Enchirito – Taco Bell Copycat Recipe


Enchirito – Taco Bell CopyCat Recipe

An Enchirito is a cross between a burritto and an enchilada. Made with ground beef, tortillas, enchilada sauce, cheese, taco flavorings.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Author Catherine’s Plates


  • large skillet
  • cutting board & sharp knife
  • Medium sauce pan
  • microwave safe plate
  • measuring cup


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced small
  • 6 1/2 TBS homemade taco seasoning or 2 1/4 packets of store bought taco seasoning (DIVIDED)
  • 1 (14oz) can refried beans
  • 2 TBS sour cream
  • 2 (10oz) cans red enchilada sauce
  • 8-10 large burrito size flour tortillas
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup water
  • sour cream, sliced olives and/or cilantro, for garnish


  • In a large skillet break up and brown ground beef. Add in diced onion and cook until onion is softened and ground beef is cooked through. Drain any excess grease.
  • Stir in 6 TBS homemade taco seasoning or 2 packets of store bought taco seasoning along with 1/4 cup water. Simmer for 3 minutes. Turn off burner.
  • In medium sauce pan heat up refried beans, 2 TBS sour cream, and 1/2 TBS taco seasoning. Turn off heat.
  • For each enchirito, place one burrito size flour tortilla on a microwave plate. Cover with a wet paper towel. MIcrowave for 30 seconds.
  • Take paper towels off of tortilla. Place 2 TBS heated refried beans along middle of tortilla. Spoon 3-4 TBS of taco meat along the beans. Fold in sides of tortilla and start rolling tortilla from front end to back end. The seam side should be down.
  • Pour red enchilada sauce over enchirito. Top with a few TBS of shredded cheese to cover.
  • Microwave on a safe plate for 1 1/2 – 2 minutes until cheese has melted and enchirito is heated through.
  • Top with extra sour cream, sliced olives, and cilantro, if desired.

8 thoughts on “Enchirito – Taco Bell Copycat Recipe”

  • 2 stars
    There were no olives on my Enchirito, hardly any cheese or sauce or onions on my order. A 70’s kid and I went to Taco Bell all time time after school and on weekends, my main item I bought were the Enchirito and the Mexican pizza. But the ones they have on a limited availability are not the same. Someone needs to come in to the restaurant and teach the employees how to make them right I’m disappointed.
    Jeanette Norman

  • My favorite Mexican restaurant is TITO’S TACOS. It is a 5 minute drive from Los Angeles Airport. It is 10 times better than TACO BELL. They use the best shredded beef in their tacos, burritos and enchiladas, but what causes waiting lines up to 1 hour at six ordering windows is their salsa. If you can figure out how to make their recipe and share it , the World would be a much happier place! I now live in Bolivia, but have a brother whom I might bribe to send you some to experiment with if you are interested in trying. We are building a Self-sustaining Community here in preparation in the event of a World-wide Economic Collapse. So we need to grow the plants, animals, seasonings and have the recipes for; Taco seasoning, Red and Green Sauces, Enchilada Sauces and best of all TITO’S Sauce (it is a little spicy but not hot and soo delicious you can just sip on it by itself. There is only one TITO’S TACO in the World, so you will not be hurting their business , plus potentially be making millions of
    people (including your family so happy). Wherever you live, you should take a TITO’S TACO VACATION, as a Family Christmas Present …You won’t regret it!!!
    Thanks in advance,
    Ken Headrick

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