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Lean Beef Burritos | by Stacey Mattinson Nutrition

Lean Beef Burritos with Enchilada Sauce

Easy to make, healthy beef burritos on whole wheat tortillas with enchilada sauce.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 burritos
Calories 328 kcal


  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (I used 93% lean)
  • 1/4 white onion, chopped
  • 2 large mushrooms, diced
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 c beans (I use black or kidney)
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro
  • 1/4 c tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 bell pepper, chopped
  • 8 Tbsp enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 c cheese
  • 8 8" whole wheat tortillas


  • Preheat oven to 250°F.
  • Add 1 tsp avocado oil to a large pre-heated skillet (medium heat) on the stovetop. Spread oil around and add chopped onion. Cook until translucent (~5 minutes), tossing occasionally.
  • Add beef, mushrooms, bell pepper, salt, chili powder and cumin to the skillet. Cook until beef is no longer pink and reaches an internal temperature of 160°F. Drain the fat.
  • Add beans, cilantro and tomatoes to the skillet. Mix well. Remove from heat.
  • Add beef mixture to tortillas and either roll up, or fold the ends and then roll up the tortillas and line along a cake pan so the tortilla "flaps" are face down (see note #1). Top with cheese and enchilada sauce. Bake at 250°F for 10 minutes until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and serve.


Note #1: Rolling the tortillas at room temperature may cause them to break. You can heat the tortillas ahead of stuffing so they are warm and don't break. Either place them in the toaster oven for ~2 minutes, heat on a skillet, or wrap a stack of tortillas in foil and place in the oven while it's preheating.


Sodium: 611mgSugar: 2gFiber: 2gPotassium: 97mgCholesterol: 61mgCalories: 328kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 5gFat: 14gProtein: 25gCarbohydrates: 23g
Keyword healthy beef burritos
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