Ground Beef Wet Burritos

This copycat recipe from Beltline Bar in Grand Rapids, Michigan is a filling and hearty family meal! Similar to enchiladas, but with a kicked up sauce, these smothered burritos are freezer friendly and so simple to make! Great with ground turkey or chicken instead of beef. 

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casserole dish with burritos covered in cheese.

Hello!! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend so far!! 

I spent the day cooking up some new recipes, cleaning and packing for the move. I've lived in the same place for 5 years and didn't realize how much stuff I actually accumulated in that time. 

I have so many boxes of stuff to donate to the thrift store. It feels nice to go through everything. 

We are less than 4 weeks from closing on the house. My daughter and I got to see the inside of the house on Tuesday. It was SO exciting! Most of the inside is completed.

Since it's a Habitat for Humanity home, we haven't seen much of the inside progress so far, thus making it extra exciting. I can't wait to have a brand new kitchen to cook in, and dining space to entertain.

Today's recipe comes from my sister Shannon's kitchen. 

We went to visit her a couple weekends ago, and she made these Wet Burritos! This isn't the first time she's made them for us. 

Shannon's been making them for years, since she lived in Grand Rapids, MI.

There's a restaurant/bar there, Beltline and they serve these wonderful wet burritos. This is the copycat of the ones you can try there, for a fraction of the price, at home.

They are super saucy and the sauce is such a unique blend of ingredients. Similar to an enchilada, but bigger and better tasting in my opinion. They taste fantastic topped with some guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo. Serve with some rice for a complete meal!

What are the ingredients in this recipe??

burrito on a white plate with a fork and a piece cut out of it.

Full printable recipe below

You can add or substitute with the following ingredients:


burrito on a plate garnished with sour cream and black olives.

  • Meat and sauce can also be frozen for later use. Just defrost and assemble per recipe instructions!

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did! Thanks for stopping by!


Ground Beef Wet Burritos

Yield: 8 burritos
Author: Hot Eats and Cool Reads


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1- 16 ounce can refried beans
  • 1- 18 ounce jar beef gravy
  • 1- 10 ounce can enchilada sauce
  • 1- 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 8 large flour tortillas (burrito size)
  • 1 pound shredded Mexican four cheese blend
  • guacamole, pico de gallo, lettuce, black olives, sour cream, for topping, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and onion, until no longer pink. 
  3. Add cumin and refried beans. Stir until combined, warming through.
  4. In a saucepan, combine the gravy, enchilada sauce and tomato sauce. Heat to warm.
  5. Evenly distribute the ground beef mixture between the tortillas. 
  6. Fold each tortilla over the ground beef, tucking in each side while folding.
  7. Place each burrito seam side down in a large baking dish. Pour sauce mixture over the burritos and sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top.
  8. Bake for 20-30 minutes until cheese is melted and starts to brown.
  9. Serve topped with condiments of your choice.


Meat and sauce can also be frozen for later use. Just defrost and assemble per directions above!
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  1. G'day! Love wet burritos, true!
    Have a lot of childhood memories and your photo made me smile today! Thank you!
    Cheers! Joanne
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  2. This is my kinda meal - easy Mexican food :) Pinned this, Sheena! So excited for you and your move - won't be long!!

  3. Great info! I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have. 3 Counties Cleaning

  4. This is in my repeat recipe file. Family loved them and going to make again.

  5. May I ask what beef gravy is? Where would I find it in the store?

    1. It's gravy usually used on mashed potatoes found in a jar most often in the spice aisle of grocery stores.

  6. Thank you for this wonderful recipe. Love the sauce, I made the whole recipe of sauce and it was a little too much for only six burritos and I have some sauce left over for another time. So happy for your new home.

  7. If you are using ground turkey can you still use beef gravy or should you use chicken gravy?

    1. I'd probably still use beef, but chicken would definitely work too! Enjoy!

  8. So I planned to make enchiladas this week using rotisserie chicken, but this sounds so yummy and something new for a change, my ? is should I still use beef gravy or do chicken instead?

    1. I would still use the beef gravy. Thanks for commenting and enjoy!


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