Delicious fusion of American and Mexican flavors in a handheld burrito form

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This recipe combines the iconic American runza sandwich with the classic Mexican burrito, creating a unique and satisfying meal that is perfect for lunch or dinner. The hearty filling of ground beef, cabbage, and onions is seasoned to perfection and wrapped in a warm tortilla, making it a comforting and delicious dish for any occasion.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 can (15 oz) refried beans
  • 8 large flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream, salsa, and guacamole for serving


  1. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef and onion over medium heat until the beef is browned and the onion is soft.
  2. Add the cabbage, garlic powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the refried beans and cook until heated through.
  4. Warm the tortillas in the microwave or on a hot skillet.
  5. Place a scoop of the beef mixture onto each tortilla, top with cheddar cheese, and fold into a burrito.
  6. Serve the Runza burritos with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole on the side.
  7. Enjoy your delicious fusion creation!

Interesting Facts

  • The runza sandwich originated in Nebraska and is a beloved Midwestern comfort food.
  • Burritos are a traditional Mexican dish that has become popular worldwide for its versatility and delicious flavors.
  • Combining the two iconic dishes creates a unique and flavorful meal that is sure to impress your family and friends.