now back to our burrito recipes. In case you didn't know, burritos are made with flour tortillas, not corn.
Corn tortillas are simply not large enough to hold all the luscious ingredients that go in them and flour just tastes better for burritos.
And not everyone has the time or the desire to make homemade flour tortillas. Heck with our busy schedules who can fit that in?
So let's say you are looking to buy tortillas. Some of the best I have found come fromCostco. So if you are lucky enough to have a Costco that carries them, check it out.
Why are these some of the best in my opinion? First of all these tortillas come partially made. They are formed and rolled out but they are not cooked yet.
All you have to do is cook one for 45 to 60 seconds on a hot frying pan and you end up with this delicious, warm, freshly cooked tortilla that tastes homemade.
The second thing I like about them is that they are made with natural ingredients that you can pronounce. Yep, just your basic flour, water, salt, sugar, and oil. Nothing artificial here.
Some stores sell "homemade tortillas" that are better than "Mission Tortillas" along with the other brands you find at your local grocery store.
Trader Joe's carries a decent "handmade tortilla" you might want to check out. If you like a thicker flour tortilla this ones for you.
So start with a great tortilla and you are on your way to a great burrito.
Next comes beans. Beans are a staple in burritos. They are the foundation. Again, homemade refried beans are the best.
But if you don't have time to make them, you can compromise here. Start with three or four cans of cooked pinto beans and you will shave off a couple of hours of cooking time.
Just follow my recipe for refried beans, and you will have burritos in no time.
The great thing about burritos is that you can put just about anything in them. I will give you some ideas below to get you started.
First of course is your basic bean burrito. This includes beans and some cheddar cheese. Roll it up and you are good to go. Kids usually go for these.
To expand on our basic burrito here is what I recommend. Get a hold of those delicious flour tortillas I told you about and cook some Spanish rice and refried beans.
Then decide if you want to put some Mexican beef in them or maybe you feel like some pork chalupa (this recipe has black beans in it so you can omit making the refried beans, thus saving a step.)
The pork chalupa recipe is slow cooked in a crock pot so you know that means fork tender pork here. Yummy.
Or maybe you feel like shrimp burritos. If that's the case, cook up some Margarita shrimp. The shrimp will only take a few minutes to cook so do this step last.
Here are some ideas for putting delicious goodies in your burritos. The list is endless but the following are the basics.
Breakfast Burrito Made with chorizo, eggs, chiles, cheese, hash browns and more. Great way to start your day.
Chicken Burrito A shredded chicken recipe made from scratch.
Carne Asada Burrito Marinated grilled beef stuffed in a tortilla with cilantro lime rice, salsa, sour cream and guacamole. Ole!
Made your apple pie recipe yesterday. Absolutely the best!! And no gap! Your spice mixture was just right.
I have the apple/corer/peeler and it made perfect slices in no time. Thank you so much for your wonderful step by step instructions and for the video. Much appreciated. Lucky me! :)
Hi! I just wanted to say that your tortilla recipe/video is pretty much the greatest thing ever! I'm a college student, so it's a really great/cheap thing to make. They're especially good with butter, honey, and brown sugar.
I just have to make sure my family doesn't find out I stopped using the family tortilla recipe! Ha! Thanks again!
Queens, New York
I just have to write to you and admit something! I'm preparing your spanish rice recipe at the moment AND....I want to thank you!
I had actually given up on making Spanish rice! No one, or no recipe, until YOURS, ever said to actually BROWN the rice so much.! I think thats the taste difference!
Thank YOU so much. I followed your recipe exactly,..and it is absolutely wonderful!
-Martha MacDonald from
Just to let you know that I found your website and love it. We have very limited Mexican produce in Australia and I am enjoying making your recipes.
I have made your enchilada sauce a few times now. We all love it and have managed to find pinto beans at our central markets. Good Job. Well done.
-Wendy Sachse from
Rockin' Robin, you truly rock! I live in china right now, far, far away from my beloved Mexican food. Finding ingredients is hard enough, learning how to make everything from scratch no longer is with your recipes.
Though I've only tried your tortilla recipe, I will certainly be coming back to your site to make retried beans and Spanish rice!
My tortillas were awesome, best yet, thanks for giving us a night of Mexican food all the way over here in China!
-Erin from Santa Barbara, California
THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I stumbled upon your website today as I searched the web for flour tortilla recipes. I made these just after viewing your video, and five of us devoured them.
SO DELICIOUS. And easy to make! I am most grateful to you for this simple, tasty recipe. Your video was a useful tutorial.
I've not attempted to make tortillas prior to making yours, though we often eat tortillas. We're vegetarians, so I was looking for a recipe which used canola oil instead of lard. You delivered. Merci.
WOW! What a great website. Love how you show what to do and how it is supposed to look. Definitely in my favorites folder.
-Terri M from Florida Keys
- Where good Mexican food is hard to find.
Just made your enchilada sauce recipe and that's what I've been looking for. I like the fact it has a little heat but not too much so my kids will eat it. Thank you for posting the recipe. i am turning leftover turkey into turkey enchiladas tonight but the star is really the sauce. Thanks again.
-Tony Starks, California