Chile Cheese Burritos Recipe - Vegetarian Mexican Food

Chile Cheese Burritos

Chile Cheese Burritos Recipe - Vegetarian Mexican Food
Region / culture: Mexico | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes | Servings: 6 | Vegetarian diet


Chile Cheese Burritos
Chile Cheese Burritos

Chile Cheese Burritos are a delicious and satisfying meal that combines the flavors of spicy chile, tangy salsa, and melted cheddar cheese all wrapped up in a warm tortilla. This recipe is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner or a fun and flavorful lunch.


Chile Cheese Burritos have been a popular dish in Mexican cuisine for many years. The combination of chile, salsa, and cheese wrapped in a tortilla is a classic flavor profile that has stood the test of time. This recipe puts a modern twist on the traditional dish by grilling the burritos for added flavor and texture.


How to prepare

  1. Prepare a medium-hot grill and lightly spray it with nonfat cooking spray.
  2. Lightly spray a small saucepan with nonfat cooking spray. Add chile and salsa to the pan and place it on the grill.
  3. Cook the chile, stirring constantly, for 5–10 minutes until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat and keep warm.
  4. Place tortillas on the grill and cook for 1–3 minutes, turning 2-3 times, just until they are soft and warm. Remove tortillas from the grill.
  5. Top each tortilla with chile, 0.25 cup of cheese, and 1 tbsp of sour cream, if desired.
  6. Roll up the tortilla and serve with additional salsa, or wrap it in foil and grill for 1–2 minutes until the cheese is melted.


  • Add cooked ground beef or chicken to the filling for extra protein.
  • Use pepper jack cheese for a spicier kick.
  • Top the burritos with sliced avocado or a dollop of Greek yogurt.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to cook the chile and salsa on the grill for maximum flavor.

- Be careful not to overcook the tortillas on the grill, as they can become tough and chewy.

- Feel free to customize the filling with your favorite ingredients, such as black beans, corn, or avocado.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Chile Cheese Burritos with a side of Mexican rice, guacamole, and a fresh green salad.

Cooking Techniques

Grilling the burritos adds a smoky flavor and crispy texture to the dish. You can also bake the burritos in the oven for a softer, melty version.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use flour or whole wheat tortillas instead of corn tortillas.

- Substitute Monterey Jack or mozzarella cheese for cheddar.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the filling for the burritos ahead of time and assemble them just before grilling. Store any leftover burritos in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the burritos with chopped cilantro, diced tomatoes, and a squeeze of lime juice for a fresh and colorful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Chile Cheese Burritos pair well with a cold beer, a glass of sangria, or a refreshing agua fresca.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover burritos in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, wrap the burritos in foil and bake in a 350°F oven for 10-15 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Chile Cheese Burritos contains approximately 300 calories.


Each serving of Chile Cheese Burritos contains approximately 35 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Chile Cheese Burritos contains approximately 15 grams of fat.


Each serving of Chile Cheese Burritos contains approximately 12 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Chile Cheese Burritos are a good source of calcium, vitamin C, and iron.


This recipe contains dairy (cheese) and wheat (tortillas).


Chile Cheese Burritos are a balanced meal that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. They are also a good source of vitamins and minerals.


Chile Cheese Burritos are a delicious and satisfying meal that is easy to make and full of flavor. Whether you grill them for a crispy finish or bake them for a melty texture, these burritos are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was immediately hooked. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my friend Maria's house for lunch. As soon as I walked into her kitchen, I was hit with the most delicious aroma of spices and cheese. Maria was busy at the stove, stirring a pot of bubbling chili and grating a mountain of cheese.

"Hey there, Grandma! I'm making my famous Chile Cheese Burritos for lunch today. Would you like to try some?" Maria asked, a mischievous twinkle in her eye.

I couldn't resist the offer, and soon enough, I was seated at her dining table, eagerly digging into the piping hot burrito she had placed in front of me. With each bite, I could taste the smoky heat of the chili, the ooey-gooey goodness of the melted cheese, and the satisfying crunch of the crispy tortilla. It was a flavor explosion unlike anything I had ever tasted before.

"Maria, this is absolutely delicious! I need to learn how to make this myself," I exclaimed between bites.

Maria smiled knowingly and handed me a handwritten recipe card. "Here you go, Grandma. This is the recipe for my Chile Cheese Burritos. It's been passed down in my family for generations, and I'm happy to share it with you."

And just like that, my journey to mastering the art of making Chile Cheese Burritos began. I carefully studied the recipe card Maria had given me, taking note of every ingredient and step involved in creating this mouthwatering dish. I made a list of all the ingredients I needed and set out to gather them from the local market.

As I stood in the bustling aisles of the grocery store, my mind was filled with memories of my grandmother and the recipes she had taught me when I was just a little girl. She was the one who instilled in me a love for cooking and a passion for creating delicious meals from scratch. I could almost hear her voice guiding me through the process of making these burritos, urging me to add a pinch more of this spice or a dash of that seasoning.

Back in my own kitchen, I rolled up my sleeves and got to work. I chopped the onions, minced the garlic, and sautéed them in a pan until they were fragrant and golden. I added the ground beef and spices, letting them simmer together until the flavors melded into a rich and savory filling. In a separate pot, I heated up the chili and stirred in the shredded cheese until it melted into a creamy, gooey sauce.

With all the elements of the burrito filling ready, it was time to assemble the final dish. I spooned a generous portion of the beef mixture onto a warm tortilla, topped it with a ladle of chili cheese sauce, and rolled it up into a tight bundle. I placed the burritos on a baking sheet and popped them into the oven, letting the tortillas crisp up and the cheese melt into a golden crust.

When the timer dinged, I pulled the burritos out of the oven and plated them up with a garnish of fresh cilantro and a dollop of sour cream. As I took my first bite of the finished dish, I was transported back to Maria's kitchen, where I had first fallen in love with this recipe. The flavors were just as bold and comforting as I remembered, a perfect balance of heat, cheese, and spice.

I couldn't wait to share my creation with my family and friends, to pass on the tradition of making Chile Cheese Burritos to the next generation. As I sat at the table, savoring each bite of the delicious meal I had prepared, I couldn't help but feel grateful for the culinary journey that had brought me to this moment. And I knew that this recipe, like so many others in my repertoire, would continue to be a cherished part of my family's culinary heritage for years to come.


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