Beefy Cheeto Burritos

Savory beef and bean burritos stuffed with crunchy Cheetos make the perfect Tex-Mex treat for National Cheese Doodle Day.

Beefy Cheeto Burrito

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

My recipe of the day is for National Cheese Doodle Day and is a beefy cheeto burrito stuffed full of beef, beans and of course, cheese doodles.

Had you even known there was a special day for crunchy cheese snacks? I hadn’t.

I heard these were named after the Wise cheese doodles. In our area it can be difficult to find those.  Cheetos by Frito Lay is the biggest brand. But there are others.

I pondered for a bit of what to make using cheese doodles, other than eating them out  of the bag on long road trips. I thought back to when I used to pack brown bag lunches to school as a kid and enjoyed putting chips and things into my sandwich for extra crunch.

So inside a burrito? Why not?

And at first I was going to cover them in a heap of lettuce and tomato the way  I eat some burritos, but suddenly got a craving for a cheesy wet burrito so made these that style instead- but instead of the usual hybrid brown/enchilada sauce on those,  I just went with chili- mostly because chili is great with the  flavors of cheese curls.

My other blogging friends have added their inspiration for cooking with these as well!  You can browse those below.

How would you use cheetos in a recipe if you had to come up with a new idea? Let me know in the comments below!

It’s National Cheese Doodle Day!

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Beefy Cheeto Burritos

Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 6


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 15 ounce can chili beans with seasoning, undrained
  • 1 15 ounce can chili without beans
  • 1/2 cup taco sauce
  • 6 10-inch flour tortillas (burrito size)
  • 1-1/2 cups crunchy Cheetos or crunchy cheese doodles
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Brown beef with onion, taco seasoning, and black pepper.
  • Drain beef, mix in beans with liquid, and stir over low heat.
  • In another small pan, heat the chili with the taco sauce and stir.
  • On each flour tortilla, place half a cup of the meat filling, 1/4 cup cheetos, plus one tablespoon of cheese and roll up.
  • Place burritos in a baking pan and brush with butter.
  • Bake burritos for 30 minutes, then cover with the chili mixture and the rest of the cheese.
  • Place burritos under the broiler briefly to melt the cheese and brown lightly.
  • Serve with extra cheetos if desired.


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