Beef Burrito



Created by:

Bay View State School, QAST
Prep time:
15 min
Cooking time:
60 min




GF wraps (white)
2cupsbrown rice (uncooked)
8cupslow fat cheese or bio cheese shred pizza (dairy free)
1tbspOlive oil
2tsponion powder
2tspgarlic powder
2tspground cumin
2tspground corriander
2tspground paprika
6cupscarrot, grated
2kglean beef mince
1tinlentils - no added salt (rinsed and drained)
1tinkidney or black beans - no added salt (rinsed and drained)
2 x 400gtinscrushed tomatoes
120gbaby spinach


  1. Rinse rice then cook in a rice cooker or boil until cooked.
  2. In a pan fry the spices in the oil until fragrant. Add the mince and cook until browned. Add the carrots, lentils, tinned beans and 1 tin of crushed tomatoes and cook for 15 minutes. Drain any excess liquid.
  3. Combine cooked rice and mince and allow to cool.
  4. Lay the wraps out on a clean, sanitised counter. Add 1 tbsp of tinned tomato, 4 baby spinach leaves, top with 1 cup of mince mix to the middle of the wrap and sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese.
  5. Roll the wrap by folding the two ends over the filling. Wrap in foil and twist the top. Label (name and date) and freeze.

Recipe description

This Mexican burrito is slightly spicy and definitely flavourful. This on trend food product appeals to students as it reminds them of popular take-away foods. But, it is nutritious and filling with essential nutrients and sustained energy they need to concentrate throughout the school day. This recipe from Bay View State School was a finalist in the 2022 Recipe of the Year competition.


  • Beef – Replace chicken with 1kg of browned beef mince.
  • Vegetarian – Replace the chicken with1kg of diced roasted sweet potato, onion and capsicum.
  • Vegan – As per vegetarian but replace the cheese with a vegan alternate(or omit). Check all purchased ingredients are suitable and free of animal product. (Current FGSHS ingredients comply)
  • Dairy Free – Chicken or Beef variety can be made with a dairy free cheese alternate or omitted.
  • Halal – Vegetarian/Vegan or Halal chicken.
Packaging suggestion: Wrap the foiled burrito in grease proof paper once it has been heated in the oven. Foil can get hot so paper makes the product easier for students to handle. Mexican Themed grease proof paper is available (from Amazon) and makes the product more appealing to students.Use different prints for different varieties. This recipe was an entrant in the 2022 Recipe of the Year competition which is funded by the Queensland Government through Health and Wellbeing Queensland. Health and Wellbeing Queensland

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