Southwestern Baked Burritos with Cilantro Cream Sauce

This recipe is one of my family’s favorites – and has actually been on the blog for quite some time now. Back in 2012, I posted my family’s version of ‘Southwestern Egg Rolls’ and a separate recipe for ‘Cilantro Cream Sauce’. They are both so super simple & absolutely delicious (sooooo delicious, y’all!). The original recipes are still here on the Mrs Happy Homemaker blog – but it was time for an update.

Usually, I will just update the original post when I take new photos (my photos back in the day were pretty atrocious!) – but this was more than just a photo update. This meal was my late husband’s favorite meal ever, and as my family is nearing up on the 2 year anniversary since he passed away – I thought I would repost it for him.

Mike swore up & down that my Cilantro Cream Sauce is what made this dish and he didn’t understand why I posted the two recipes separately all those years ago. He thought they should be together in one post… so now they are. There’s also a slight name change to the recipe.  Mike would never call these Baked Egg Rolls. He said ‘they have tortillas, they aren’t egg rolls – they’re baked burritos!’. So, baked burritos it is.

Both components of this meal are so simple – and the flavors will have you craving this dish all the time. The burrito filling cooks super fast in a skillet, then you just roll it up in tortillas & bake. While the burritos are cooking, throw all the sauce ingredients in a food processor or blender & puree it up real quick. So easy!

Don’t forget the cilantro cream sauce. Mike was right, it does make this meal. 🙂

Printable recipe after the recipe video!

Southwestern Baked Burritos with Cilantro Cream Sauce
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Southwestern Baked Burritos

Author Mrs Happy Homemaker

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus extra for brushing
  • 1 pound skinless boneless chicken breasts – diced
  • 1 medium-large onion minced
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 14.5oz can black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 2.5 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 jalapenos seeded & minced
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 10 taco sized flour tortillas

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium. Add in the chicken, season with salt & pepper to taste, & saute for 5 minutes. Stir in the diced onions & cook until the chicken is cooked through. Stir in the spices, jalapeno, black beans, corn, & baby spinach and cook until the spinach has wilted. Remove from the heat, and stir in the pepper jack cheese.
  • Spoon about ¼ cup of filling into the center of each taco sized flour tortilla, and roll up like a burrito. Brush each side with a good coating of olive oil, and place in a baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway through, until crispy.
  • Serve with Cilantro Cream Sauce. (recipe follows this)
Southwestern Baked Burritos with Cilantro Cream Sauce
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Southwestern Baked Burritos with Cilantro Cream Sauce

Author Mrs Happy Homemaker

Ingredients

  • 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 7oz can tomatillo sauce or salsa (same thing, different companies label them different)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2-4 jalapenos seeded (or leave the seeds in for extra heat)
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • the juice of half a lime

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients together in a food processor or blender. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a jar with a tight fitting seal, and refrigerate for up to 1-2 weeks.