Enchilada Style Burritos is an easy to make and delicious meal where piping hot tortillas are stuffed with cheese, sauce, beans and rice, and served with delectable sides. Be sure to try this out if you love Mexican food.
Enchilada Style Burritos

When I first came to United States, my husband and I used to frequently visit Mexican restaurants. The reason for this was, Mexican and Indian cuisines make of similar spices and herbs in their dishes, and as I was a vegetarian then it allowed me to try different items from the menu. I have tried to replicate the enchilada style burrito that I had as the very first Mexican meal here in the U.S. This was served with pica de gallo, salsa, lettuce, sour cream and guacamole. Yes, it is quite a heavy meal. A single enchilada burrito is filling on its own. So the sides are completely optional. I will share the recipes for each side soon.

I have used store bought red enchilada sauce for this recipe. Always taste the sauce and use it as desired.

Enchilada Style Burritos

Preparation time : 1 hour
Serves : 2 enchilada style burritos

Ingredients for Enchilada Style Burritos

Butter / Olive oil – 1/2 tbsp
Onion chopped – 1/2
Black beans –  15 oz or 1 can
Red chile powder – 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Mexican cheese blend – 1 cup
Enchilada Sauce – 1 cup
Homemade Tortillas – 2
For the rice :
Raw rice – 3/4 cup
Green chile / Serrano pepper chopped – 1
Cilantro / coriander leaves chopped – 2 tbsp
Butter / Olive oil – 1 tbsp
Lemon juice – 2 tsp

Steps to prepare Enchilada Style Burritos

Step I

  • Prepare the dough for tortillas and keep it aside for 30 minutes.
  • In a pan, add butter or oil. Add raw rice and saute till it develops some color, about 3 to 4 minutes on medium heat. This step will impart a nutty flavor to the cooked rice.
  • Now add in the green chillis, cilantro and mix. Add the water as per package instructions (for rice) and cook the rice.
  • Add in the lemon juice and mix. Keep this aside.

Step II

  • Meanwhile, heat 1/2 tbsp of butter or oil in pan. Add onion, pinch of salt and saute till it becomes translucent.
  • Add in the black beans and red chilli powder. drizzle water and saute it for 2 to 3 minutes.

Step III

  • Preheat the oven to 350 deg. F and then put it on broil mode.

Step IV

  • Divide the tortillas dough into two equal parts. Using a rolling pin, roll them as big as the size of your non-stick pan / tava / griddle.
  • Cook the tortilla on one side or until underside develops light golden color and the surface starts to bubble.
  • Then flip and cook on the other side. Repeat this for the remaining tortilla

Step V

  • Place two tortillas in two separate round baking pans.
  • Add in the rice prepared at the center followed by the black beans mixture. Now pour the sauce, Mexican cheese blend. Roll it up and place it fold side down.
  • Pour the remaining enchilada sauce on top of the tortillas. Sprinkle the remaining cheese.
  • Broil in the oven for about 3 to 5 minutes or until the cheese melts and sauce bubbles.
  • Remove the burritos from the oven, add sour cream, salsa, lettuce, guacamole if desired.
  • Enchilada Style Burrito is now ready. Serve hot and enjoy.

Enchilada Style Burritos


  • Also use meat of your choice if desired.
  • You can also substitute the rice and black beans by one single black beans rice.
  • I have used jasmine rice for this recipe. Use any rice of your choice but see that you saute it first to get the nutty flavor.
  • I have used mexican cheese blend that consists of shredded Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Asadero, Queso Blanco.  You can use any one cheese or a mixture of all.
  • You can use substitute black beans with pinto beans.
  • Nicely drain and wash the canned black beans to reduce the sodium.
  • If using dried black beans :
        • Soak the black beans in water for 3 hours adding little baking soda and drain them. Adding soda makes it cook faster.
        • Cook the black beans in pan or pressure cooker for one whistle. Add salt while cooking.

Enchilada Style Burritos

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58 Responses

  1. WE eat Mexican food several times a week here in Phoenix! These looks great!

  2. This looks really good. I love and my family loves Mexican food.

  3. This looks so good. All the cheese and the enchilada sauce. I would devour it.

  4. Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness

    I love Mexican food. Your enchilada style burrito looks really yummy!!

  5. Oh my goodness, I’m salivating looking at these photos! Great recipe and I’m sure it tastes as good as it looks, too!

  6. Oh wow this looks fantastic, I have only just started playing around with tex mex flavours, it is a cuisine that has not really ventured across the Atlantic so is pretty unknown to me… Gotta give this one a try.

  7. These look so yummy, I’ll have to show my OH and get them onto our dinner plans soon! But what’s raw rice? Is it just regular dry rice?

    • Thank you so much. Yes its regular rice. I have used jasmine rice.

  8. The parcel packs a punch. This is it – the tempting meal.

  9. That looks crazily DELICIOUS and comforting!

  10. These look and sound delicious. I love that you have given options for substitutes as well.

  11. I have been craving Mexican food lately like you wouldn’t believe…and then I open up your site and see this! This looks delicious, Kushi! I’m making this for dinner soon!

  12. I make burritos and I make enchiladas….now I need to make enchilada burritos! These look great!

  13. Fabulous and delicious take on the go ….. :)

  14. WoW this looks fantastic Kushi…I never tried Mexican cuisine but this looks really interesting, wanna try soon..Thanks for this beautiful share dear :)

  15. these look absolutely delicious Kushi! YUM!

  16. Priya @asmallbite
    This looks yummy and interesting.

  17. Looks delicious! I love Mexican food – I could eat it every day and be happy :)

  18. I love Mexican and this is right up my alley!

  19. Good’ol enchiladas, such a classic. Great looking food!

  20. Denise Salcedo

    Looks soooo good and big! haha

  21. My mouth instantly started watering just looking at the pics. This looks soooooooo good

  22. These look incredible! Mexican food is the best, and all that cheese is making me drool!

  23. I’m making this tonight!!!! maybe with jalepino corn bread

  24. Looks soooo good !

  25. This looks SO good! Yum! Great recipe!

  26. Making this! Love that it’s a veggie dish!

  27. I’m seriously drooling over here! These look INCREDIBLE!! I can’t wait to give them a shot! I wish they were just in front of me right now :(

  28. YUM! Sounds delicious. My husband would love these!

  29. I just got his recipe from a dear friend that is making it tonight. I must say it looks soo good! I will do this for our family this weekend! I just wonder if I should double the recipe! For a family of four? And we only eat Jasmin rice here!!! I think this will end up on our menu for a long time to come.
    Thanks so much for sharing it!

    • Timothy, Thank you for your comment. Yes, simply double the recipe for four! I love Jasmine rice, and I have used it in this recipe. Don’t forget to let me know how it turned out!

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