12 Recipes to Consider for National Burrito Day

Posted: April 6, 2023 11:00 am

National Burrito Day is typically celebrated on the first Thursday of April. This year that date falls on April 6. While you will find a number of discounts at many of the nation’s most popular restaurants serving burritos to commemorate the day, you can also prepare your own burrito recipes. Here are 12 of the best burrito recipes to consider making this year for National Burrito Day.

Classic Breakfast Burrito

Start your celebration of National Burrito Day with these fabulous breakfast burritos. These breakfast treats are stuffed with spicy sausage, scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, and a lively avocado-tomato sauce. This recipe is highly customizable, allowing you to alter the ingredients to fit your tastes. For instance, feel free to add in some mushrooms or spinach for an additional dose of veggies. Or get creative with the cheese combinations. The star of the show is the homemade salsa made with avocado, diced tomatoes, shallot, minced garlic, jalapeño, lime juice, salt, cumin, and fresh cilantro.

Chorizo Burritos

Chorizo burritos make another tasty and filling breakfast idea. Chorizo sausage can be used in a myriad of Mexican-inspired recipes. In addition to the spicy chorizo, the tortillas are stuffed with crispy diced potatoes, peppers, onions, scrambled eggs, and cheese. These chorizo burritos freeze beautifully, meaning that you can make them in advance and have them on hand for those busy mornings when you want a hearty breakfast but do not have time to spend in the kitchen.

Chicken Fajita Tortilla Bowls

Want to enjoy the delicious taste of a burrito without all of the mess? Try these chicken fajita tortilla bowls, filled with the traditional ingredients of a burrito in bowl form. The addition of Tajin spice kicks up the flavor profile of the chicken. The chicken is joined by a mix of onions, bell peppers, and smoky poblano peppers. Other ingredients in this bowl include rice, tortillas, grilled corn, fresh avocado, and the cheese of your choice. You can also garnish the bowls with salsa, sour cream, and more. This recipe makes a great buffet idea if you are serving a crowd and want people to be able to create a dish to their exact preferences.

Spinach and Bean Burrito

You can be conscious of your health and still enjoy a good burrito on National Burrito Day. This spinach and bean burrito recipe is loaded with protein from the black beans as well as heart-healthy spinach. These burritos make a great quick lunch, helping you to zip through your day with energy. Mexican rice, cheese, and romaine lettuce fill out the rest of the burrito. These vegetarian burritos are also a good option for those with specific dietary preferences.

Steak Burritos

Why settle for boring ground beef when you can upgrade your burritos with steak? These hearty steak burritos can be made with ribeye, New York strip, or sirloin steak, giving you plenty of options when selecting your cut of beef. The steak is seasoned with a homemade seasoning made with cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and paprika. Once the steak is done, you can begin assembling your burrito using filling ideas such as avocado, salsa, beans, rice, and cheese. Some sautéed vegetables also make a great addition to these meaty burritos.

Lentil Burritos

These lentil burritos combine the flavors of Indian and Mexican cuisine to create a unique meal. A green lentil filling is paired with corn salsa, crisp lettuce, and a spicy chipotle sauce that brings it all together. While the recipe calls for the use of wheat tortillas, you can use any variety that you like. After filling the tortilla and folding in the sides to seal in the ingredients, you will lightly brown the burrito on a skillet. Depending on the flavor profile that you wish to create, season the lentils with either curry powder or taco seasoning.

Pulled Pork Burritos

Moving onto pork, these pulled pork burritos will become a staple in your meal rotation once you try this recipe. The pulled pork imparts the flavor of a classic outdoor barbecue with barbecue sauce, coriander, and lime. The tortillas are also filled with Mexican or brown rice, black beans, bell pepper, garlic, and more. The burritos are sprinkled with cheese and baked in the oven until warm and gooey. The usual burrito toppings also come into play for the finishing touch.

Italian Beef Burritos

Add a fun twist to your burrito dinner with this recipe for Italian beef burritos. While the ingredients take on the appearance of a classic Mexican burrito, the flavors are more reminiscent of Italian cuisine. This flavor profile comes from the inclusion of spaghetti sauce, oregano, and mozzarella. Other ingredients include ground beef, onions, red and green bell peppers, kidney beans, sour cream, and a myriad of seasonings. This recipe could not be easier to put together when crunched for time.

Smothered Burritos

Elevate your meal by smothering your burrito with a red chili enchilada sauce. These smothered burritos are sure to be a hit with the entire family. This recipe calls for seasoned ground beef, refried beans, Mexican rice, and shredded cheese. All of this goodness is wrapped in a tortilla and covered with red chili sauce and topped with more cheese. Serve these burritos with chips and salsa for a mouth-watering Mexican fiesta.

Shrimp Zucchini Burrito Boats

If you are watching your carb intake, you will want to try these shrimp zucchini burrito boats. Rather than a tortilla, a zucchini boat holds in all of the delicious filling. The hollowed out zucchini is stuffed with a mixture of shrimp, frozen corn, black beans, cherry tomatoes, jalapeño, garlic, onion, cheddar cheese, and Monterey Jack cheese. The result is a healthy yet tasty meal that you can enjoy free of guilt. Serve these zucchini burrito boats with a side salad for a complete meal that is bursting with nutritional value.

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl Soup

Enjoy the flavor of Chipotle restaurant with this easy slow cooker chipotle chicken burrito bowl soup. A number of ingredients are thrown into a slow cooker to create this comforting soup, including chicken, pinto beans, frozen corn, onion, pepper, lime juice, rice, broth and a variety of seasonings. Be sure to set out a handful of toppings so that your family can customize their bowls. Good choices include cheese, sour cream, cilantro, and guacamole. A side of chips or tortillas for dipping is another good idea.

The Ultimate Vegetarian Burrito

This recipe for the ultimate vegetarian burrito will make you forget that you are eating healthy. The cilantro-lime rice is the centerpiece of this recipe, also filled with homemade chipotle-spiced black beans, peppers and onions, and a lovely avocado cream sauce. You will love incorporating this recipe into your weekly meal prep rotation. You do not want to miss out on trying these colorful burritos.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to burritos. Do not limit yourself to the classic burrito recipe when you are looking for ways to lean into National Burrito Day.

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