Meat Smothered Burrito

How to make Meat Smothered Burrito

Meat Smothered Burrito is one of the most famous Taco Villa menu items that includes seasoned and cooked beef along with cheese and enchilada sauce. 

If you want to prepare this dish at home, then you can follow the below recipe that we have modified for your convenience. Before preparing this dish, you should arrange the required ingredients for preparing this dish.


Meat smothered Burrito features seasoned and cooked ground beef and a good blend of cheese inside it. It also includes enchilada sauce inside it, which gives the burrito a smothered texture. If you want to prepare this recipe at home, then you have to arrange the following ingredients before the preparation.

For the Beef

  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 8 ounce can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder

For Homemade Enchilada Sauce

  • ½ cup oil
  • 4 Tablespoons flour
  • ⅓ to ½ cup chili powder
  • 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
  • 3 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion salt
  • salt to taste

For the Burritos

  • 8 Burrito-Sized Flour Tortillas
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 16-ounce cans Refried Beans, Or can use homemade refried beans

For the Optional Toppings

  • Lettuce
  • Fresh Tomato
  • Guacamole
  • Sour Cream


Method of Preparation

Seasoned Beef Preparation

  1. To prepare the ground beef, in a large skillet add oil over medium heat. When the oil is warm, add ground beef to it and cook until it is completely cooked through or it no longer remains pink. Drain the excess grease and return to the stove over low heat.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, tomato sauce and the seasonings. Stir well to combine all the spices. Allow to cook over low heat for another 2-3 minutes. When beef is properly cooked, remove it from heat and keep aside.

Homemade Enchilada Sauce Preparation

  1. To prepare enchilada sauce, heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add in flour and chilli powder, stir the ingredients to combine well and then reduce heat to medium flame. Stir continuously and cook until lightly browned in colour.
  2. Add tomato sauce, water, cumin, garlic powder and onion salt into the skillet. Stir continuously and continue to cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes or until it is slightly thickened. Add salt as per the desired taste.

To assemble the Burrito

  1. To assemble the burrito, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Then spray 2 baking dishes with vegetable spray.
  3. Place the tortillas on a flat working surface.
  4. Add a great portion of beans in the middle of the tortilla. Then, add about ⅓ cup of cheese.
  5. Fold in the ends of the tortilla towards the middle and bring the bottom of the tortilla up. Fold and roll at the same time to give it the shape of a burrito.
  6. Place the burritos in the baking dishes and pour the enchilada sauce over the top of the burritos. Add more cheese over the top.
  7. Garnish with Cotija cheese and bake for 30 minutes until it becomes hot or until the cheese melts.

Nutrition Facts

There are 620 calories in 1 from Taco Villa; most of the calories come from carbohydrates and fats. Let us discuss all the nutrients that we get from 1 Meat Smothered Burrito from Taco villa.

  • Serving: 1 
  • Calories: 620
  • Calories from Fat: 320
  • Total Fat (g): 35
  • Saturated Fat (g): 0
  • Trans Fat (g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 85
  • Sodium (mg): 1240
  • Total Carbohydrates (g): 45
  • Dietary Fiber (g): 4
  • Sugars (g): 0
  • Protein (g): 31

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Nutrition Facts Source:


Brett R.

Big Spring, TX


Eating at Taco Villa is not a bad meal, nor will your experience blow you away. Growing up south of Houston, Taco Bell was our destination, but moving to Lubbock made Taco Villa new. Either way, both joints do what they do and depending on the day you may or may not enjoy your meal. The Fiesta Taco Salad is great with extra ground beef. The smothered burrito is good and I like the hot sauce. Unfortunately, similar to most restaurants in this area, employees seem not to are about service or quality.


Teana R.

Big Spring, TX


Totes disappointed! Taco Villa used to be my go-to place for ice! I buy it by the bag, and it lasts me 2 weeks. Between two weeks ago and today, they change their ice machine. Now is not the lovely little pellets of ice that I know in love, but the little stuck together cubes! I can get that anywhere! And for free. Here's hoping it's just temporary oh, but I guess I'll switch to getting my ice from Sonic now. I know of at least three places in town that will sell their ice by the bag. Chicken e and Sonic are now the only two that sell and have the pellets.

Ginger M.

Joplin, MO


For fast food Mexican style this is really tasty fare.  It's nothing super authentic but if you like spicy, definitely get "green sauce" and it is delicious.  I had the combination burrito and my husband got a few things, all were good.  The Mexi Curls are identical to Arby's curly fries in every way, which wasn't a bad thing but it's definitely nothing out of the ordinary, either.  The dining room was very clean and the staff was welcoming.  We got our food really quick too.  It seemed like a lot of Big Spring residents were coming in for a post-church meal on our Sunday visit which was a little surprising, as I don't normally see people in my town all dressed up going to Taco Bell after their church service.  It was cute, honestly.  I would grab Taco Villa a hundred times before Taco Bell if it was in my area.

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What is a smothered Burrito?

A smothered burrito is basically a burrito that is smothered and covered in a red enchilada sauce and melted cheese. It is also popularly called a wet burrito. In this recipe, the burrito is usually loaded up with rice, beans, ground beef, taco meat, and cheese, topped with lettuce, tomato, and cilantro.

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Taco Villa celebrating 50 years of connecting with customers

Many West Texans have a strong affinity for the fast-casual Mexican food, and Taco Burgers and Mexi-Curls, Taco Villa has served for the past 50 years, Lubbock Avalanche Journal has reported.

The first location opened in Odessa in 1968 and expanded to Lubbock.

Lubbockite Dionne Merriott remembers enjoying bean burritos and cups of iced tea, drunk out of a reusable plastic cup that cost 30 cents to refill, with her now husband Randall in the 1980s. They still have the cup.

Heidi Westbrook said she grew up in Midland eating Taco Villa combination burritos with extra red sauce and Taco Burgers multiple times a week. She now lives in Central Texas, far from Taco Villas, but said when she is in the area, there is only one restaurant option for her family, even if her kids make fun of her obsession with the place.

The leaders of Endeavor Enterprises, the company that owns 10 Taco Villa locations in Lubbock, Levelland and Clovis, New Mexico, understand the connection customers have with the brand. They have stories themselves.

Chief Operating Officer Charles Barkley said there was briefly a Taco Villa in his hometown in New Mexico when he was a kid. He remembered waiting in long lines for taco salads. When he came to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech, he recognized the buildings and again fell in love with the food.

Freddy Olivarez, a lead manager at two Lubbock locations who began working for the brand as a cook in 1984, recalled eating at Taco Villa in high school.

“I remember being 16 years old, going to Lubbock High School, walking to Taco Villa and getting burritos for lunch on my school budget,” Olivarez said. “It becomes part of your family, your life.”

Greg Blankenship, owner and president of Endeavor Enterprise, said he has a slightly different connection. When he was 14, Blankenship’s father introduced him to Bobby Cox, the founder of Taco Villa and a family friend, at Ruidoso Downs horse racing track. Meeting the man who started it all increased Blankenship’s interest in the brand.