My great friend Esther @ Our Simple Country Life had Tocorito’s on her menu a few weeks ago and I had no idea what they were. So she sent me the recipe and I had to try them ASAP! O.M.Gee they were so good that even the hubby said they were a keeper!

Thanks Esther for letting me share the recipe!


Brown hamburger and sausage (we only used hamburger this time) and make the sauce while the hamburger is browning. Mix refried beans into the hamburger and sausage. Then add some sauce to the tortilla.


Fill with the hamburger mixture and top with cheese. I love the new Kraft with Philly cheese, it just melts so well (this is my own opinion and I was in no way compensated for this statement although).


Pour some of the sauce in the bottom of a baking dish. Roll the tortillas up and place in the dish.


Top with the rest of the sauce and more cheese.


Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes until cheese is melted.

I used small tortilla shells, so we had enough left over to freeze. They tasted just as good the second time around.



    From: Our Simple Country Life


    • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 4 cups water
    • 3 tablespoons chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1 pound ground beef
    • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
    • 1/4 cup chopped onion
    • 1 cup refried beans
    • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
    • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
    • Optional toppings: shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, sliced ripe olives and sour cream


    • In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in chili powder and garlic salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
    • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the beef, sausage and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in refried beans; heat through.
    • Spread 1/4 cup sauce in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Spread 1 tablespoon sauce over each tortilla; place 2/3 cup meat mixture down the center of each. Top each with 1/4 cup cheese. Roll up and place seam side down in prepared dish. Pour remaining sauce over the top; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
    • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Serve with optional toppings if desired. 
    • Yield: 8 servings {this also freezes well}




2 thoughts on “Tocoritos

  1. {esther}

    You are very welcome! We also like to top them with lettuce & tomatoes. {Kine of like in inside out taco}:0) Glad you liked them! {Go ahead and link this up for "Simply Homemaking!"

    Much Love & Blessings,
    Our Simple Country Life

  2. Charro

    Tocoritos sound delish!! I am following via GFC, thanks for stopping by Food & Fun in the 419 :)

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