5 Layer burrito

Oh my goodness so I have always loved the 7-layer burrito from Taco bell but by the time I finish customizing my burrito it is…


Oh my goodness so I have always loved the 7-layer burrito from Taco bell but by the time I finish customizing my burrito it is a 5 layer burrito. Well I found a fantastic blog full of yummy recipes, I kept reading and marking down recipes I wanted to try. Go here to see her awesome content– Carlsbad cravings!

She had a recipe for the Best Beef and Bean burritos– this caught my attention and I tweaked it ever so slightly and made it my own 5 layer burrito!

Here is my version


  • 6 flour burritos
  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 1 16 oz can of refried beans
  • 1/2cup shredded cheese
  • taco seasoning
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small onion diced finely
  • 1/2 can green chilies
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup picante salsa
  • 1/4 cup red enchilada sauce
  • cheese sauce(see recipe below)


  • over medium heat saute garlic, onion, green chilies and seasoning(oregano, salt and pepper) cook until tender
  • remove from skillet and in the same skillet cook ground chuck
  • after the ground chuck is completely cooked through add taco seasoning
  • add to the skillet the onion mixture and stir in
  • add the can of refried beans and cook through
  • add the salsa, cream and enchilada sauce
  • cook through
  • heat flour tortillas so they are flexible
  • place a spoonful(1/4 cup) of Mexican rice, use your favorite recipe– I used my moms secret family recipe(no it is a secret because there is not a recipe it is just thrown together– one day I will get around to watching her make it and write a recipe down) 🙂
  • place a spoonful(1/4 cup) of the beef and bean mixture
  • sprinkle shredded cheese
  • fold up burrito style and place on a shallow baking pan(seam side pan side down)
  • bake in a 375 oven until golden brown(approx. 5-10 minutes)
  • remove and plate
    • on plate place a 1/4 cup of rice on plate
    • place burrito on top of rice
    • cover with cheese sauce(recipe below)
    • sprinkle green onions, place a dollop of sour cream, salsa, guacamole on top
    • enjoy
  • this recipe makes 6-8 burritos but if you are just cooking for 2 these burritos are amazing warmed up as leftovers for lunch or dinner the following days


Cheese sauce recipe


  • 1 mini block Velveeta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons of red enchilada sauce


  • slice cheese and butter place in microwavable safe bowl
  • add milk and enchilada sauce
  • microwave 45 seconds
  • remove and stir
  • microwave in increments of 45 seconds until your cheese is completely melted and cheesy
  • This will be very thin and you want it that way because as it sits and rests it will become a bit thicker



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