Taco Bell Burrito Supreme (Homemade Copycat Recipe)

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The Taco Bell Burrito Supreme is a popular menu item that can easily be made at home. Skip the drive-thru and try this recipe for dinner tonight! Stop giving the local Taco Bell your business, and make it yourself. It’s just that simple to do! 


Forget about secret menus and paying high prices. New recipes like this are so fun to make!

And yes, the finished product really does taste like it came straight from Taco Bell! 

Even though I don’t really know the Taco Bell menu all that well, I do know that making this simple serving of food tastes like the perfect copycat Taco Bell recipe. 

Your first impression will be that you should be impressed that you made this! It’s really simple – and yummy! 

taco bell burrito supreme fillings in bowls on counter

Taco Bell Burrito Supreme

Feed the whole family their takeout favorites without the takeout prices! 

Even better, this recipe for Taco Bell burritos uses fresh ingredients so you can feel good about what you’re eating too.

Pair your Taco Bell burrito supreme with a cold glass of Baja Blast or add a Mexican pizza for your own homemade cravings box! 

Add a delicious Black Bean Quesarito and you are all set!

Finish the meal off with a Caramel Apple Empanada!

Looking for more copycat recipes? You’ll find dozens of options from all of your favorite fast food and sit-down restaurants.

assembling a burrito supreme

Ingredients Notes and Substitutions

  • Ground beef and taco seasoning – I recommend using my homemade taco seasoning to recreate your favorite beef burrito from Taco Bell.
  • Refried beans – A key ingredient in your Taco Bell burrito, don’t skip the beans!
  • Tortillas – I use flour tortillas as they are typically large enough for a loaded burrito recipe like this one. 

    If you find large corn tortillas, you can use those instead if you’d like.
  • Fresh veggies – I’m using lettuce, onion, tomatoes, and black olives.
  • Cheese and sour cream – I like adding a bit of cheese and sour cream to my burrito supreme to balance out the other flavors.
folding a burrito

How To Make A Burrito Supreme

Start by browning the ground beef on the stove. Chop it up as it cooks, then let it simmer with taco seasoning and a little bit of water.

Meanwhile, heat the tortillas, beans, and red sauce in the microwave and chop up the produce.

Assemble each one by layering the fillings down the center of each tortilla. Then, fold the two sides over all of the ingredients before rolling them up!

What’s great about this recipe is that everyone can personalize their own with different amounts and combinations of beans, meat, sauce, and toppings.

Just keep in mind that larger portions of each filling may make it more difficult to roll up your Taco Bell burrito!

rolling a burrito on plate

Tips and Tricks for Making Taco Bell Burritos

  • Skip a step. I love to prepare a big batch of ground beef to have on hand. 

    Simply add the taco seasoning while it cooks and portion it out before freezing. Then, warm it before spooning it into your Taco Bell supreme burrito!
  • Warm the tortillas. Don’t skip this simple step — it helps keep all of the fillings warm and prevents cracking when you roll it all together.
  • Heat the beans and sauce too! Not only will they be easier to spread, but the warmth will melt down the cheese when added.
  • Want the perfect texture? Be sure to chop up the meat really well while it is cooking. 

    In fact, you can pulse it in a food processor or blender to get it just like the fast food version.

Beef Burrito Taco Bell FAQ

What makes it a burrito supreme?

The addition of seasoned beef and fresh veggies plus a dollop of sour cream is what puts the Taco Bell burrito supreme a step above regular bean and cheese burritos.

How do you fold a burrito like Taco Bell?

If you’re not sure how to fold a burrito like they do at Taco Bell, refer to the images above. The key is to fold in both the bottom and top before you roll it shut.

Are Taco Bell burritos good as leftovers? 

You can store assembled burritos in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. I would recommend leaving off the sour cream until just before serving.

Or, prepare all of the ingredients and store them in individual containers so all you need to do is put one together when it’s time to eat!

Taco Bell burrito supreme wrapped in paper

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Taco Bell Burrito Supreme (Homemade Copycat Recipe)

Donna Elick
Taco Bell Burrito Supreme is a popular menu item. With this copycat burrito recipe, you can make one easily anytime the craving hits!
4.84 stars from 6 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Method Stovetop
Servings 6


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 6 burrito-size flour tortillas
  • 16 ounce can refried beans
  • 1/2 cup red sauce, or desired amount
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup finely diced white onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/3 cup sour cream, for garnish


  • In a medium skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat, using a chopper or wooden spoon to chop into very small pieces.
  • Add taco seasoning and water; stir and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Heat flour tortillas in the microwave until warm and pliable (about 20 seconds).
  • Heat refried beans and red sauce in separate bowls.
  • Place a warmed tortilla in front of you. Spread a large spoonful (about ⅙ of the meat) of the warm meat in a line centered in the tortilla (leave room for folding in the sides).
  • Spread refried beans over the meat.
  • Next, spread as much red sauce as you like over the meat and beans.
  • Top with a sprinkle of cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and onions.
  • Add black olive slices and drizzle with sour cream.
  • Fold in the two sides over the burrito filling. Roll up and serve immediately.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 443cal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 2333mg | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 7g | Calcium: 241mg | Iron: 4mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published August 2021, updated and republished April 2024

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  1. One of my favorite dinners that I serve with Mexican rice… and I use black beans instead of refried beans it’s so good YUM! Thanks for sharing

  2. I would also like to know what your “red sauce” is in order to make this, but I see that you never answered the same question asked three times in two years.

  3. 5 stars
    Ok…… I was thinking that the red sauce is enchilada sauce which is used for both enchiladas or burritos. You can look up a recipe for the homemade enchilada sauce on line.

  4. 5 stars
    OMG, this Taco Bell Burrito Supreme recipe from The Slow Roasted Italian is the bomb! So easy to make and tastes absolutely delicious. Donna and Chad, you guys are culinary geniuses!

  5. 5 stars
    I can’t believe how close this Taco Bell Burrito Supreme is to the restaurant version. It might even be better! Thank you, Donna and Chad, for sharing this incredible recipe.

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