Experience the ultimate wet burrito delight. This hearty creation is filled with delicious ingredients and drenched in flavorful sauce.
One bite and you'll be hooked on this Mexican food favorite. It features a warm, fluffy tortilla stuffed with tender cooked meat, beans, rice, and melted cheese. It's then served with a smothering of enchilada sauce poured over the top.
Reasons to Love
- Rich and indulgent taste. The combination of melted cheese and enchilada sauce gives this dish a mouthwatering explosion of flavors.
- Customizable toppings. From fresh salsa and guacamole to crunchy lettuce and diced tomatoes, you can pile on as many toppings as you like.
- Moist and flavorful. Unlike traditional burritos that can sometimes be dry, wet burritos are drenched in flavorful sauces that keep every bite moist and bursting with taste.
- Filling meal option. The generous filling and ample sauce provide a hearty eating experience to keep your stomach happy.
The key to any delicious burrito lies in it's filling ingredients. This recipe adds a mix of proteins and corn.
Here are the items you'll need:
- large burrito size tortilla
- shredded chicken
- black beans
- Fiesta corn
- white rice
- enchilada sauce, either green or red sauce for enchiladas
- shredded cheddar cheese
Scroll down to the recipe card for quantities used.
Ready to make this recipe? To start, preheat oven and gather all the ingredients needed. Then, follow the following simple step-by-step instructions.
Lay the tortilla on a flat surface and spread the chicken down the center. Top the chicken with the rice.
Add beans and corn over the rice.
Sprinkle ½ of the cheddar cheese over the other filling ingredients.
Fold in the ends of the tortilla, and then tightly roll it closed around the filling. Place the burrito seam side down onto a parchment or foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove the burrito, and spoon the red or green enchilada sauce over it.
Sprinkle with the remaining cheese, and bake for 5 more minutes until the cheese is melted.
Spoon additional sauce and sour cream over the burrito before serving if desired.
Hint: Make sure you evenly distribute the sauce and cheese over the burrito. This ensures that every bite is flavorful and moist.
While this classic smothered burrito typically includes meat, beans, cheese, and sauce, there's no reason why you can't get creative and customize it to your liking. Here are some ideas you can try:
- Meat - choose from various types of meat such as ground beef, pork, or even shrimp. Our slow cooked chicken taco meat makes the perfect filling too.
- Vegetables - try adding vegetables like sautéed bell peppers or onions.
- Spicy - add jalapeños or drizzle some hot sauce to give your dish an extra kick.
- Vegetarian - substitute the meat with refried beans or tofu for a hearty and flavorful vegetarian version that doesn't compromise taste.
- Sauce - use mild green enchilada sauce, spicy red enchilada sauce, or a homemade sauce.
You can even use leftover chili for two as the filling for this easy to make burrito.
Top tip: Use a large, soft flour tortilla. Warm it up briefly in a dry skillet or microwave to make it more pliable for rolling.
- For extra flavor, season the rice and beans with spices like cumin, chili powder, or cilantro.
- Use well-seasoned meat that has been marinated, grilled, braised, or slow-cooked.
- Lay out the tortilla and add your filling down the center, leaving some space at the ends to fold.
- Roll your burrito tightly, folding in the sides as you go to prevent any fillings from falling out.
Consider classic toppings like sour cream, guacamole, and salsa to add freshness and tanginess to your wet burrito. These toppings provide a burst of flavor that complements the savory meat and enchilada sauce. For added color, garnish the dish with fresh cilantro or sliced jalapeños.
Once cooled, wrap the burrito tightly in aluminum foil or place it in an airtight container. It can be safely stored in the refrigerator for three days.
For more extended storage, you can freeze wet burritos for up to three months. It's best to thaw it from frozen before reheating.
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- 1 large burrito sized tortilla
- 1 cup shredded chicken
- 2 tablespoons black beans rinsed and drained
- 2 tablespoons Fiesta corn
- ¼ cup cooked white rice
- ¼ cup enchilada sauce
- ⅓ cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
- sour cream
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Lay the tortilla on a flat surface, and spread the chicken down the center.
- Top the chicken with the rice, beans, corn, and ½ of the cheddar cheese.
- Fold in the ends of the tortilla, and then tightly roll it closed around the filling.
- Place the burrito seam side down onto a parchment or foil lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove the burrito, and spoon the enchilada sauce over it.
- Sprinkle with the remaining cheese, and bake for 5 more minutes.
- Spoon additional sauce and sour cream over the burrito before serving if desired.