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Grilled Stuffed Burrito

From ages 16 to 18, yours truly worked at Taco Bell. I was there when the Grilled Stuffed Burritos were first introduced and received special training on how to make them. So, yeah, I'm kind of an expert.

To this day, that annoying, high-pitched "beeeeeeeep" of the Taco Bell grill agitates me. The burrito is burning! I've been known to yell "get the grill" as a customer in the Taco Bell dining room, much to SN's mortification.

This Copycat Taco Bell Grilled Stuffed Burrito recipe (courtesy of an actual Taco Bell employee) is a perfect example. I know I'm getting my fast food chains mixed up here, but let's supersize it and make ours XXL!

SN will be quick to tell you that there are pros and cons of being married to a blogger. On the plus side, I love to cook up tasty new foods to post on my blog. He never seems to mind this part. Can we make Grilled Stuffed Burritos at home? Sure, why not.

taco bell grilled stuffed burrito recipe
Taco Bell Grilled Stuffed Burrito Copycat

(Waaay better than the fast food version - healthier, less expensive, and you don't risk ticking off the drive-thru girl.)

On the other hand, I may occasionally give my husband something tasty to eat, like a hot-off-the-grill burrito...

...and then steal it away before he can take a bite. Hey, I have to get photos for my blog, right? 

SN should have known better than to try to eat his burrito before I was finished. Don't feel too bad for him. These things stay hot forever!

Feel free to get fancy with this recipe. We love to add buttery gouda cheese.

Taco Bell Grilled Stuffed Burrito

(serves 4)
  • 1 lb Seasoned Ground Beef, cooked
  • 1 C Brown or White Rice, cooked (or my popular Enchilada Rice)
  • 1/2 C White Onion, diced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Red or Green Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 Can Hatch Green Chile (optional - we're in NM so we can't omit this)
  • 1 C shredded Cheese (cheddar or 3 cheese blend)
  • 4 Flour Tortillas
  • 4 Packets Taco Bell Hot Sauce (you can add this before or after grilling)
Making these is easy peasy. Lay out your 4 tortillas and divide the ingredients equally between them, leaving at least an inch of bare tortilla on each side. Fold each tortilla up tightly, closing both ends. Cook each on a stovetop griddle pan (or George Foreman grill - do people still use these?) for about 2 minutes.

Easy peasy, right?

A few side notes:

For grilling, I think a waffle iron would work. I bet your Grilled Stuffed Burritos would look pretty cool too!

The recipe above assumes that your beef and rice are recently cooked and are still hot. If you're really clever and are the type of person who pre-cooks a bunch of ground beef and rice to use throughout the week (such a time saver and leaves you no excuse for not making dinner when you get home from work), just pop your burrito into the microwave before grilling.
Taco Bell Copycat Recipes - Grilled Stuffed Burritos
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