Enchiritos are the Taco Bell style version of a wet burrito,  filled with beef and beans, then smothered with red sauce and  melted  cheese.


By Sue  Lau | Palatable Pastime

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Enchiritos is my recipe of the day. These are a knockoff copycat version  of  the Taco Bell  enchiritos which was  recently  discontinued.  Much to  the dismay of  enchirito lovers everywhere.

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The enchirito is quite similar to the  Tex-Max wet burrito which I have a recipe for  if  you scroll  down the  page.

These are not enchiladas per se,  because they do  not include a corn  tortilla,  which defines that item. If a flour tortilla is used and  smothered, then it is a wet burrito, or Enchirito (as Taco  Bell marketed it).

You can hope to  catch one of these at Taco Bell when they bring them back for a couple of weeks this next month. Or you can bypass the teasing and make them at home yourself.

You know what I’ll be doing. (See ya’ in the kitchen!)



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Sue Lau
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Servings 6


Enchirito Filling: (makes 4.5 cups)

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounce packet taco skillet sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 15 ounce can refried beans

Enchirito Sauce:

  • 8 ounces Taco Bell mild sauce
  • 10 ounce can La Preferida red chile enchilada sauce


  • 6 extra large burrito size flour tortillas
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/4 cups sliced ripe black olives


  • Brown beef with minced onion, salt and black pepper; drain fat.
  • Stir in the taco skillet sauce, broth and refried beans.
  • Simmer until thick, about 20 minutes.
  • To build, warm the flour torts to soften.
  • Fill each tortilla with 3/4 cup filling and roll up with the seam facing down.
  • Cover enchirito with 1/2 cup of the sauce, 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, and 2 tablespoons slice ripe black olives.
  • Microwave to warm and melt the cheese or you can do this in a baking dish in a low oven if you prefer.


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This post has been updated from 10.22. 20 to reflect minor tweaks to copy.

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