Chili Burritos

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When my family is hungry, stand back. Things can get pretty crazy around here with four hungry boys, not to mention the FishPapa, wanting to eat. It helps to have a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to meal prep. I love having meals stashed in the freezer and I love my crockpot. But, sometimes, you just need a quick fix.

One speedy recipe we enjoy around here is Chili Burritos. I was surprised at how easily my kids took to them. And they practically scarf them down. You can use canned chili in a pinch, though my personal favorite is homemade. Certainly, the canned variety makes for a quicker meal.

It’s a super simple recipe that is on the table in minutes.


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Chili Burritos
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Chili Burritos are a quick and easy dinner that comes together effortlessly. Savory chili tucked in a tortilla wrapper and topped with your favorite goodies makes for a dinner you'll want on repeat.

Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: burrito, burrito filling, burritos, chili, chili burrito
Servings: 8 burritos
Calories: 507 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 2 15-ounce cans pinto beans rinsed and drained
  • 8- ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
  • salt and pepper
  • 8 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • Additional toppings: sour cream salsa, diced avocado, and/or guacamole
  1. In a large pot, cook the beef and onion until the beef is no longer pink and the onions have started to go clear. Add the beans, tomato sauce, and taco seasoning mix. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Warm the tortillas until they are soft and pliable. Divide the meat mixture among the tortillas. Sprinkle with cheese. Add your choice of additional toppings.
  3. Roll up and serve.
Recipe Notes

Adaptation: if you have a favorite chili or leftover chili from another night, omit the first step and its corresponding ingredients.

Nutritional values are based on one burrito and do not include values for additional toppings.

Nutrition Facts
Chili Burritos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 507 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 1109mg48%
Potassium 663mg19%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 371IU7%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 270mg27%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

What’s a quick meal you make at your house?

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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  1. Elaine says

    Yum…I know my family will go for this! And easy….I know I'll go for that! 🙂

  2. Hoosier Homemade says

    I would have never thought to put chili on a tortilla.
    Thanks for hosting!

  3. Katie @ goodLife {eats} says

    I linked some muffins we call pop up muffins, essentially a german pancake baked in a muffin tin. There's no faster dinner I can think of than breakfast for the evening meal. Make some of these muffins, chop some fruit, and your favorite eggs for a meal.

  4. CathyBB says

    Hi there! I'm a new reader of your site, but I just wanted to say thanks! This is a fantastic idea, and I can't wait to see everyone's links!

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