Here is a copycat recipe for the chili cheese burrito from Taco Bell restaurant. The chili cheese burrito combines chili flavored ground beef, refried beans and cheddar cheese in a tortilla. To prepare this burrito—ground beef is first browned in the pan and then mixed with refried beans. A sauce is prepared separately and then mixed with the meat and beans and simmered on the stovetop. The sauce mixture gets its flavor from various seasonings and minced jalapeno peppers. These burritos are kind of messy so you might want to eat them with a fork! I like to serve them with Frito chips on the side. Enjoy.
- 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
- 1lb ground beef
- 16 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 2 ¼ cups water
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 4 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- ¼ cup cold water
- 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dried minced onions
- 2 tablespoons canned jalapeno slices (minced)
- 10 inch flour tortillas
- Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat while breaking the meat up into small pieces with a spatula.
- In a saucepan combine the tomato paste and water over medium heat. Stir until smooth. Add cayenne pepper, chili powder, salt, vinegar, and dried onion and stir. Add the minced jalapenos. Heat the mixture to boiling. Mix the 2 teaspoons of cornstarch with ¼ cup of cold water and pour into the sauce pan and stir. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes or until the mixture has become thick. Remove from heat.
- Once the beef has browned, drain off any excess grease. Add half of the refried beans to the beef. Slowly add 2 ½ cups of the tomato sauce mixture. Add half of the cheese and cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Let simmer for 30 minutes. Spoon ¾ cup of the chili into each tortilla, add cheese and tomato sauce mixture as desired. Wrap up the tortilla.