Taco Bell Grilled Cheese Burrito

Taco Bell Grilled Cheese Burrito

The recipe for this copy cat Taco Bell grilled cheese burrito is simple and flavorful. It tastes just like the Taco Bell version. 

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 35 minutes
Fat 57 Carbs 44 Protein 45
Yield 4


Seasoned Beef

  • 1-lb. 85/15 ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic 
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Chipotle Sour Cream 

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoons chipotle hot sauce 
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper 

Other Ingredients 


  1. First, prepare the beef. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef skillet and break the meat up. Sprinkle the granulated garlic, chili powder, salt, and pepper to the beef. 
  2. Let the beef cook in the spices until it is fully cooked, 5-7 minutes. 
  3. Remove the beef from the heat and set aside. 
  4. Prepare the chipotle sour cream. Add the sour cream, chipotle hot sauce, and cayenne pepper to a bowl and mix until well combined. Set aside. 
  5. Assemble a burrito. Add ¼ pound of beef to a large bowl. Add ¼ cup chipotle sour cream, ¼ cup rice, ½ cup cheese, and ¼ cup tortilla strips to the bowl. Fold the ingredients together until combined. Add the mixture to the middle of a tortilla. Then, fold in 2 sides and roll it into a burrito.
  6. Cook the burrito. Heat the same large nonstick skillet over medium/high heat. Add 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil to the skillet. When the olive oil is fragrant add ¼ cup cheese in the shape of a line in the center of the nonstick skillet and place the burrito on top of the cheese. 
  7. Carefully place a heavy cast iron skillet on top of the burrito. Let the burrito cook with the cheese for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese melts and begins to brown. 
  8. Remove the cast iron skillet from the burrito and carefully flip the burrito. Cook the burrito for an additional 2-3 minutes or until browned on the opposite side. Remove the burrito from the skillet. 
  9. Repeat steps 5-7 until all 4 burritos are assembled and cooked. 
  10. Let the burrito rest for 1 minutes before serving. 

Tips & Notes

  • We found that if you mix all the ingredients together and then wrap them, the cheese melts best. If you are a layered burrito kind of a person, feel free to layer as well. It is delicious either way. 
  • Be sure to buy XL tortillas, you will need the room.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Calories: 869 Sugar: 6 Sodium: 1323 Fat: 57 Carbohydrates: 44 Fiber: 2 Protein: 45 Cholesterol: 141
Author: Linley HansonCategory: DinnerMethod: Stove TopCuisine: American

Keywords: Grilled Cheese Burrito