7 Layer Burrito

How to make 7 Layer Burrito


A 7 layer burrito is a Taco Bell dish that includes a burrito with seven or more different ingredients. Instead of blending the different ingredients together, the chef spoons them into the burrito in layers like lasagna. However, there are a number of different ways to prepare a seven-layer burrito. But usually, they start with a layer of meat or beans, followed by lettuce, tomatoes, and guacamole; sometimes they include a layer of rice, and often sour cream and cheese to complete the seven layers. Then the burrito is baked in the oven for a few minutes or pressed in a grill to make it soften and heat the tortilla. In this article, you will come to know all about 7 Layer Burrito such as Ingredients, Method of Preparation, Nutritional Facts, and Reviews.


Prep Time: 10 mins 

Cook Time: 28 mins 

Course: Dinner, Lunch, 

Cuisine: American 

Servings: 3 burritos Calories: 986 kcal



For The Rice Preparation

You will need the following items for preparing the rice.

  •  1/2 cup rice uncooked, long-grain

  •  1 tbsp vegetable oil for frying

  •  1/2 tsp salt

  •  1/2 tsp garlic powder

  •  1/4 tsp cumin

  •  1/2 small onion minced fine

  •  1/4 cup crushed tomatoes

  •  1 cup chicken broth

  •  1 tsp Mexican oregano dried, or regular dried

For The Rest

  •  3 12 inch Tortilla
  •  3/4 cup refried beans
  •  guacamole 3/4 cup
  •  3/4 cup chunky salsa drained
  •   sour cream 3/4 cup
  •  1.5 cup 3 cheese blend shredded
  •  cilantro to garnish the dish
  •  1.5 cup lettuce shredded
  •  Fire Sauce see above for recipe

Preparation of  7 Layer Burrito

The Rice

  •  Heat oil in a medium-size saucepan on medium heat until it shimmers.
  •  Now add the rice, salt, and cumin and cook, stirring all the ingredients frequently for 3-4 minutes or until they become golden brown.
  •  After it add the onions and continue to cook for another 2 minutes till you can smell the flavors.
  •  Then add the remaining ingredients and give it a good stir to combine. Bring to a boil, and then reduce the flame to the lowest settings and cook for another 20 minutes keeping on the lid. You can stir occasionally.

The Rest

Steam a tortilla until it becomes adequately soft. The tortilla shouldn’t crease much when you fold it lightly. You can take 20 seconds per side in the steam. Add all the ingredients in your preferred order, wrap tightly, and grill in a pan for 2-4 minutes until the tortilla becomes dark brown and crispy.


Nutritional Value in 7 Layer Burrito

  •  Calories: 986kcal
  •  Carbohydrates: 106g
  •  Protein: 32g
  •  Fat: 49g
  •  Saturated Fat: 23g
  •  Cholesterol: 83mg
  •  Sodium: 2732mg
  •  Potassium: 1017mg
  •  Fiber: 12g
  •  Sugar: 14g
  •  Vitamin A: 1419IU
  •  Vitamin C: 16mg
  •  Calcium: 639mg
  •  Iron: 7mg



Reviewed 28 October 2017

7 layer burrito The staple food for vegetarian students in the USA. Was for me at least. Had it back in India after a long time when the first outlet was opened in Oberoi mall. Went with some friends who were surprised to see how I hogged on them. Date of visit: January 2017


Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love that 7-layer burrito I can't imagine why there's a line a McDonald's when Taco Bell is right next door. Sure, it's a guilty pleasure but I don't feel greasy after I eat. Try the 7-layer burrito or the Crunch wrap supreme.


Taco Bell - 7 Layer Burrito Review from Chattanooga, Tennessee

My wife and I go to the Taco Bells around the corner witch is number #003548. That is 1470 Coors Road Northwest Albuquerque New Mexico 87121 - ****. I know you guys are cheap or I guess inexpensive but you could do something about the preparation of the food you sell. The fighter and the seven-layer and the beefy Fritos burritos all were made horribly wrong. None of the food had ingredients spread over evenly so you have a hot half then a cold half. All the burritos were cold. The Frozen Drink Machine was broken again so no Baja Blast or anything else for that matter. This seems to happen all the time, daytime, noon, and nighttime. The receipt says for a chance to win see back of the receipt. There is absolutely nothing on the back of this receipt. I'm getting to hate your company and your food preparation. Please do something about this I know my friends and family have complained also.

Latest news

Taco Bell is removing its 7-Layer Burrito and other classics to make room for two new menu items. Taco Bell has announced to remove its 7-Layer Burrito or Spicy Potato Soft Taco from the menu. If you love this dish very much then you need to visit a Taco Bell soon, as they will no longer be on the menu starting August 13, 2020. The fast-food chain has announced that they want to simplify the menu by retiring 11 items so that they can introduce new items on their menu. "This evolved menu approach comes after months of analyzing the new way we are running our restaurants," the company said in a statement. "We want to ensure an easy and fast ordering experience for our guests and team members."