Taco Bell Enchirito



1 1/2 tablespoons masa harina

4 1/2 teaspoons chili powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1/4 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon dried minced onion

1/2 teaspoon beef bouillon powder

1 1/3 pounds ground chuck


8 ounces tomato sauce

1/3 cup water

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

1 1/2 teaspoons cumin

1 1/2 teaspoons minced onion

1 tablespoon white vinegar

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


4 tortillas

1 cup refried beans heated

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 cup chopped white onions

sliced black olives optional


In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients for the beef, except for the beef itself, and mix well.

Crumble the ground chuck into a large skillet (preferably nonstick) and brown, stirring well. Remove from the heat and drain the grease from the beef.

Return the beef to the pan and stir in the spice mix and 3/4 to 1 cup of water. Simmer uncovered on medium-low heat for 20 minutes, until most of the moisture has cooked away. Remove the pan from the heat before the meat is completely dry.

To make the sauce, combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a saucepan and mix well. Simmer at a very low temperature for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

To assemble the Enchirito, spread 1/4 of the heated refried beans onto a tortilla, followed by 1/4 of the ground beef. Roll up the tortilla and place it seam-side down in an ovenproof dish coated with non-stick spray. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Cover with the prepared sauce, cheese, chopped onions, and black olives, if desired.

Place the Enchiritos in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until the cheese melts.


Note: Taco Bell never bakes up a pan of these enchritos. You can make them this way to serve to your family.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 678kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 2104mg | Potassium: 751mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1520IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 309mg | Iron: 6.5mg

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use ground beef with a lower fat percentage for the filling?

Yes, you can use ground beef with a lower fat percentage if you prefer a leaner option.

Just be mindful that leaner beef might be less juicy and flavorful, so you can adjust the seasoning to taste.

What type of tortillas work best for making Enchiritos?

You can use soft flour tortillas for making Enchiritos.

If you prefer a specific size, like burrito-sized tortillas, that’s perfectly fine. Just make sure they are pliable for rolling.

Can I make the sauce in advance and store it for later use?

Yes, you can make the sauce in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

It can be reheated when needed for assembling the Enchiritos.

Are there any suitable alternatives for the minced onion and garlic salt in the sauce?

If you don’t have minced onion, you can use finely minced fresh onion or onion powder.

For garlic salt, you can use garlic powder and add a pinch of salt to taste.

Can I customize the toppings on the Enchiritos to my preference?

Absolutely! Feel free to customize the toppings to your liking.

You can add or omit ingredients like chopped onions, sliced black olives, sour cream, or jalapeños, depending on your taste preferences.

What is masa harina, and can I substitute it with something else?

Masa harina is a type of corn flour used to make tortillas and tamales.

While it’s integral to the recipe’s authenticity, you can substitute it with regular cornmeal if you can’t find masa harina.

Can I use ground beef with a different fat percentage?

Yes, you can use ground beef with a different fat percentage, but keep in mind that leaner beef might result in a drier filling.

Adjust the seasoning to taste if needed.

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