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Wet Burritos

Saucy Wet Burritos made with ground turkey, easy to make, freeze well and your kids will love them. Check out the secret ingredient.
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12
Author Quinn Caudill


  • 3 lbs ground turkey or beef
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1 cup onion finely chopped
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 oz can diced green chiles 7
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 oz cans diced tomatoes 15
  • 1 oz can Herdez Ranchera sauce 7, optional
  • 2 oz can enchilada sauce 10
  • 2 ounce jars Heinz fat free beef gravy 18
  • 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 sliced


  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.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Drain off any fat from browning.
  4. Add green chiles, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, oregano, chili powder, cumin, pepper, and remaining can of tomatoes with sauce. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. As meat simmers, heat beans in microwave with 1/4 tsp.
  6. cumin and 1/2 cup of cheese. Stir to combine.
  7. In a large saucepan make the gravy by combining Herdez Ranchera sauce, enchilada sauce, beef gravy and remaining can of diced tomatoes.
  8. Heat until almost boiling.
  9. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  10. Soften tortillas according to package directions.

To assemble Wet Burritos:

  1. Add one cup of gravy sauce to the bottom of two 13x9 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".
  4. Place the burrito seam side down in the baking dish.
  5. Continue with remaining tortillas. When completed, pour sauce equally over each dish and top with remaining cheese.
  6. Bake 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted and burritos are heated through.
  7. Freeze second baking dish if desired.

Recipe Notes

(TIP: I use throw away aluminum foil pans)