01 May 2013

It's Day Three of Cinco de Mayo week here and today I've got a great copycat recipe for you.  My husband's favorite menu item at Taco Bell is their Grilled Stuffed Burrito.  So when I saw a recipe for making it at home, I had to try it.  Good thing too, because I don't think Taco Bell offers the regular grilled stuffed burrito anymore.  They have a new "XXL" version that has guacamole and pico de gallo, which my husband doesn't like.  So now I can make his favorite at home.  It's cheaper and healthier that way too, of course.  I got the recipe from Semi-Homemade Mom.

Grilled Stuffed Burritos

1 pkg. Spanish Rice (and the ingredients to prepare)
1 lb. ground beef
2 tbsp homemade taco seasoning or 1 packet
1 can refried beans
2 cups shredded cheese
Taco sauce
12 larege flour tortillas
Sour cream, for serving

Prepare Spanish rice according to package directions; set aside.

Meanwhile, brown the ground beef in a pan over medium heat, drain the excess grease, mix in taco seasoning.  Stir in refried beans. 

Preheat panini press or indoor grill.  On a tortilla, spread a heaping spoonful of meat filling. Top with a good scoop of rice and sprinkle with cheese. Top with taco sauce.  Wrap up burrito style and grill for 5 minutes. Serve with sour cream if desired.

Makes 12 servings.

Here are a few pics of the layering process:

Start with bean/meat mixture.

Then some rice. You can certainly use homemade Mexican rice if you have a good recipe. If not, the packet is super easy.

Taco sauce.  You can use salsa if you prefer.

Then finish it with cheese.

Fold it.

Wrap it up.

Mine turned out kind of square.  Make the blob of meat mixture more long and skinny for a more traditional burrito shape.

I use my handy dandy panini press.  You could also use a Foreman grill or a grill pan on the stove.  (Just remember that it will only have grill marks on one side.)

Grilled to perfection.

Tomorrow I will be sharing with you a baked Tex-Mex dish that your whole family will love.

Cinco de Mayo Week Recipes:

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  1. It's always fun to grill sandwiches in a panini press. Yours looks fantastic- we like all kinds of Mexican foods :) Hope you are doing well in your new home!
    ~Tracy's Living Cookbook

  2. Thanks Tracy! Wisconsin is treating us well!

  3. I stumbled upon your blog and just tried this recipe. Very clever idea and unlimited filling options! Thanks!

  4. Glad you liked it. Thanks so much for stopping by!