Have you ever tried a Burgerdilla? It's a delicious fusion of a burger cooked in a tortilla, and they're effortlessly quick to prepare. You can also make Burgerdillas in the oven, air fryer, or stovetop.
I was inspired by a recipe I previously shared called Burrito Dogs, which led me to create this burger cooked inside a flour tortilla. Lately, I've developed a fondness for things cooked in flour tortillas, and I can't seem to get enough. Is that weird? Haha.
- Why this recipe works
- The ingredients
- Ingredient information and alternative ingredient suggestions
- Kitchen tools and equipment recommendations:
- What does 100% grass fed or grass-finished ground beef mean?
- Top tips for recipe success
- Can these tortilla-wrapped burgers be made in different sizes?
- How long do these burgers take to cook?
- Can these be made in an air fryer?
- Can they be made on the grill?
- Can these be cooked on a flattop grill?
- How to store tortilla-wrapped burgers, and how long will they keep in the refrigerator?
- Can they be frozen after cooking?
- How to reheat burgerdillas:
- What to serve alongside burgerdillas:
- Printable Recipe Card
Why this recipe works
Trust me when I tell you that burgerdillas are utterly delicious. The tortillas get crispy outside; the inside is hot, meaty, and cheesy. Your taste buds will thank you for each and every bite.
*Please note that the exact measurements along with a new "shop the recipe" feature from Instacart is available in the printable recipe card.
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Ingredient information and alternative ingredient suggestions
GROUND BEEF - I prefer to use 100% grass-fed or grass-finished ground beef whenever possible. Feel free to use whatever ground beef you usually purchase, or you can also substitute ground turkey, pork, chicken, or lamb. The choice is yours.
FINELY MINCED RED ONION - Adding onion to a Burgerdilla is optional, but mincing them finely is the best option. Since the burgers in a burgerdilla are thin, the smaller the onions are minced, the better they'll cook.
DIJON MUSTARD - Dijon is my go-to mustard for adding flavor and balance to a burger. If you're a mustard lover, feel free to use your favorite variety of mustard. They're all delicious! There is no one right choice.
CHEDDAR CHEESE SLICES - Cheddar cheese is classic in my mind as far as burgers go, but American cheese, Swiss cheese, Muenster, Provolone, or Gouda will all work. Heck, why not mix things up and use a combination of cheeses? That would be amazing!!
FLOUR TORTILLAS - A flour tortilla is the perfect malleable wrapper for almost anything. I used 12" flour tortillas for my burgerdillas, but using smaller flour tortillas also work. Of course, you can use low-carb or veggie tortillas as well.
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL - This ingredient will give the tortilla-wrapped burger its wonderful crunchy texture. I chose olive oil for its flavor, but any oil you have on hand will work.
SESAME SEEDS - I added these to mimic a sesame seed bun. They're optional, of course, or you can swap them out with poppy seeds, or even my Homemade Everything Seasoning Blend would be excellent.
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Kitchen tools and equipment recommendations:
I like to cook my burgerdillas on a wire rack inside a baking sheet in the oven. The wire rack will ensure the flour tortilla stays nice and crispy, top to bottom while cooking.
I also like to line my baking sheet with foil to make cleanup easier. Heck, if dinner cooks quickly, then the cleanup should be a breeze too!
What does 100% grass fed or grass-finished ground beef mean?
It means that the cattle have only eaten grass or foraged for themselves for their entire lives.
A label that reads grass-fed ground beef means that the cattle ate grass when young and were finished on grains as a supplement or as their main diet when they got older.
Top tips for recipe success
Since these are quick-cooking burgers, the key is in pressing the burger meat thin. A pressed patty approximately ¼ inch thick is perfect for the burger/"bun" ratio of deliciousness.
Brushing the outside of the tortilla before baking will ensure a crispy, crunchy shell, which is precisely what you want in a burgerdilla.
Press the burger meat into an even layer on half of whatever flour tortilla you use. Ensure that cheese goes down first, followed by a thin layer of meat, followed again with cheese. The melting cheese will act as a "glue" for the burgerdilla and keep everything neatly tucked inside the crunchy tortilla wrapper.
Can these tortilla-wrapped burgers be made in different sizes?
They sure can. It all depends on how you slice (or not slice) the flour tortillas. Keep them whole, and you can make round burgerdillas. Cut the tortillas into quarters, and you can make small appetizer-size burgerdillas. The choice is yours.
How long do these burgers take to cook?
15 minutes in a 425 degree (F) oven.
Can these be made in an air fryer?
Sure! Depending on how many burgers you're making, you may have to work in batches and the size of your air fryer, but they will also be delicious cooked in an air fryer. *Please note that cooking time may be slightly less if cooking in an air fryer.
Can they be made on the grill?
I'd say yes, but only under indirect heating, which means that the coals (or flame) are on one side of the grill, and the burgers cook on the other, away from the direct heat. The tortillas would burn if cooked directly over the open flame.
Can these be cooked on a flattop grill?
You bet!! They'd be delicious, cooked on a flattop grill or in a skillet. The only thing you'd need to be aware of is that as the burger cooks (even though it's thin), the juices and fat will escape from the meat while cooking, potentially making the tortilla a bit soggy and harder to flip.
By cooking them on a wire rack in the oven, there is no need for fiddly flipping, but again, the choice is yours.
How to store tortilla-wrapped burgers, and how long will they keep in the refrigerator?
Store the cooked burgerdillas in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Can they be frozen after cooking?
Yes!! Wrap them individually in freezer paper or plastic wrap and store them in a freezer zip-top bag for up to 2 months.
How to reheat burgerdillas:
I like to reheat them in an air fryer or oven (uncovered) until hot to keep them crispy. Reheating a burgerdilla will only take a few minutes because they're thin. Watch them closely.
What to serve alongside burgerdillas:
You won't find a better macaroni salad than this chilled Macaroni and Pea Salad. It may sound like a bold statement, but it's the truth. This pasta salad has a perfectly balanced flavor that's light and refreshing.
Dijon Potato Salad is cool, creamy, and refreshing with just the right amount of tang from the Dijon, and the perfect amount of crunch to balance all that creaminess.
Crunchy, healthy, and completely addictive. This Sunflower Crunch Kale and Cabbage Salad has it ALL going on!! Dig in! You're going to love this colorful salad!
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Printable Recipe Card
- 3 12 inch flour tortillas cut in half
- 1 pound ground beef
- ¾ cup finely minced onion
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 12 cheddar cheese slices
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds optional
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
- Prepare a rimmed baking sheet with either parchment paper or foil and place a baking rack inside. Set aside.
- Place the ground beef, finely diced onion, salt, pepper, and Dijon mustard in a large bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.
- Fold each tortilla in half and open again. The fold line will be your guide. Place one slice of cheese on the bottom half of the tortilla (below the fold).
- Press a thin and even layer of the ground beef mixture over the bottom half of the tortilla (on top of the cheese) working the meat to evenly cover and follow the lines of the tortilla. The ground beef should be approximately ¼" thickness.
- Add another slice of cheese on top of the meat mixture and fold the empty side of the tortilla over the meat and cheese. Continue the same process with the remaining ingredients.
- Brush a light coating of oil on the top and bottom of each tortilla-wrapped burger and sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes or until lightly golden and crispy. Remove. Cool slightly, and serve.
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