The Best Grilled Cheese Burrito Recipe


Grilled Cheese Burrito Recipe

Our grilled cheese burrito recipe can easily be made at home using a few basic ingredients. This recipe makes an easy and delicious meal, that everyone will enjoy. Check out the step-by-step instructions below for more details on how to make this delicious meal. 

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Grilled Cheese Burrito

Grilled cheese burritos are an easy and tasty meal. Today we are excited to share our copycat recipe on how you can make your own homemade grilled cheese burritos. These are great for a meal when you are in a hurry, or just plain don’t know what to make.

Taco Bell Just Rolled Out a Grilled Cheese Burrito Wrapped in a Layer of Toasty Cheese It has a layer of melted cheese on the outside.

Taco Bell currently carries their version of a grilled cheese burrito which is wrapped in a layer of melted cheese and then inside a tortilla shell with the burrito filling inside. This is a tasty treat, that can currently be found at your local Taco Bell store.

Taco Bell’s Grilled Cheese Burrito comes packed with a blend of three cheeses, plus nacho cheese sauce.

Taco Bell served their grilled cheese burrito with a variety of cheeses including shredded cheese, nacho cheese sauce, and melted cheese on the outside. This burrito has a new twist to it, which tastes extremely cheesy. Today we are excited to share with you how are you can make your own version of this burrito right in your own kitchen. But first, let’s look at what a grilled cheese burrito is.

What Is the Grilled Cheese Burrito?!

What is the grilled cheese burrito? A grilled cheese burrito can be made in all kinds of different ways. The one we are going to cover today features a filling made of ground beef, sweet peppers, your favorite spices, a few types of cheeses, and rice. This burrito is special because of all of the cheese included in the burrito as well as melted on the outside of it. Making this grilled cheese burrito a very tasty and delicious meal that is fairly easy to make.

Taco Bell Grilled Stuffed Burrito (Copycat)

Our copycat recipe for Taco Bell’s grilled cheese burrito is easy to make, and also very adaptable to your specific taste. This recipe tastes great when made, and is a good dish for any occasion. This recipe is the perfect one for when you are making a meal on the fly, this burrito can be prepared quickly, and is a dish that everyone is likely to enjoy. Plus, you can easily adapt this recipe so that it fits everyone’s taste preferences. 

Enough Cheese To Please

If you love cheese, this recipe is for you! There are three different ways, that cheese is incorporated into this burrito recipe, making it amazing. Not only is there shredded cheese included in the middle, but there is also nacho cheese included in the filling as well. Top it off by grilling the burrito in more cheese for a crusty cheese on the outside. There’s just so much cheesy goodness, it’s hard to go wrong! 

Grilled Burritos

By grilling your burrito, you get a delicious crunch to the outside, as well as that beautiful appeal of the golden brown outside because of your grilled shell. Grilling your burritos is also easy to do. You can easily grill your burrito on the stovetop, in a normal nonstick pan, or in a cast-iron pan with the grids. If you really want to get creative, you could also use a George Foreman type of grill, to get those nice lines on your grilled cheese burrito.

Grilled Beef and Cheese Burritos

Grilled beef and cheese burritos are easy to make. We are going to turn our attention to looking at what you need in order to make this delicious dish, as well as some substitutions you can make if you wish. Please see the below for details. 

Ingredients & Substitutions

The basic ingredients that you need in order to make your own homemade version of Taco Bell’s grilled cheese burrito recipe include the following ingredients. 

Ground chuck
Tortilla shells
Taco seasoning
Sweet peppers
Nacho cheese sauce
Sour cream
Chipotle sauce

There are also a lot of substitutions you could make for these ingredients, as well as additional ingredients that could be included if you wish. Please see the list below for some additional ingredient ideas.

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Taco Bell Grilled Cheese Burrito Ingredients Recipe

To make our copycat version of grilled cheese burrito recipe, we used the following ingredients:

Cooked ground chuck
Sweet peppers
Minced garlic
Taco seasoning
Shredded cheese
Prepared rice
Nacho cheese sauce
Sour cream

How do I make the ‘The Grilled Cheese Burrito’ at home?

To make this grilled cheese burrito recipe at home, you will start off by browning your ground beef. Once it is cooked, add in your taco seasoning. Then in a separate pan, saute your sweet peppers with your garlic, then add into your cooked beef mixture. Take a tortilla shell, and fill it with all your goodies, then wrap it tightly. Heat a nonstick pan then add shredded cheese so that it melts. Once it is melty, take your burrito, and allow it to melt into it. Roll your burrito so that it collects all the melted cheese on the outside. Serve while hot and enjoy.  

Now that you know the basics of making this delicious copycat grilled cheese burrito recipe at home, it is time to turn your attention to the exact recipe on how to easily do this. The following recipe will walk you through the step-by-step process of making these tasty homemade grilled cheese burritos. 

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Grilled Cheese Burrito Recipe


1 pound ground chuck, cooked
Taco seasoning, to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 sweet peppers, diced
Olive oil drizzle
6 large tortilla shells 
3 cups shredded Mexican style cheese
1 ½ cup nacho cheese
3 cups cooked rice
1 cup sour cream
Chipotle sauce, as desired


Step 1

Large skillet, cook your ground chuck until it is completely cooked. Add taco seasoning to taste and salt and pepper as desired. Set your meat mixture aside. 

Step 2

In another small sauté pan, add your minced garlic, and taste sweet peppers. Sauté with a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat. Once soft, combined with meat mixture. 

Step 3

Next, take your large tortilla shell and fill it with your meat mixture, there’s some shredded cheese, some nacho cheese sauce, some of your cooked rice, and sour cream and chipotle sauce as desired. Wrap your burrito securely. 

Step 4

Take a large fry pan, and add butter to melt in the bottom. Then sprinkle shredded cheese across the pan. Cook over medium-low heat until the cheese melts. Add your prepared burrito on top of the melted cheese, and slowly roll your burrito to collect the cheese. Serve while hot. Enjoy! 


The most difficult part about this recipe is getting the cheese on the outside of your burrito. If melting your cheese in a frying pan, and rolling your burrito into it is too difficult, you can also try placing your burrito on a cookie sheet, then sprinkle shredded cheese over the top. Place your cookie sheet into the oven on a low broil for 3 to 5 minutes depending on your oven, until the cheese is melted. Check on it often so that the cheese does not burn. 


We have estimated that the above recipe makes approximately six burritos. We have therefore estimated that 1/6 of the above recipe is equal to one serving. We have estimated at one serving contains 717 calories per serving. We have also estimated that one serving contained 30.3 g total fat, 91 mg cholesterol, 394 mg sodium, 82.6 g total carbohydrates, and 27.1 g protein. 

Top Tips and Questions

There are several different tips for customizing this burrito into your own, as well as frequently asked questions relevant to this grilled cheese burrito recipe. We are going to look at all of these tips to make it your own, as well as some common questions and answers that we can provide. Please see the below sections for details.

Tips For Customizing

You could easily customize your grilled cheese burrito recipe to make it your own. You can do this by changing out the types of meat, or completely substituting out the meat for beans. A great meat substitute instead of ground beef is to use grilled chicken.

Another great way to customize your grilled cheese burrito recipe and make it your own is to add in your favorite toppings such as tomatoes, avocados, or even lettuce if you like to your burrito. You could also use your favorite seasonings, instead of what we have suggested above. Get creative and have fun making this grilled cheese burrito recipe into your very own. 

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So what is a grilled cheese burrito?

A grilled cheese burrito, is a basic burrito that features cheese on the inside as well as the outside. There are many different ways you can make a grilled cheese burrito, however, we have provided one of our favorite recipes for you above. 

What size tortilla should you use?

A common question asked when making a burrito is what size of tortilla shell should you use? This really depends on your preference. My favorite is to use a large tortilla, this gives me plenty of room to include lots of fillings as well as plenty of room to wrap my burrito securely. However, if you would rather you can also make this using mini tortilla shells instead. The choice is up to your preferences. 

How do you melt the cheese on top?

There are two ways two main ways to melt cheese on top of your burrito. The first way is to use a nonstick pan on your stovetop and start some cheese melting directly in the pan. Once the cheese is melted, add your burrito, and gently roll so that the cheese begins to stick to your burrito. This method can be tricky. 

The second way you can melt cheese on top of your burrito is to include a burrito on a cookie sheet, then sprinkle shredded cheese on top. You will then place your cookie sheet with your burrito into the oven. Turn your oven on low broil and allow it to cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Be sure to keep a close eye on it so that the cheese does not burn. 

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Where can I get the chipotle sauce?

You can pick chipotle sauce up from your local grocery store, as there are typically several options available. You can also make your own chipotle sauce if you wish. To make simply combine a quarter cup of mayo, 1 cup sour cream, two chipotle peppers in sauce, ½ lime they just used, one clove garlic, and salt to taste.

Can I skip the oil?

Although you can skip the oil if you wish, I would not recommend it. Using oil when sautéing your peppers, comes in very handy. And you could even include a drizzle of oil before you add your shredded cheese to the nonstick pan to help it work better.

What kind of cheese goes in burritos?

You can use any kind of cheese inside the burrito that you wish. My favorite kind of cheese to include in a burrito for this type is a Mexican blend of shredded cheese. Then any kind of nacho cheese will work. Get creative and experiment with your favorite kind of cheese to include is.

How do you roll a burrito?

Rolling a burrito can sometimes be one of the trickiest parts. To roll a burrito it is important to first start off by filling your burrito so that it is off-center. Then tuck in the ends over the portion that you have filled, then begin rolling with your filling first, role as tight as possible. 

Can I bake or pan fry bean burritos instead?

Yes, your burritos can be baked in the oven, or pan-fried. Either way will work well.

Do I have to cook it at all?

If you do not wish to cook your burrito, you do not have to cook your burrito at all. Cooking the burrito so that it has grill marks is completely optional. 

Can I freeze bean and cheese burritos?

Although being in cheese burritos can be frozen, they are best when fresh. If you do wish to freeze, be sure to wrap them securely before placing them into the freezer so that they keep better. 

What kind of grill press to use for bean and cheese burritos?

Honestly, the best kind of way to grill your grilled cheese burrito, is to use a normal frying pan. There’s no need to get fancy. However, if you want those special marks on your burrito, you can use any type of grill that gives the marks such as a Panini press, or George foreman.

Can I Make This On The Stovetop?

Yes! I strongly recommend making your grilled cheese burrito recipe using your stovetop. This will give you the best and crispiest results. However, getting the cheese on the outside may be a bit tricky.

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Recipe Variations

There are several different recipe variations and how to make a grilled cheese burrito. Below are a few of the top recipe variations for you. If you are looking to mix things up, check out one of these variations below. 

Grilled Bean and Cheese Burritos

You could easily make a grilled bean and cheese burrito by replacing the beef in the above recipe, with either black beans, or refried beans. Then simply prepare as instructed above. This will give you a nice change from the above recipe. 

How to make a grilled bean and cheese burritos

To make a grilled bean and cheese burrito, you will simply prepare the burrito as instructed above, only substitute out the meat for beans. Or, if you prefer you can include beans, as well as meat. For best results, you will want to use either black beans or refried beans. 

Vegetarian burrito ingredients

Looking for a beautiful colorful vegetarian burrito, you can make this using black beans, onion, garlic, tomatoes, peppers, corn, and quinoa. Include freshly made guacamole or salsa for extra moisture. Otherwise, fill a tortilla shell with the above ingredients, then grill before serving. Enjoy the delicious and colorful vegetarian burrito. 

Burrito Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Also, instead of using a tortilla shell, you can try making your burrito into a sandwich. To make a burrito grilled cheese sandwich, you will simply prepare as stated above, only instead of using a tortilla shell, place the sandwich on your favorite type of bread. 

Taco Bell Chilito (Chili Cheese Burrito) Recipe!!!

Taco Bell’s chili cheese burrito is literally what it sounds like. To make your own version of this, all you need is some chili, a can of chili will work great, and some shredded cheese. Add these two to a tortilla shell, then wrap them up tightly and then you have your easily made chili cheese burrito. 

Grilled Chicken Burritos

To make a grilled chicken burrito, prepare your chicken by marinating it in olive oil as well as your favorite garlic salt mixture. After it has marinated for several hours or overnight, grill the chicken. Then cut your grilled chicken into bite-size pieces, and combine with avocado, onions, tomato, shredded cheese, and your choice of sauces. Mix in a tortilla shell before rolling securely. Serve and enjoy. 

How To Grill The Chicken

To grill chicken for your grilled chicken burrito, you will want to cook it low and slow. It works best when you don’t flip your chicken too often. Cook until the internal temperature of your chicken reaches 165°F then remove and allow to cool before cutting into small pieces. 

How To Make Grilled Chicken Burritos

After your chicken is cooked, you can mix your chicken with your favorite ingredients. It’s some great ingredients to include in a grilled chicken burrito are tomatoes, refried beans, avocados, onions, cilantro, and shredded cheese. Mix together, then add to your shell. Roll the shell securely, then grill if desired before serving. Serve and enjoy.

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What To Pair Them With

You have decided to make a grilled cheese burrito. Now the question is, what should you serve with it? This is sometimes the most difficult of decisions. There are actually some easy side dishes, that you can serve with your grilled cheese burrito. Some great side dishes include chips and salsa, guacamole, lettuce, Pico de gallo, Mexican rice, refried beans, and churros. Make whatever sounds great to you and serve it alongside your grilled cheese burrito. 

Final thoughts

Making your own copycat version of Taco Bell’s grilled cheese burrito recipe at home is surprisingly easy. You can get creative, and include whatever ingredients you want in the burrito, plus it’s an easy, quick, and delicious recipe. It’s difficult to go wrong with this burrito recipe, as most people will love this dish, even if they are not big fans of Mexican food in general. 

This Masterpiece Is Calling Your Name

Making your own homemade grilled cheese burrito recipe is like creating your own masterpiece. After looking at this recipe, this masterpiece is now calling your name to go ahead and give it a try making it. Feel free to get creative, and add ingredients that you love to this recipe. 

Grilled Cheese Burrito

Making a grilled cheese burrito at home is easy, and you will be rewarded with a very delicious meal. Don’t take our word for it though, give this recipe a try for yourself, and let us know what you think about it!

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