Turkey Tomatillo and Bean Burrito

A great recipe for Turkey Tomatillo and Bean Burrito. Spicy or mild, have it your way!

Turkey Tomatillo and Bean Burrito

What’s the first thing you think of when you think of Mexican Food. Yep Tacos. What else? Chips & Salsa. And? Yep, a delicious Turkey Tomatillo and Bean Burrito.

There’s just something about a large warm flour tortilla filled with meat and cheese and beans. I’ve never hidden the fact that I LOVE Mexican Food. I could eat it every day!

Turkey Tomatillo and Bean Burrito

This easy to make Turkey Tomatillo and Bean Burrito recipe will not disappoint. Filled with a delicious Tomatillo flavored Turkey filling. Pinto beans and Mexican Cheese bring this Burrito to the next level.

I like my Mexican food with a little kick to it so I made sure to use the “hot” Tomatillo Salsa. But you can use a mild or medium Tomatillo salsa to suit your taste buds.

Turkey Tomatillo and Bean Burrito

An alternative to using chicken broth is Better Than Bouillon. I often use it when I don’t have broth on hand.

Turkey Tomatillo and Bean Burrito

I usually prefer a “dry” Burrito (no sauce on it) but this time around I had it “wet”. That means the burrito is coated with more Tomatillo Salsa and shredded cheese then broiled in the oven. You can skip this step if you want a dry Burrito.

fresh tomatillos
Fresh Tomatillos

And just like most of my recipes, you can substitute for your favorite cheese or salsa. You can even use different beans but be careful, not all types of beans might work with this recipe.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Turkey Tomatillo and Bean Burrito recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Flour Tortillas, Vegetable Oil, Ground Turkey, Yellow Onion, Garlic Cloves, Red Bell Pepper, Salt & Pepper, Low Sodium Chicken Broth, Pinto Beans, Tomatillo Salsa, Fresh Cilantro and Mexican Blend Cheese.

  1. Preheat the oven to 275°F. Wrap the flour tortilla in foil and warm it in the oven.
  2. Preheat a large skillet with the vegetable oil and add the ground turkey and cook until the turkey is browned.
  3. Add the onions, garlic, bell peppers, salt, and pepper to the turkey. Continue to cook for approximately three minutes stirring often. Add the chicken broth, pinto beans, and 1 1/2 cups of the tomatillo salsa.
  4. Turn the heat to high and continue to cook for 5 to 6 minutes or until the turkey mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and add the cilantro stirring to combine.
  5. Remove the flour tortillas from the oven and switch the broiler on.
  6. Scoop the turkey mixture into the center of each warm tortilla. Sprinkle each burrito with 1/4 cup of cheese, and roll them up burrito style.
  7. Line a baking dish with the burritos with the seams side down. Top each burrito with a little bit of the remaining Tomatillo salsa. Sprinkle the burritos with the remaining cheese and place the dish under the broiler until the cheese has melted and browned. Serve immediately.

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Turkey Tomatillo and Bean Burrito

Turkey Tomatillo and Bean Burrito

A great recipe for Turkey Tomatillo and Bean Burrito. Spicy or mild, have it your way!
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 Burritos
Calories 828 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • Baking Dish

Ingredients
 

  • 4 Flour Tortillas, 12 inch
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 ½ lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • ½ Cup Yellow Onion, Diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 15 oz Pinto Beans, Rinsed and Drained
  • 16 oz Tomatillo Salsa
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
  • 10 oz Mexican Blend Cheese, Shredded

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 275°F. Wrap the flour tortilla in foil and warm in the oven.
  • Preheat a large skillet with the vegetable oil. Add the ground turkey and cook until the turkey is browned.
  • Add the onions, garlic, bell peppers, salt, and pepper to the turkey. Continue to cook for approximately three minutes stirring often. Add the chicken broth, pinto beans, and 1 1/2 cups of the tomatillo salsa.
  • Turn the heat to high and continue to cook for 5 to 6 minutes until the turkey mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and add the cilantro stirring to combine.
  • Remove the flour tortillas from the oven and switch the broiler on.
  • Scoop the turkey mixture into the center of each warm tortillas. Sprinkle each burrito with 1/4 cup of cheese, and roll them up burrito style.
  • Line a baking dish with the burritos with the seams side down. Top each burrito with a little bit of the remaining Tomatillo salsa. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and place the dish under the hot broiler. Broil until the cheese has melted and browned. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 828kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 71gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 161mgSodium: 1622mgPotassium: 1453mgFiber: 11gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 2165IUVitamin C: 45.3mgCalcium: 562mgIron: 5.2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Mason says:

    I love this Turkey Tomatillo and Bean Burrito. I love the cheese on the top of the tortilla as it gives it that great cheesy flavour.