Mini Burritos

These Mini Burritos are filled with seasoned meat, beans, and cheese. Serve them as an appetizer and let your guests top their own.

These Mini Burritos are filled with seasoned meat, beans, and cheese. Serve them as an appetizer and let your guests top their own. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comHow can something so simple be so good? There was a little protesting from my kids when I announced we were having Mini Burritos instead of tacos for Taco Tuesday this week.  But after one bite they were hooked and ate a whopping 22 mini burritos.

There are so many things I love about these: 1) They’re mini. The cuteness factor is there. 2) They freeze well. 3) They can be made ahead of time so you aren’t prepping in the kitchen instead of hanging out with your peeps.These Mini Burritos are filled with seasoned meat, beans, and cheese. Serve them as an appetizer and let your guests top their own. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comStart off with some seasoned taco meat and stir in some refried beans, salsa, and shredded cheese. These Mini Burritos are filled with seasoned meat, beans, and cheese. Serve them as an appetizer and let your guests top their own. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI tried several versions of mini burritos and I know some people use an eggroll wrapper for the tortilla part of it but I wanted to stay true to the burrito by using a regular tortilla. A pizza slicer quickly cuts each tortilla into 4 wedges.

These Mini Burritos are filled with seasoned meat, beans, and cheese. Serve them as an appetizer and let your guests top their own. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI tried rolling them a couple of different ways and found that placing your meat mixture at the wide end of the tortilla and rolling towards the small end worked best. If you do it right you have a cute little burrito butt when you’re finished. Place them in a baking dish and bake them until warm. mini-burritos-9You could pour some salsa and cheese on top and bake if you want but I wanted them dry so people could grab them easily.

These Mini Burritos are filled with seasoned meat, beans, and cheese. Serve them as an appetizer and let your guests top their own. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comAnd here’s a bunch of cute burrito butts. These Mini Burritos are filled with seasoned meat, beans, and cheese. Serve them as an appetizer and let your guests top their own. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI like mine topped with a little more salsa, cheese, guacamole, and sour cream – which is an absolute must when it comes to any burrito in my opinion.

These Mini Burritos are filled with seasoned meat, beans, and cheese. Serve them as an appetizer and let your guests top their own. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

 

Mini Burritos
 
Serves: 32 burritos
Ingredients
  • 1 1b ground beef
  • ½ small onion, diced finely
  • 1 packet (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 (15 oz) can Old El Paso™ refried beans
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package (11.5 oz) Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for burritos (8 tortillas; 8 inch)
  • butter for basting
  • Toppings: sour cream, guacamole, salsa
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the beef and onion until beef is no longer pink.
  3. Add the taco seasoning and 3 tablespoons of water. Stir and cook for a couple of minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the refried beans, salsa, and cheese. Feel free to add more salsa if you like it spicier.
  4. Quarter each flour tortilla using a knife or pizza slicer making 4 wedges from each tortilla. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of meat mixture onto the wide part of each tortilla. Fold the sides in and roll up towards the small end creating a mini burrito. Place burritos on a cookie sheet. If preparing ahead of time cover and refrigerate until serving.
  5. Brush burritos with melted butter if desired. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until burritos are warm.
  6. Add your favorite toppings such as sour cream, guacamole, and salsa.

 

These Mini Burritos are filled with seasoned meat, beans, and cheese. Serve them as an appetizer and let your guests top their own. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

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  1. These mini burritos are a genius idea for little kiddos! They are always so picky when it comes to eating, and these burritos look very appealing 🙂

  2. Love this! What a fantastic idea

  3. Genius! the cuteness factor makes these ideal for appetizers as well.

  4. Such a great dinner idea!!

  5. Hey girl- I just love burritos!! Growing up we ate alot of them! The mini ones are so cute!

  6. Yum – thank you and have a great weekend!

  7. These look so good! Great idea!

  8. Oh.my.gosh. Adorable! what a fun idea!

  9. What great appetizers. Oh just to have with a regular Mexican meal as a kind of unique side dish.
    Actually they are just ‘cute’.

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  10. This is such an awesome idea for parties! I love it! Creative and fun.

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    Jess
    mossandmink.com

  11. Oh these are soooo cute! I loved the burrito butts, hehe!

  12. Yum! These are a great appetizer and I imagine would be awesome in the winter for football parties….

  13. Those lil burrito butts are the cutest! Such a unique, fun app for parties – PINNED!

  14. do you think these would freeze well, unbaked? They look great.

  15. Those are so cute!!

  16. I can’t wait to make these! Tasty AND fun! 🙂

  17. I am puertorican and wanted to make the filling with shredded chicken, sofrito and tomato sauce, baking them is the perfect final touch, my daughter and husband loved it!!! I will make it for a party tomorrow, thank you!!! this is a great idea!!!

  18. How many days can you premake them? What’s the procedure for freezing them?

  19. Could you deep fry these?
    Can’t wait to make these for my friends and family!

  20. Hoi,
    I haven’t made them yet, and I probably never will because despite the instructions and pictures I still can’t figure out how you “rolled” them up. To me it seems that somewhere along the way you must have folded them too, or am I in desperate need of spectacles? Please enlighten me

  21. Big hit with my husband and son!

  22. Hi Christy, love this idea, thank you for sharing! Amazing that something so simple as cutting the tortillas and making these burritos “mini” is something I never, ever would have thought of!! Definitely doing this as an appetizer for my next party, especially love that they can be made ahead, that is always the greatest thing when preparing for a crowd!! Thanks again, and keep these great ideas coming! 🙂