5 Burrito Recipes to Celebrate National Burrito Day

5 Burrito Recipes to Celebrate National Burrito Day

Published on Apr 2, 2024

Wrapped, rolled, and packed with flavor - nothing quite warms the soul like a hearty burrito. On April 4th, we celebrate the beloved handheld meal with National Burrito Day. From classic beef and bean combos to international takes, burritos are an easy and customizable way to fuel up. I've rounded up 5 recipes sure to satisfy both newbies and connoisseurs alike on this tortilla-filled holiday.

Recipe 1: Chicken Chili Verde Burritos

When it comes to flavor-packed burrito fillings, chicken chili verde is a tried and true crowd-pleaser. This twist on classic Mexican cuisine combines tender chicken with a vibrant, tangy-sweet green sauce for a filling that is sure to satisfy. Hailing originally from the state of Veracruz in Mexico, authentic chili verde takes advantage of summer's bounty by stewing chicken or pork cheek in a sauce made primarily from tomatillos and green chiles. The result is a lively concoction that is both mildly spicy and refreshing. For our National Burrito Day recipe, we've taken inspiration from this regional specialty but lightened it up by simply combining shredded chicken with store-bought chili verde sauce for an easy weeknight meal. Rolled up with rice, beans, cheese, and other favorite toppings inside a warm flour tortilla, this chicken chili verde version is guaranteed to become your new favorite burrito.


  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup chili verde sauce
  • 1 (15oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 8 (10-inch) flour tortillas
  • Shredded cheese, diced onion, sliced avocado for topping


  • In a skillet over medium heat, combine chicken, chili verde sauce, and black beans. Warm through.
  • Lay out tortillas and divide the chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla.
  • Top with rice, cheese, onion, and avocado. Fold the bottom of the tortilla up and over-filling, then fold in the sides.
  • Place seam side down on a baking sheet. Warm in 350°F oven for 10 mins until tortillas are crisp.

Cooking Tips

  • For variation, use pulled pork or ground beef in place of chicken.
  • Customize toppings with salsa, cilantro, and sour cream. 
  • To freeze, place wrapped burritos on a tray then transfer to a freezer bag. 
  • Reheat directly from frozen in the oven.

Recipe 2: Korean BBQ Pork Burritos

The blending of Korean and Mexican flavors might seem like an unconventional combination at first, but these cuisines share many synergistic qualities that make them a natural culinary match. Both are rooted in long traditions of grilling and smoking meats to succulent perfection. And both cultures have a penchant for balancing rich, savory proteins with refreshing, tangy sides. This burrito recipe brings those cross-cultural similarities together in a handheld package that is greater than the sum of its parts. Whether you're a fan of Korean flavors, Mexican staples or just seeking culinary adventure, these pork belly burritos are sure to become your new favorite way to enjoy the best of both global cuisines in one satisfying handheld meal.