Beef and Bean Burritos Smothered with Red Chile Chimayo

Beef and Bean Burritos Smothered with Red Chile Chimayo sauce combine the rich, complex flavors of New Mexican cuisine into a comforting, satisfying meal. Chimayo chile, known for its unique flavor profile, is a cornerstone of this dish, offering a warmth that is both flavorful and invigorating. Here’s how to create this delicious dish step by step.


For the Beef and Bean Filling:

  • 1 lb (450g) ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (15 oz or 425g) refried beans
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Red Chile Chimayo Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup ground Chimayo chile powder (or substitute with another New Mexican red chile powder)
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt to taste

Additional Ingredients:

  • Large flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Sour cream (for serving)


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