12 Burrito Recipes To Wrap Up For National Burrito Day

In honor of National Burrito Day, which is a floating holiday that takes place on the first Thursday of April each year, we are sharing some of our favorite burrito recipes. Did you know that the term burrito, which is Spanish for "little burro," may derive from the dish's similarity to the rolled blankets carried on a pack donkey's back? Also, burritos in Mexico are usually pretty different from the ones we know in the U.S. While Mexican burritos tend to be small and filled with nothing more than cheese, meat, and/or beans, the burritos we're familiar with north of the border are often far more elaborate affairs. 

Burritos come in all shapes and sizes from the traditional variety to the massive Mission-style bursting-at-the-seams, popularized by Chipotle.There are even a few burrito-adjacent dishes such as a burrito-style casserole and a few very burrito-like wraps. Whichever style of burrito you may love, there's a dish sure to please everyone.

1. Giant Burrito

Celebrate Burrito Day in a big way with this super-sized tortilla wrap. To make it, you'll need eight tortillas, two cans of beans, three cups of rice, and four cups of cheese. If that filling still seems a bit skimpy to you, you can always toss in a pound or so of meat, half a dozen eggs, and a couple of potatoes, as well. Hmm, we've always wondered why warehouse stores sell gallon-sized jugs of salsa — maybe we just found the answer.

Recipe: Giant Burrito

2. Breakfast Burrito

Make Burrito Day an all-day celebration by kicking off the festivities with a breakfast burrito. This version combines scrambled eggs with frozen hash browns, cheddar cheese, and sauteed peppers and onions. If you would like it made meatier, you could always fry up some chorizo along with the vegetables. This recipe makes four burritos, so you can enjoy one after cooking, then freeze the rest for later. Heat one in the microwave, and you'll have a delicious morning meal in just a few minutes.

Recipe: Breakfast Burrito

3. Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito

Chipotle may be offering some type of Burrito Day deal this year, but it's still on the pricier side for fast food. What's more, it can be hard to get over the fact that you're paying big bucks for a huge heap of rice. When you make a Chipotle-style burrito at home, though, you're the one who benefits from bulking up your burrito with this inexpensive ingredient. While these chicken burritos do take some time to make, you'll have four of them once you're done. If you don't need them all right now, that's okay, since burritos are a dish that takes very well to freezing.

Recipe: Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito

4. Copycat Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme

One of Taco Bell's best burritos is something that they actually term a "wrap" — or rather, a Crunchwrap. Still, it's a tortilla filled with seasoned beef and cheese, and that spells burrito in our book. The one thing that's slightly different here is the shape since this burrito isn't rolled. The crunch, you see, comes from a hidden tostada, so the flour tortilla must be folded around its circular shape. This recipe also teaches a cool budget-stretching trick: Taco Bell bulks up their ground beef with the addition of oats. No, you can't taste this ingredient, and it adds extra nutrients as well as volume, so you might want to try adding it the next time you make burritos or tacos with ground meat.

Recipe: Copycat Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme

5. Copycat Subway Chipotle Southwest Steak And Cheese Wrap

This Subway-style wrap may be the creation of a chain known for its sandwiches, but if you make it with a flour tortilla instead, then you 100% have a burrito. Such is the beauty of making your own fast food dupes at home since you can tweak them to your own tastes. Speaking of taste, the filling in this wrap/burrito is a flavorful mélange of seasoned steak, cheddar cheese, guacamole, and assorted vegetables. We're going with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, and jalapenos, but you can consult your inner sandwich artist to choose your own selections of toppings. One note on the recipe name: this version of Subway's wrap doesn't actually call for any chipotle, so you'll need to sprinkle it with your own chipotle sauce to add that smoky pepper flavor.

Recipe: Copycat Subway Chipotle Southwest Steak And Cheese Wrap

6. Copycat Starbucks Bacon, Sausage & Egg Wrap

Now here's a wrap sandwich that's actually rolled in a flour tortilla. What, then, makes it a wrap instead of a burrito? Why, nothing at all, since the filling is a hot one (oftentimes wraps are served cold while burritos are warm). It's possible that Starbucks simply sees "wrap" as a more upscale term than "burrito" and that's why it applies the term to its breakfast sandwiches. When you make this Starbucks-style egg, bacon, sausage, potato, cheese-filled tortilla, the only thing you'll be calling it is "delicious."

Recipe: Copycat Starbucks Bacon, Sausage & Egg Wrap

7. Cheesy Burrito Casserole

When is a burrito not a burrito? When it's a casserole made with all of the same ingredients. No rolling required here — instead, you'll be layering the flour tortillas with taco-seasoned shredded chicken, black beans, corn, shredded cheese, and salsa. Kind of a burrito lasagna, if you will. Heat it up in the oven, then top it with all of the same stuff you'd use on a burrito — hot sauce, sour cream, green onions, or whatever else you like. This generously-sized dish can serve six, but it also makes for great leftovers.

Recipe: Cheesy Burrito Casserole

8. Copycat McDonald's Breakfast Burrito

While McDonald's may be famous for the Egg McMuffin, it's not the only thing on the breakfast menu that makes Mickey D's worth a morning visit. The breakfast burritos, with their sausage/egg filling, are a particularly popular item, as well they should be. Should you start craving them after 10:30 a.m., though, you can always make a pretty close copy at home with this DIY recipe. If you also heat up a frozen hash brown patty and pour yourself a cup of coffee, you can enjoy your favorite fast food breakfast at any time of day, and you won't even have to eat it in your car.

Recipe: Copycat McDonald's Breakfast Burrito

9. 5-Ingredient Copycat Taco Bell Bean Burrito

A simple bean burrito may be one of the less complicated creations on Taco Bell's menu, but that's why it's so easy to duplicate at home. In fact, our copycat version only calls for five different ingredients: a flour tortilla, canned refried beans, bottled taco sauce, chopped onion, and shredded cheddar cheese. You won't even have to worry about folding and wrapping the tortilla in a neat, tight, bundle, since Taco Bell always leaves theirs open, as well.

Recipe: 5-Ingredient Copycat Taco Bell Bean Burrito

10. California Breakfast Burrito

This California breakfast burrito is not to be confused with the standard California-style burrito. The latter is made with carne asada and french fries, whereas our breakfast burrito instead includes bacon and seasoned roasted potatoes in addition to scrambled eggs, pico de gallo, and cheddar. What makes this dish California-ish, then? Most likely the sliced avocado, which adds a fresh green note to this hearty breakfast burrito. If you want an even more flavorful alternative to the avocado, though, you could always go with guacamole, instead.

Recipe: California Breakfast Burrito

11. Starbucks Southwest Veggie Wrap Copycat

Here's another Starbucks-style breakfast "wrap" (aka burrito), although this one is made without meat. Instead, this dish doubles down on the dairy by spreading the tortilla with two types of cream cheese (whipped and jalapeño) and filling it with a savory mixture of scrambled eggs, roast potatoes, salsa, black beans, and cotija cheese. Can't find cotija? You can try using feta cheese, goat cheese crumbles, or even parmesan cheese, instead.

Recipe: Starbucks Southwest Veggie Wrap Copycat

12. Copycat Taco Bell Quesarito

Taco Bell seems to love making up new portmanteau words. The chain once considered calling the Crunchwrap a Mexagon (Mexico = Hexagon), while the now-discontinued enchirito was an enchilada/burrito mashup. Still on the menu, however, is the quesarito, which is, can you guess? Yup, a quesadilla crossed with a burrito. In order to build this beast in best Taco Bell-style, you basically make a cheese quesadilla, then place it inside another flour tortilla. Top it with sauce, ground beef, and rice, then roll everything up as best you can.

Recipe: Copycat Taco Bell Quesarito