Wet Burritos with Manwich

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Wet Burritos are a tasty beef burrito topped with a spicy and tangy burrito sauce with a white queso dip on top.

A plate of Wet Burritos topped with lettuce and sour cream.

As you all know I’m back to school and on the look out for easy weeknight meals.   My definition of easy weeknight meals are ones that I have most of the ingredients for in the house and that can be made in under 30 minutes.

That means I often look for convenience foods that can help me make delicious homemade meals, full of flavor, but with less prep time.  I often used canned sauces as the base for my own sauces to save on time but to add plenty of flavor.

A few months ago I made a  quick and easy Manwich pasta that we really enjoyed so I wanted to try it in another of our go to weeknight meals.   Mexican foods like tacos and burritos are easy to make and are always a favorite in our house.  I thought that the rich and tasty wet burrito sauce would be amazing if made with Manwich sauce.   Turns out I was right!


  • ground beef
  • onions
  • bell peppers
  • garlic cloves
  • cumin
  • chili powder
  • oregano
  • pepper
  • refried beans
  • cheddar cheese
  • Manwich original
  • chili without beans
  • enchilada sauce
  • soft flour tortillas
  • white queso dip

To make the Burritos:  Heat the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until browned.  Add in the onions, bell peppers, and garlic cloves and saute for 5 minutes.  Add in the cumin, chili powder, oregano, and black pepper and mix well.  Add the refried beans and cook for 5 minutes.  Meanwhile, heat the Manwich sauce, chili without beans, and enchilada sauce in a saucepan over medium heat.  Fill the tortillas with the beef mixture then add cheddar cheese.   Roll the burritos and put on a plate.   Top with the sauce and some of the queso dip.

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The burritos are made with a combination of ground beef, vegetables, and refried beans.  Cheddar cheese is sprinkled inside the burritos along with the beef mixture. 

Next the sauce is made.  The sauce is actually a combination of three different sauces.  I usually use canned tomato sauce with enchilada sauce but this time I switched it for Manwich Original sauce and it added a great tangy flavor to the sauce that tasted really great! When I first looked at the ingredients I was not sure how it would taste but it totally works.  

Can I use a packet of seasoning mix in the beef?

Your sure can.  If you don’t want or don’t have all the seasonings listed above you can use a packet of taco seasoning in place of it.  You could also use a packet of fajita mix.

Can I use a different cheese in the burritos?

Absolutely!   Use your favorite Mexican cheese in these burritos.  Some good options would be colby jack, Pepper Jack, or Mexican white cheese.  You can also use the queso dip in the burritos as well as on top of them.

Can I use homemade chili instead of the can of chili?

Of course you can!  I’d recommend you use chili that is made without beans but if you only have chili with beans that will work in a pinch.  Homemade chili is always a great option but using a can of chili is great in a pinch.

How do I store the burritos?

Only make as many burritos as you are going to eat.  This makes a lot of burritos.   To store the leftovers place the sauce in a container and put in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.  Place the meat mixture in a different container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.  Remove from refrigerator, reheat, and assemble when ready to eat.

The sauce gets poured over top of the burritos.  Then the queso dip is heated up and poured over the top of the burritos.

If you want you can add chopped tomatoes and shredded lettuce on top.  I usually do this because it tames the spices in the sauce a bit.  I also add a nice pop of color to the dish so it isn’t so red.

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These burritos are really flavorful.  The filling tastes similar to a taco filling with the addition of the refried beans.

A place of weit burritos with a fork holding up a bite close to the camera.

The sauce is a bit on the spicy side.   It also has a nice tangy flavor from the Manwich.  The white queso dip on top of the burritos adds a nice creaminess to the whole dish.

These are definitely a filling and flavorful meal.   We always have plenty of leftovers and tend to either eat them as burritos the next day or we put the filling, sauce, and queso on top of tortilla chips and make nachos.

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    A plate of Wet Burritos topped with lettuce and sour cream.

    Wet Burritos with Manwich

    Make a delicious beef burrito topped with a spicy and tangy burrito sauce and white queso dip on top.
    5 from 13 votes
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    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 25 minutes
    Total Time: 35 minutes
    Servings: 10 -12 burritos
    Author: Hezzi-D


    • 1 lb. ground beef
    • 1 medium onion chopped
    • 1 bell pepper chopped
    • 4 garlic cloves minced
    • 1 Tablespoon cumin
    • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon oregano
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 16 oz can refried beans
    • 1 15 oz can chili without beans
    • 1 10.75 oz can Manwich original sauce
    • 1 10 oz. can enchilada sauce
    • 10-12 10 inch flour tortillas
    • 1 c. cheddar cheese shredded
    • 1 c. white queso dip
    • 2 c. shredded lettuce
    • 1 c. tomatoes chopped


    • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until browned, about 7-8 minutes.
    • Add in the onions, bell peppers, and garlic cloves and saute for 5 minutes.
    • Sprinkle in the cumin,chili powder, oregano, black pepper, and salt. Saute
      for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are softened.
    • Add in the refried beans and cook for 3 minutes or until heated through.
    • Meanwhile, combine the chili without beans, Manwich sauce,  and enchilada sauce in a saucepan. Cook until heated through.
    • Heat the tortillas in the microwave for 20 seconds to softened them. Spoon ½ cup of ground beef mixture in the center and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of cheddar
    • Roll up the tortilla and place on a platter. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
    • When ready to eat place the burritos on a plate. Cover with the burrito sauce and the white queso dip.
    • Top the burritos with lettuce and tomatoes if desired.


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    A plate of wet burritos with a fork cutting a piece of the burrito.


    1. Manwich sauce! Who knew you could combine it with enchilada sauce! Love your creative way with canned ingredients.

    2. Awesome! I had no idea that Manwich was “healthy.” Who knew? I never buy it, but I might have to look at it more as an option for certain recipes!

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