Beef Burritos with Poblano Queso

I love burritos. In pretty much any incarnation. Whether it be one the size of my head via a certain chain we all know and love, or a simple baked burrito like these – they’re always such comforting and filling meals. I’d been wanting to make these since Elly first posted them, but like so many other meals – it just got put off. I ended up with an extra large package of hamburger last week with only half of it spoken for, so I finally got around to making them!

They’re a perfect quick weeknight meal that the whole family is sure to love. Seasoned beef, black beans, poblano peppers, corn, and cheese – all stuffed inside a crispy tortilla. Then while they’re baking, you whip up an insane cheese sauce to top them with. It was just going to be a sour cream sauce, but I had some cheese in the fridge, and I figured – eh? That’ll make it a queso – I don’t see how it can turn out bad. I was right. We didn’t get the opportunity to do so, but I’m sure that these would freeze beautifully. Just wrap them in plastic wrap, then stick into a freezer bag before you’d bake them. We’re always looking for new weeknight dinners, and this is definitely one to add to the repitoire!

Beef Burritos with Poblano Queso


  1. Posted April 2, 2013 at 10:37 AM | Permalink

    Oh my word do these ever look amazing!! I’m totally wishing I had the ingredients on hand to make them happen tonight…

  2. Posted April 2, 2013 at 10:52 AM | Permalink

    That looks incredible – and something John would LOOOVE. I can bet these will be on our list for next week 🙂

  3. Posted April 2, 2013 at 11:14 AM | Permalink

    I’m drooling over the pictures!

  4. Posted April 2, 2013 at 6:26 PM | Permalink

    This is one of our favorite meals. Your pictures are seriously gorgeous.

  5. Posted April 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM | Permalink

    These burritos look so tasty, now I’m officially craving Mexican food!

  6. Posted April 2, 2013 at 8:01 PM | Permalink

    These look amazing, Laura! I do love a good burrito!

  7. Posted April 3, 2013 at 7:55 AM | Permalink

    I could eat this for breakfast.

  8. Posted April 3, 2013 at 10:37 AM | Permalink

    Love that you baked these! They look phenomenal!! Can’t wait till husband gets home from his business trip to make these for us all. Thanks!

  9. Posted April 3, 2013 at 11:43 AM | Permalink

    These look incredible and that sauce looks amazing!

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  11. Posted April 3, 2013 at 11:16 PM | Permalink

    Saw these on Pinterest, and just HAD to make them for dinner tonight. They were fantastic!! The only thing was that the sauce didn’t turn out right, it was curdled and grainy. 🙁 I didn’t have whole milk so I used 2%, and I used Pepper Jack cheese instead of white cheddar. I’m guessing it was because of the milk?? I’ve never been good at making cheese sauces, so I’ll try it again soon with whole milk and white cheddar. All in all, it was a great meal! Thanks! 🙂

    • Posted April 3, 2013 at 11:25 PM | Permalink

      I think I figured out why it was curdling. It needed to have flour in there before adding the milk. I will try that next time! Ha- thanks for letting me think that out on your comments! 😉

      • Posted April 4, 2013 at 7:29 AM | Permalink

        Shawn, I use white American cheese for my queso. It’s the secret to a smooth, easy to melt sauce!

  12. Posted April 11, 2013 at 10:16 PM | Permalink

    So glad you liked these! We actually had them again this week. Love the idea of turning the sauce into a queso – you can never have too much cheese. 🙂

  13. April
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 11:45 PM | Permalink

    I don’t have a gas burner. What’s another way to blacken and peel poblano peppers?

    • Posted May 2, 2013 at 6:58 AM | Permalink

      Under the broiler or on the grill are other alternatives.

  14. Lindsay
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 11:26 PM | Permalink

    There’s two poblanos listed in the ingredients, but I can only see where you added one into the sauce part of the recipe… am I going blind? Or do you put two in the sauce? These look awesome and I’m so excited to try them! Thanks in advance!

    • Posted June 13, 2013 at 7:31 AM | Permalink

      It goes in the burrito filling, Lindsay. I forgot to add it to the recipe instructions, but have corrected the problem. Thanks for letting me know!

  15. Sherry in Union, KY
    Posted June 18, 2013 at 5:04 PM | Permalink

    These were fun to make and my husband and teenagers enjoyed them. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  16. Kimberly H
    Posted March 3, 2014 at 1:02 AM | Permalink

    These are amazing! After making them once and loving them, my husband and I made them again within a week. A new favorite of ours!

  17. Amy
    Posted March 3, 2015 at 6:34 PM | Permalink

    Hi Laura, I have made this dish 3 times in the last month, Thank you. My husband and I love this dish. Tonight I made it with shredded chicken and it was amazing also. I look forward to making more of your yummy recipes.

    Thank you
    Amy 🙂

    • Posted March 4, 2015 at 12:09 AM | Permalink

      I’m sure it was wonderful with the chicken too! Thanks so much for stopping back by to comment, Amy 🙂

  18. Mike M
    Posted October 26, 2016 at 5:52 PM | Permalink

    I’ve made these a few times now and they’re delicious! I’d like to point out that even though the corn is in the ingredients and pictures they actually aren’t in the recipe. Thanks for the good recipe!

  19. Posted December 14, 2016 at 12:37 AM | Permalink

    Oh my these look amazing. Thanks for sharing thise awesome recipe. Simon

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