Shredded Beef Burritos

Shredded Beef Burritos at The Happy Housewife

This is one of my favorite meals. The burritos use leftover beef / pot roast, or leftover steak or ground beef in a pinch.  You can stretch your meat by adding brown rice and beans to the burrito. These burritos are very filling and taste great, better than Chipotle! They freeze well and are great for a crowd!

Shredded Beef Burritos


  • Beef roast (shredded)
  • Black beans or refried beans
  • Salsa (optional)
  • Chopped onion (optional)
  • Corn (optional)
  • Tortillas
  • Enchilada sauce
  • Shredded cheddar/ colby/ monterey jack cheese
  • Sour Cream


  1. Mix together beef, beans, salsa, corn, and chopped onion.
  2. Coat the bottom of the pan with enchilada sauce.
  3. Add beef mixture to tortilla and tightly roll up. Place in pan. The tighter they fit into the pan the less likely they will be to unroll while cooking or serving.
  4. Top with enchilada sauce and cheese.
  5. Bake covered in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Serve with sour cream.

Courses Main Dish



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  1. We love all things Mexican. Those look great! I bet they would freeze well too.

  2. This looks wonderful, can’t wait to try it!

  3. Oh, yum! I love trying to do different things with leftover roast/chicken. Thanks for anothe rrecipe to try with them. 😀

  4. I was excited to see that these freeze well. I’ve heard pouring sauce over flour tortillas and then freezing them makes the tortilla mushy. Have you had this problem?

    • TheHappyHousewife says:

      We just ate these last night from the freezer. I didn’t think they were mushy. Maybe a little softer than normal, but very good.

  5. Wendy Wilkins Valdez says:

    These look so good. I’ve used leftover roast to make meat sauce for spaghetti before, but never considered something like this. Looking forward to trying it.

  6. Would you cook them, freeze them, then re cook, or just put in the freezer and take out and cook when ready? I’m a young wife/mom and while I can hold my own in the kitchen, after having a needy child and even needier husband and a long days work im always looking for a good way to get ahead! You should have a freezer only section on your blog! I would be your biggest fan! Love all your stuff!

    • TheHappyHousewife says:

      I don’t cook them before I freeze them. I’ll think about adding a freezer section, that is a good suggestion.

  7. um, yum? I love the double duty meals! I’m gonna have to try this one out.

  8. I think this is my favorite meal also!! I am a new follower to your site, and I just LOVE your easy, money saving ideas!! Thanks!!

  9. How much left over roast would be needed to make these?

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