How to Make a Verde Wet Burrito

February 22, 2024

Discover how to make a delicious Verde Wet Burrito with this easy-to-follow recipe. Featuring tender shredded chicken, flavorful rice, black beans, and a homemade tangy tomatillo verde sauce, this dish is perfect for a satisfying family meal or a festive gathering. Learn step-by-step how to prepare, assemble, and bake this mouth-watering wet burrito for a true culinary delight.


For the Burritos:

  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken (substitute with beef, pork, or a vegetarian option if desired)
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or a Mexican blend works well)
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Verde Sauce:

  • 1 pound tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and lime juice to taste


Prepare the Verde Sauce:

  • Start by roasting the tomatillos and jalapeños. Place them on a baking sheet and broil in the oven until they start to blacken and blister, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Transfer the roasted tomatillos and jalapeños to a blender. Add the chopped onion, garlic, cilantro, cumin, salt, and a squeeze of lime juice.
  • Blend until the mixture is smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed. Set the sauce aside.

Assemble the Burritos:

  • Lay a flour tortilla on a flat surface. In the center, layer a portion of rice, black beans, shredded chicken, diced tomatoes, chopped onions, and cilantro.
  • Sprinkle with cumin, salt, and pepper. Add a generous amount of shredded cheese on top.
  • Fold the sides of the tortilla inwards, then roll it up tightly to form a burrito. Repeat this process with the remaining tortillas.

Cook the Burritos:

  • In a large skillet, heat a small amount of oil over medium heat. Place the burritos seam-side down and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.

Serve the Wet Burritos:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Arrange the cooked burritos in a baking dish. Pour the verde sauce over the burritos, ensuring they are completely covered.
  • Sprinkle additional cheese on top of the sauce.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly, about 10-15 minutes.

Garnish and Serve:

  • Garnish with additional chopped cilantro, diced tomatoes, or sour cream. Serve hot and enjoy.

Remember, this recipe is your guide, not your boss. Feel free to add your own personal touches, experiment with different fillings, and make it your own fiesta!

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