Wet Burritos

I’m not sure what it is but I’ve had little desire to cook this week. Maybe it’s because my girls are at camp and I have been at baseball every night with my son. Last night I was home but my son was out and my wife spent the evening getting her hair done. Still nothing. Father’s Day was spent on the road dropping the kids off at camp so we just picked up some ribs from the local market. I threw them on the grill with a salad. That is the most cooking I’ve done all week.Wet Burritos | Dad Whats 4 Dinner

If you are lucky enough to send your kids to a good summer camp, it is well worth it. Our kids have attended Springhill christian camps for years. They have a location in Seymour, IN and Evart, MI. It is your typical summer camp with horseback riding, lake activities, and zip lines. My summer camps never had zip lines! They have a blast, in a very loving environment. They get back in a couple of days so maybe I will get my enthusiasm back for cooking. We miss them very much, but happy they can have this time away to grow and learn.

A few weeks back I made one of my kids favorites. Wet Burritos. If you have never had wet burritos you and your family are in for a treat. I cooked this for the blog and made a double batch to freeze the second batch. They freeze great.. Since I am not cooking this week, I grabbed the second batch from the freezer for dinner. Always great to have extra meals frozen and ready to go..Wet Burritos | Dad Whats 4 Dinner

If you asking yourself “what the heck is a wet burritos” well it is simply a meat (I have made these with chicken, ground beef, ground turkey, shredded beef or pork) and bean burrito with a spicy gravy and cheese on top. It’s a mix between a enchilada and a burrito. Give them a try and you will never go back to a regular burritos. Don’t be scared of the long list of ingredients because they are simple to make.. This recipe makes a double batch and is made with ground turkey.

Servings:12 large burritos

Total Time: 45 min    Prep Time: 20 min      Cook Time: 25 min


  • 3 lbs ground turkey or beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 (7 oz) can diced green chiles
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 (15 oz ) cans diced tomatoes, divided
  • 1 (7 oz) can Herdez Ranchera sauce (optional)
  • 2 (10 oz) can enchilada sauce
  • 2 (18 ounce) jars Heinz fat free beef gravy
  • 4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded (or you can use Mexican blend), divided
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 12 large flour tortillas

Optional Toppings:

  • Sour cream
  • Green onion, sliced
  • Salsa
  • Lettuce, chopped
  • Tomato, diced
  • Black olives, slicedWet Burritos | Dad Whats 4 Dinner


  1. Brown ground turkey or beef, onion, and garlic, With the back of wooden spoon. break up meat into very small pieces as it cooks. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Drain off any fat from browning.
  3. Add green chiles, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, oregano, chili powder, cumin, pepper, and one can of tomatoes with sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes.Wet Burritos | Dad Whats 4 Dinner
  4. As meat simmers, heat beans in microwave with 1/4 tsp.
    cumin and 1/2 cup of cheese. Stir to combine.
  5. In a large saucepan make the gravy by combining Herdez Ranchera sauce, enchilada sauce, beef gravy and remaining can of diced tomatoes. Heat until almost boiling.Wet Burritos | Dad Whats 4 Dinner
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  7. Soften tortillas according to package directions.

To assemble Wet Burritos:

  1. Add one cup of gravy sauce to the bottom of two 13×9 baking dish.
  2. For each tortilla, layer 1/12 of the meat mixture, 1/4 cup of the bean mixture, and 1/4 cup of cheese.
  3. Fold sides of burrito in, then roll from the other sides until you have a”package”.
    Place the burrito seam side down in the baking dish.
  4. Continue with remaining tortillas. When completed pour sauce equally over each dish and top with remaining cheese.
  5. Bake 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted and burritos are heated through.Wet Burritos | Dad Whats 4 Dinner

Freeze second baking dish if desired. (TIP: I use throw away aluminum foil pans)Wet Burritos | Dad Whats 4 Dinner

Serve burritos with extra sauce  and your favorite toppings.


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Wet Burritos

18 thoughts on “Wet Burritos”

  1. I’m seriously drooling over here!! I LOVE Mexican food, and I haven’t had much motivation to cook this week either… I sure wish I had a nice batch of those burritos in my freezer 😉

  2. I love this and I especially love that they can be frozen for later! I have always loved Tex-Mex and this would be just right up my alley! I found this over at Inspire Me Monday, but would be so honored if you would stop by and share this at my new link party at Celebrate and Decorate!

    1. Hi Clioe. Thanks for stopping by. I tried to follow your link to your new link party Celebrate and Decorate but I was getting security alerts from my security system for malware. Sorry.

  3. You make good looking food! Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Please join us again this week:-)

      1. I can comment on more than just how good they look..I just finished making them and they taste are every bit as good as they look in the pictures, simply put they are delicious. Easy to make..quick to the table. As far as the cheese goes I would have to say that a Monterey Jack /Cheddar combination works well, the Monterey Jack melts very nicely and helps hold the meat mixture together. The gravy mix is what pulls these together..it’s delicious..

      2. Thanks Jack. Your right the gravy is what makes this dish. You can make it as mild or hot as you like. Thanks for making and leaving comments.

  4. WOW Dad…I’d say you outdid yourself on this one. How great that it freezes well too…and that your family loves them. Can’t beat that combo! Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Looks like you’re getting lots of ‘lovin’ from lots of linky parties. That’s awesome. Can’t wait to see what you’ll bring to our virtual table next week. =) It’s super that your kids got to experience a wonderful camp…good for them, and good for mom and dad to have a break too. *-*

    1. Thanks Marsha. These wet burritos are super easy and great for the kids and adults. Simple;e comfort food. Thanks for the feature at Weekend Potluck. I received an enormous amount of referral traffic. The kids did have a great time at camp. Unfortunately our oldest son did not attend, so us parents didn’t get a complete vacation. Oh well! Thanks for the comments. :))

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