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Bacon-Wrapped Cheeseburger Burritos

I promise you won’t regret indulging in these over-the-top cheeseburger burritos filled with all the classic cheeseburger toppings you know and love then wrapped in crispy bacon.

Four cheeseburger burritos halves with fries.

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What’s to love about this recipe?

  • It’s a fun twist on a classic! While cheeseburgers will never grow old (at least not for me!) putting a unique spin on them does nothing but increase my adoration for them. I personally love reinventing classic recipes and since you’re here, I bet you do too. These bacon cheeseburger burritos take all the traditional cheeseburger ingredients and wrap ’em up in a flour tortilla rather than smooshing them between two buns; all the flavor but twice the fun!
  • It’s suprisingly simple! Believe it or not, preparing this dish is only slightly more difficult than preparing your standard cheeseburgers and only takes 20-minutes!!
  • It’s filling! Serve these bacon-wrapped burritos for lunch or dinner and that’s all you’ll need; trust me! They are loaded to the max with ground beef, cheese, tomato, onion, pickle, and lettuce and of course wrapped in bacon.
Cheeseburger burritos on a plate with fries and ketchup.

Ingredients + notes & substitutions

Ingredients for bacon cheeseburger burritos.
  • Ground beef
  • Garlic
  • Water: Cooking the ground beef in a little bit of water keeps it nice and tender which is ideal.
  • Worcestershire sauce: The use of Worcestershire is a simple way to add a lot of flavor to the ground beef and thus a go-to anytime I make burgers.
  • Ground black pepper: For seasoning the ground beef.
  • Kosher salt: Also for seasoning the ground beef.
  • Mayonnaise: The base of the burger sauce which will be combined with the ground beef.
  • Ketchup: For the burger sauce as well.
  • Yellow mustard: Another ingredient in the burger sauce.
  • Dill pickles: I prefer to dice up some baby dill pickles because I like the extra crunch, however, you could easily use any variety of pickles or even dill pickle relish. If you’re into it, you could even use bread and butter pickles or sweet pickles.
  • Tomato: The tomato adds some freshness. I used one medium sized Roma tomato but any variety will do.
  • White onion: Could sub for yellow onion or even red.
  • Large flour tortillas
  • American cheese: I opted for American cheese to keep it classic and because it just melts and integrates into the burritos so well. If you’re not a fan of American cheese you could certainly sub for whichever type you prefer.
  • Shredded lettuce: Not a fan of cooked lettuce? Yeah, typically I’m not either. BUT I found that it really actually works in these burritos. Feel free to leave it out if you so choose.
  • Bacon: Almost always I recommend thick-cut baon but for this recipe you’ll want to go with your standard cut bacon. These babies are already loaded and high in calories so no need for the extra. Additionly, the regular bacon cooks much faster and crisps up better.

How do you make bacon wrapped cheeseburger burritos? (+ tips)

  1. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, use your hands to combine the ground beef, garlic, water, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and salt.
Ground beef mixture prior to cooking.

3. Once hot, transfer the ground beef to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes until thoroughly cooked, breaking it apart and stirring it as it cooks. Transfer to a strainer to drain the excess liquid.

Cooked ground beef in skillet.

4. In a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard. Stir in the ground beef and set aside.

Ground beef mixed with burger sauce.

5. To assemble: In a line down the center of each tortilla, arrange four American cheese halves so that they are not overlapping or overlapping very little. Top each with a third of the ground beef mixture. Sprinkle on two tablespoons of each of the following: onions, pickles, and tomato. Fold the opposite edges of the tortilla in slightly then roll it shut to form a burrito. Beginning at the seam side, wrap four slices of bacon around each burrito. I find that it’s easiest to lay the bacon slices out parallel to each other on a flat surface about half an inch apart, wrap the ends of the bacon over the top of the burrito then roll it until the bacon is fully wrapped around it.

Burritos prior to rolling.
Bacon-wrapped burritos prior to cooking.

6. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, place the burritos in the skillet seam side down. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side (4) or until brown and crispy. Remove from heat and serve warm.

Cooked bacon cheeseburger burritos.

Can they be cooked in the oven?

They absolutely can although it will take quite a bit longer to cook them using this method and the bacon tends to not crisp up as much. To bake: preheat your oven to 400 degrees, if you have a wire cooling rack place it atop your baking sheet – if not line it with tin foil or parchment paper, place the burritos on the baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes flipping halfway through.

How to store

Although these burritos are best enjoyed fresh, they will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Leftovers should be wrapped tightly in tin foil, plastic wrap, or bees wrap or stored in an airtight container.

Close up of plate of burritos with fries.
Close-up of bacon-wrapped cheeseburger burritos.

More burger recipes you may enjoy:

  • Bacon Hatch Chile Burgers: I can’t wait for you to bite into these indulgent bacon hatch chile burgers! They are made with a combination of beef and pork rendering them extra juicy, topped with melted cheddar and crispy bacon, and smothered with a smoky roasted hatch chile sauce.
  • Mushroom and Swiss Burgers w/ Black Garlic Aioli: Step-up your burger game with these loaded mushroom and Swiss burgers with black garlic aioli. These next-level burgers are juicy, umami-rich, and ready in less than 30-minutes.
  • Reuben Burgers: If you love Reuben’s and have some leftover corned beef these Reuben burgers are a great choice! The patties, which are a combination of ground beef and corned beef, are grilled up with sauerkraut and Swiss cheese then smushed between two slices of Rye bread with homemade dressing.

If you make these bacon-wrapped cheeseburger burritos I’d love your feedback. Please leave a comment and/or a rating below as I greatly value your opinion. Or snap a pic and tag me on Instagram @taoofspiceblog. Love, light, and happy cooking ya’ll ♥

Four cheeseburger burritos halves with fries.

Bacon-Wrapped Cheeseburger Burritos

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

I promise you won't regret indulging in these over-the-top cheeseburger burritos filled with all the classic cheeseburger toppings you know and love then wrapped in bacon.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 3/8 cup diced dill pickles
  • 3/8 cup diced tomato
  • 3/8 cup diced white onion
  • 3 large flour tortillas
  • 6 slices American cheese, halved
  • 3/4 cup shredded lettuce 
  • 12 slices regular cut bacon

Instructions

  1. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, use your hands to combine the ground beef, garlic, water, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and salt.
  3. Once hot, transfer the ground beef to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes until thoroughly cooked, breaking it apart and stirring it as it cooks. Transfer to a strainer to drain excess liquid.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard. Stir in the ground beef and set aside.
  5. To assemble: In a line down the center of each tortilla, arrange four American cheese halves so that they are not overlapping or overlapping very little. Top each with a third of the ground beef mixture. Sprinkle on two tablespoons of each of the following: onions, pickles, and tomato. Fold the opposite edges of the tortilla in slightly then roll it shut to form a burrito. Beginning at the seam side, wrap four slices of bacon around each burrito. (See body of post for more detailed instructions and pictures).
  6. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, place the burritos in the skillet seam side down. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side (4) or until brown and crispy. Remove from heat and serve warm.

Storage: Although these burritos are best enjoyed fresh, they will keep in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Leftovers should be wrapped tightly in tin foil, plastic wrap, or bees wrap or stored in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1016Total Fat: 62gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 33gCholesterol: 215mgSodium: 2274mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 69g

The nutritional information provided is computer generated. It is only an estimate and intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition details may vary depending on various factors such as origin, freshness of ingredients, etc

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