7 Layer Burrito

One of my favourite youtubers has a running joke about Taco Bell getting rid of the 7 layer burrito. I bought a panini press on a whim. The rest just all made sense!

This is very much a “good enough” recipe. Everything is ready made except the rice, and if you have the energy, The Fire Sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time28 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 burritos
Calories: 693kcal


The Rice

  • 1/2 cup rice uncooked, long grain
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 small onion minced fine
  • 1/4 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tsp mexican oregano dried, or regular dried

The Rest

  • 3 12 inch Tortilla
  • 3/4 cup refried beans
  • 3/4 cup guacamole
  • 3/4 cup chunky salsa drained
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup 3 cheese blend shredded
  • cilantro to top
  • 1.5 cup lettuce shredded
  • Fire Sauce see above for recipe


The Rice

  • Heat the oil in a medium sauce pan on medium heat until shimmering
  • Add the rice, salt and cumin and cook, stirring frequently, for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown and bloated
  • Add the onions and continue to cook another 2 minutes til fragrant
  • add everything else, stir to combine, bring to a boil, then reduce to low and cook for 20 minutes covered, stirring occasionally

The Rest

  • Steam a tortilla until adequately malleable- it shouldnt crease much when lightly folded- 20 seconds or so per side in the steam
  • add your ingredients in your preferred order, wrap tightly and grill in a panini press or weighted down in a pan for 2-4 minutes until tortilla is dark brown and crispy.


Sodium: 1952mg | Calcium: 389mg | Vitamin C: 13mg | Vitamin A: 972IU | Sugar: 10g | Fiber: 9g | Potassium: 764mg | Cholesterol: 49mg | Calories: 693kcal | Saturated Fat: 15g | Fat: 33g | Protein: 21g | Carbohydrates: 80g | Iron: 5mg