These Trim Healthy Mama homemade healthy burritos have become a popular weekly recipe for my hungry boys and little men! They chow them down and I have peace in knowing that they are eating a homemade and healthy burrito! Bonus points are that these are also a Trim Healthy Mama recipe that would qualify as an E recipe.
Using simple and easy ingredients these homemade healthy burritos are a crowd-pleaser from the youngest to the oldest!
We've been making these for years, with varying versions and ingredients depending on the season and time of year. These are super fun to make during my garden harvest season because I can add fresh ingredients like spinach, peppers, tomatoes, and whatever else is coming from the garden.
We have also made these with our homegrown pork, which is also excellent!
Recently we started making them on a more regular basis because we found that my middle child will eat them! For some reason, he has become increasingly picky with the food that he eats and whenever we find a recipe that he chows down, it is a no-brainer to keep it on a rotation!
Many of these ingredients can be replaced with upgraded ingredients like homemade tortillas, garden fresh tomatoes, homemade chili powder, garden-fresh corn, or non-canned beans.
In the Trim Healthy Mama world, this is called a 'Drive Thru Sue' recipe, which simply means that it is the easiest form of a healthy recipe you can possibly get without driving through a fast food restaurant! Another one of our favorite drive-thru sue meals in our home is our healthy macaroni and cheese.
If you are a THM drive thru sue and are looking for some quick snacking ideas, check out my complete snacking guide and printable.
- Ground beef or pork
- Canned Beans
- Canned Corn
- Rotel Tomatoes
- Garlic Powder
- Chili Powder
- Carb Balance Tortillas
See the recipe card for quantities.
Brown beef or ground pork and add spices. Mix well.
Chop onion and add to the pan. Allow the onion to cook through.
Add remaining ingredients. And cook on medium heat for an additional 2-3 minutes or until everything is combined well.
Fill your tortilla with a small amount of filling. You will need to experiment with how much is appropriate for your tortilla.
Wrap the burrito up tight and place it into an oven safe 9x11 dish.
Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.
Hint: When wrapping the tortillas, pull the sides inward one more time at the top (see picture above) to get the best burrito seal!
There are endless variations of this healthier burrito that you can create! I have even sometimes added rice!
- Spicier - add chili pepper flakes and another can of Rotel tomatoes.
- Kid-friendly - if you have kids that absolutely cannot tolerate spicy foods, you can remove the Rotel tomatoes and substitute about ¼ cup of tomato sauce.
There is minimal equipment needed for creating healthy burritos. Here is what I used to make this recipe successful.
Cast iron pan - I love this enamel one from Cuisinart.
13x9 baking dish or stoneware
Store the remainder burritos in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. I love taking a couple of burritos to work for a quick lunch, and my husband takes them on the road with him for his job as well. They made great lunches!
You can also freeze these. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, label, and place in the freezer in an air-tight container. When you want to cook them, unwrap the plastic, and bake in the oven again at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. You can also microwave them if you are comfortable with microwaves.
I honestly was conservative with my spice measurements for this recipe! Moderation is always key when producing a recipe for others to use. However, if you really want to make these burritos sizzle with taste, double the seasonings! It will make your burritos so good!
Can I make a burrito salad?
Absolutely! If you want this to be a burrito salad instead of a burrito, all you need to do is swap out the tortilla for some greens! I like using crunchy greens when I make this into a salad.
Is a burrito healthy or unhealthy?
I wouldn't consider this the healthiest meal because it uses a lot of shortcuts and franken foods (like the tortilla), but burritos can certainly be a healthy option, and this recipe is certainly healthier than a burrito you would get at a fast food restaurant or in the frozen section of a grocery store.
Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:
- 2 pounds of ground beef or pork
- 2 - 12 oz cans of black beans
- 2 bags of Mission Carb Balance Tortillas (8 tortillas in a bag)
- 1 -15 oz can of corn
- 1 - 10 oz can of Rotel Tomatoes
- 1 large onion
- 1 tbsp of garlic powder
- 1 tsp of cumin
- 1 tsp of chili Powder
- ¼ tsp Salt
- Brown beef or ground pork and add spices. Mix well.
- Chop onion and add to the pan. Allow the onion to cook through.
- Add remaining ingredients. And cook on medium heat for an additional 2-3 minutes or until everything is combined well.
- Fill your tortilla with a small amount of filling. You will need to experiment with how much is appropriate for your tortilla.
- Wrap the burrito up tight and place it into an oven safe 9x11 dish.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.
You can use any type of tortillas for this recipe. Pictured is Mission Carb balance tortillas, but I also use Ezekiels tortillas for this recipe and it turns out great as well.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 268Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 113mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 22g
Online nutritional calculators are estimates only. Use your best judgement when consuming.