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Taco Bell Enchirito Improved Recipe
Taco Bell Enchirito (Improved)
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Entree
Calories: 380
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Recipe Rating: 5.0 (12 reviews)
 
Since Taco Bell brought the Enchirito back from the dead a couple years ago the products formula has changed a bit. With the exclusion of the sliced black olives on top, plus a few other minor changes, this recipe represents my version of the "new" formulation of the chains enchilada/burrito fusion product first introduced in the early 60s. The technique for preparation has also been improved from the recipe found in the first Top Secret Recipes book and published here on the Web site. So, until Taco Bell changes it again, this is the ultimate clone that makes enough for an entire family of Enchirito lovers.

Source: "Top Secret Recipes" by Todd Wilbur.

1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
dash garlic powder
1/2 cup water
1 16-ounce can refried beans
10 to 12 small flour tortillas (fajita size)
1/4 onion, diced (about 1/2 cup)
1 10-ounce can La Victoria red chile sauce
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1. In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef with the flour, chili powder, salt, minced onion, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder. Use your hands to thoroughly mix the ingredients into the ground beef.

2. Add the seasoned beef mixture to the water in a skillet over medium heat. Mix well with a wooden spoon or spatula, and break up the meat as it cooks. Heat for 8 to 10 minutes, or until browned. The finished product should be very smooth with no large chunks of beef remaining.

3. Heat up the refried beans in a medium sauce pan over medium heat, or in the microwave for a couple of minutes on high.

4. Warm the tortillas in a steamer, or wrap them in moist a moist towel and microwave for 1 minute on high. You may also heat up the tortillas individually by placing each one in a hot pan over medium heat for about 15 seconds per side.

5. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of refried beans down the center of each tortilla. Spoon 3 tablespoons of beef on top of the beans followed by a couple teaspoons of minced onion.

6. Fold the two sides of the tortilla over the beans and meat and flip the tortilla over onto a plate.

7. Spoon a couple tablespoons of red sauce over the top of the tortilla, then sprinkle on a couple tablespoons of the shredded cheddar cheese.

8. Heat up the dish for 30 to 45 seconds in the microwave, or until the cheese on top begins to melt. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Makes 10 to 12.



        
Excellent
Dave  
Submitted on: 11/17/13
This tastes like the Enchirito that i first fell in love with from Taco Bell! Glad I found this recipe! The Enchirito was my favorite item from Taco Bell and they discontinued it. Now I have it again!
enchirito
Melissa s.  
Submitted on: 09/10/13
Sorry taco bell! My husband will never buy your enchiritos again! Yummm
AWESOME
EvaEynsMom  
Submitted on: 07/27/13
Great budget meal! The entire family loved this meal!
No More Enchirito
Faith  
Submitted on: 07/25/13
I went to Taco Bell today to order and they said as of yesterday, they are no longer making them. So sad, I have been eating them since I was little and I'm 46! Thanks so much for this recipe so I can make them on my own now!!!
Yummm
Michelle  
Submitted on: 05/11/13
I just made this tonight and my kids loved it!!! the only this I did not have paprika and the LV red chili sauce used other brand so I will find that sauce : )
doug  
Submitted on: 04/25/13
These tasted EXACTLY like the original!!! I am going to make these on a regular basis!! Great clone Todd!!
tina arellano  
Submitted on: 01/04/13
This is so awesome!!! Now I can have Taco bell all the time !!!! Love it, and my son thought they were really from Taco Bell...;))))
Soooo Good!
Corine  
Submitted on: 06/11/12
I made this recipe for my Step-brother when he came home from being stationed overseas with the Navy. He loved it! He continually asks for it. But I do admit I will still go the lazy man way and buy two or three :)
muhammed  
Submitted on: 07/09/10
OMG this recipe is crazy I'm never going to have to buy a enchirito again.
Michelle  
Submitted on: 10/31/05
Absolutely perfect!! I will never buy taco seasoning again! I cooked the meat as directed and made Bellbeefers with shredded cheese, diced onions, and taco bell sauce on hamburger buns. Took me right back to my childhood days of Taco Bell bellbeefers.
DAWN ROGERS  
Submitted on: 10/11/05
AWESOME RECIPE! I LOVE TACO BELL & THIS IS THE BEST. I DON'T EAT MUCH FAST FOOD, BUT I CANNOT RESIST THIS RECIPE. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE GRINGO BURGER (BELLBEEFER), THOUGH???? MISS THAT ONE!
Kathy  
Submitted on: 08/28/05
Amazing!! I made this a couple of years ago and have made again and again. Now I finally have the opportunity to rate this...glad you re-vamped your site!