Cheeseburger Burrito Wraps

Cheeseburger Burrito Wraps

These cheeseburger burrito wraps will satisfy your craving for a burger and Mexican food, all in one pocket of deliciousness. This weeknight meal is easy and quick to prepare and is sure to be a staple in your recipe repertoire.

There’s a long story behind the creation of these cheeseburger burritos wraps, but I’ll try to keep it short and sweet. Since moving to Canada from Italy over ten years ago, it’s become an ongoing joke in the family that my husband has yet to taste all of the different types of North American fast food. Truthfully, he’s neither tempted nor curious about Kentucky Fried Chicken and the rest of the lot-surely due to the fact that he grew up in a country that savours and appreciates REAL, quality food.

My brother has come up with a game plan. A sort of around the North American fast food chains dinner game, where once a month when he comes by for dinner he brings a fast food dinner of choice (which by the way, neither I nor the kids take part in). Taco Bell was on tonight’s menu. In light of my brothers’ dinner plans, I decided to prepare healthy burritos for the kids (I made a vegan version for myself with mashed lentils).

While the kids sat at the dinner table patiently waiting for their burritos to be served they were (of course) tempted by the smorgasbord of Taco Bell randoms on the table, so they tasted them. Their first official run for the border. And they didn’t like it.

Cheeseburger Burrito Wraps

These cheeseburger burrito wraps however, were devoured. The moral of my story? Don’t run for the border for dinner, and just stick to the REAL stuff!

For toppings I added a cubed avocado, some thinly sliced tomatoes and a cup of shredded mozzarella cheese. You can personalize these by adding your favourite ingredients, like salsa, sauteed mushrooms, shredded lettuce, scallions, caramelized onions, guacamole, and goat cheese or feta cheese!

If you try this recipe (and love it!) be sure to snap a pic and tag me on Instagram with #bitesforfoodies so I can see your creation!

Cheeseburger Burrito Wraps

2016-11-06
: Serves 4
: 10 min
: 15 min

These cheeseburger burrito wraps will satisfy your craving for a burger and Mexican food, all in one pocket of deliciousness. This weeknight meal is easy and quick to prepare and is sure to be a staple in your recipe repertoire. There’s a long story behind the creation of these cheeseburger burritos wraps, but I’ll try …

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Ingredients
    450g lean ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4-6 large flour tortillas
  • 2 large tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 ripe Hass avocado, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mozzarella or cheddar cheese
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 egg white, whisked
Directions

In a medium frying pan, heat the olive oil on medium heat for 1-2 minutes then add the ground beef. Cook for 8-10 minutes, breaking apart the meat with a wooden spoon or spatula. Season with cumin, salt, and pepper. Transfer the beef to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil. Give the pan a quick rinse or remove any excess oil with a few paper towels and set aside.

While the ground beef is cooking, prepare the remaining ingredients. Lay the tortilla flat on a large cutting board or clean surface and add roughly 1/4 of the beef onto the center of the tortilla, spreading it horizontally to each side, and leaving about an inch border. Layer the mozzarella, tomato, and avocado over the meat.

To form the burritos, fold one side of the tortilla. Brush with the egg wash, using a small bbq brush then fold the other side over and press down firmly so it sticks. Repeat with the other two opposite sides. You should have a tightly packed burrito with no contents spilling out of the burrito. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Return the frying pan to the stovetop and heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat for 2 minutes.

Add the burritos (two at a time) to the frying pan and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until lightly browned and crispy. Serve immediately with salsa, Greek yogurt, sour cream, or any additional toppings, if desired.

50 thoughts on “Cheeseburger Burrito Wraps”

  • I can’t find this recipe, I see your post but not the directions and ingredients. This is happening with some other posts as well, though some are fine, any suggestions?

    • Sorry! I was tweaking the post and was having some issues! Thanks for the heads up! The recipe is now posted. I’m checking on the other recipes but please let me know if you’d like to try one and I’ll tweak it ASAP! 😉

  • Chrissy Mazzocchi 4 years ago

    Oh man these look so good! I’m going to pin this recipe to make this weekend.

  • I love how amazing this meal looks! I might give it a try!

  • Beth 4 years ago

    Oh man, these looks delicious!! It’s almost lunch time here and think sounds so amazing!

  • yum this is such a good idea for an afternoon snack 🙂

  • Jennifer Juro 4 years ago

    I love that your son choose homemade!! I really regret not doing more of that for my kids when they were younger, they now prefer the fast food choices.

    • I joke that my kids eat way too healthy and the day they start hanging around at their friends’ houses and start seeing chips, fast food, etc, they’re going to have an epiphany, lol!

  • Home made foods are a lot healthier plus you get to take control over all the ingredients. The burrito wraps looks so tasty.

  • CourtneyLynne Storms 4 years ago

    Omg these look absolutely delicious!!! Will have to pin so I can try later 😉

  • Geanine Cilenti 4 years ago

    These sound and look so yummy! Sadly I gave up meat for lent. They will just have to have until after Easter.

  • These look so super delicious! We love burgers and wraps,so this is a great combination! I love the avocado in there too!

  • Jeanine 5 years ago

    Yum this looks incredible! I’ve never made burritos at home. But I think I may need to, this looks so good! My kids would love them!

  • Oh looks good! I like the avocado in it! It kinda looks like the burritos I make when we have taco night.

  • mena & taty 5 years ago

    This is so clever! Great way to give little hands burger without the mess! will try it out

  • I have never tried making a burrito wrap at home. This looks like a great themed recipe to try with my friends! Thanks for sharing, hope mine turn out!

  • Carra D 5 years ago

    oh lala. I prefer making my own meals too. The only “fast food” places I like are Chipotle or Panera Bread. This looks really good!

  • Tanya T. Lara 5 years ago

    You’ve wrapped up that burrito so neatly it almost looks like a crepe! I will definitely try this one. I love burgers and my main issue is you can’t always get good buns. If I had my way I’d make brioche burgers but I can’t find good brioche here either. That burrito burger is a great idea — and with avocado too! I’ve done some in the past with slices of red apples. 🙂

    • I have to say that these burritos turned out better (aesthetically) than most others I’ve made, lol! Brioche burgers sound amazing!!

      • Tanya T. Lara 5 years ago

        Doesn’t it? But brioche here comes only as dinner rolls, so I guess they’d have to be sliders. Best cheese I’ve used for burger or ANY sandwich is Swiss Emmental cheese. Next weekend will try your burrito burger.

  • brook devis 5 years ago

    oh these looks so yammi. I always prefer to make this kind of yammi foods and snacks at home rather than macdonalds and fast food. I love this recipie am gonna try it sonn.thanx for sharing

  • Saving Common Cents 5 years ago

    These look amazing…and so much better for you than Taco Bell! I’ve enjoyed their menu a few times and while it’s tasty going down, it can have dire effects on your digestive system! I love your fresh homemade burritos, especially the avocado!

    • That’s why I stopped eating it…ages ago! I really do prefer the flavour of homemade burritos AND I don’t have to worry about them wreaking havoc on my digestive system!

  • Krysta 5 years ago

    As a vegetarian, I am definitely not a big fast food eater! Now that I live in Costa Rica and it is a bit harder to get fast food, I will order a meatless taco or something from Taco Bell if I come across one, but more for the notion of it then anything! I also try very hard to keep it homemade and healthy for my daughter so kudos to you!

    • Kudos to you too! It’s obviously more time consuming to prepare meals yourself but so much healthier for you and your family…it’s definitely worth it!

  • Robin Rue 5 years ago

    Our family would love these. We love burgers and love Mexican food & this is the best of both worlds!

  • Tracy 5 years ago

    Does the egg wash help the burrito stick together? Thanks for the recipe!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 5 years ago

      Yes, that’s exactly what it’s for! It literally becomes like glue and keeps everything in! Have you already made the recipe?

      • Tracy 5 years ago

        I haven’t tried it yet. I’m thinking that I will sometime later this month. Thanks!

  • moncia 5 years ago

    This look tasty! I’m going to make these with ground Turkey meat. PS – the hubs would LOVE to eat taco bell all the time if he could (ewee).

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 5 years ago

      What IS it with hubby’s and Taco Bell?!! lol! I seriously couldn’t even enjoy it if I wanted to at this point! Ground turkey is a great substitute-good idea!

  • MonkeyMum 5 years ago

    Never had Taco Bell but love this recipe! And, more importantly, so did hubby! 🙂 Keeping it. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 5 years ago

      Awesome! Glad it’s a keeper!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 5 years ago

      Wait…you’ve never had Taco Bell either?! Good for you, lol! I’m happy to hear the recipe was a hit! Thanks for the feedback 😉

  • We don’t have Taco Bell here in Trinidad, however…I LOVE Taco Bell. I had it a few times when I visited the States. (Insert disappointed face that there is none in Trinidad). This looks like a great alternative and I should definitely try it. We’ve made something similar, but I definitely want to give your recipe a try.

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies 5 years ago

      I used to love Taco Bell!! I’ve been eating so healthy for so long that I couldn’t even enjoy it now if I tried, lol!

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