Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Healthy Beef Burrito Recipe

Yes.  I know.  Another Mexican-style recipe.  What the family wants?  The family gets.  As long as I can make it healthier!

And, it is Cinco de Mayo, anyway!

These beef  burritos are so easy to make, and they are delicious. Double the recipe and freeze extras.  I will definitely be doing that the next time with this family-friendly Mexican recipe!

Healthy (21 Day Fix Approved) Beef Burrito Recipe

21 Day Fix - Beef Burritos
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (can use lean ground turkey, too)                            
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning (1 Tbsp. chili powder, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1/4 tsp. onion powder, 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, 1/4 tsp. dried oregano, 1/2 tsp. paprika, 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin, 1 tsp. sea salt, 1 tsp. black pepper [optional])                                          
  • 1/2 cup water (as needed) 
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 8 low-carb tortillas, warmed

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in salsa and homemade taco seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes. Add water, as needed.  Transfer to a large bowl; set aside.

Warm tortillas.  Spray baking dish with cooking spray.

Spoon one-eighth of beef mixture down the center of each tortilla. Fold ends and sides over filling; roll up.  Continue with remaining tortillas and filling until you have filled all 8 tortillas and have snuggled them alongside of one another in the pan.

Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the rolled-up tortillas.  (I added a bit of fire-roasted tomatoes over the top, too.)  Cover with greased foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes, until the cheese is hot and bubbly. 

That’s it.  It’s a super easy dinner recipe to make.  Let your family members choose what they want on top… salsa, Greek yogurt (instead of sour cream) and avocado were our choices.  A little chopped tomato would be good, too.  I think your family will love it and ask for it again (at least mine has). 


(21 Day Fixers:  One burrito counts as 1 yellow, 1 red, 1 blue, and 1 purple for the salsa.)

If you would like to participate in one of my monthly 21 Day Fix or 21 Day Fix Extreme online accountability groups, get in touch with me here.

If you give this recipe a try (or any of my other 21 Day Fix approved recipes), please let me know.  I would love to hear how it went!



  1. Thank you! This is a family favourite now!

  2. Do you freeze before or after cooking if making extras?

    1. I guess that would depend if you want to microwave it or cook it in the oven.

  3. I was definitely impressed. They tasted great. I halved the recipe but still use a full cup of salsa. Definitely a keeper

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  6. This look so delicious that I might have to recreate from your recipe! The extra toppings included inside and my personal favourite to add is cheese and extra chillies. I myself made a spicy burrito recipe and have been perfecting it over lockdown to share with other spicy enthusiasts: http://nyamwithny.com/nyam-recipes-burritos/

    I’d love it if you can check it out and comment on what you’d think of my recipe!