Cafe Rio (style) Smothered Burrito

Published on Jun 8, 2011
Updated on Oct 29, 2018

Copycat Cafe Rio Smothered Burrito // This copycat burrito recipe is perfectly portioned for dinner and so delicious! | Tried and TastyIt’s no secret I love me some Cafe Rio. This could be considered a “30-minute” meal. It’s so easy to throw together and so delicious. Making it at home rather than going out not only saves you money but it will also save you lots and lots of unnecessary calories. I’ve been calorie counting consistently for a little over a month and this is one of my favorite meals. It will run you about 400 calories, which is a perfect portion for dinner!

Cafe Rio Style Smothered Burrito

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cafe Rio Style Smothered Burrito
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 535 kcal
Author: Yvonne

There's no reason to go out to eat when you can make this tasty Cafe Rio Style Smothered Burrito at home!



  • 2 whole wheat tortillas
  • 4 chicken tenderloins or one large boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 c. pinto or black beans
  • 1/2 c. enchilada sauce red or green
  • 1/2 c. shredded mozzarella


  1. In a medium sized pan cook chicken cubes until white. Sprinkle with cumin.  

  2. Top the center of the tortilla with chicken, add half cheese and half enchilada sauce. Top with pinto or black beans. Roll. Top with remaining enchilada sauce. Sprinkle over remaining cheese.

  3. Broil for 5-7 minutes until cheesy and bubbly. Serve with lettuce, pico de gallo, and rice if you'd like!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from My husband/nutrition expert ;)

Nutrition Facts
Cafe Rio Style Smothered Burrito
Amount Per Serving
Calories 535 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 1290mg56%
Potassium 668mg19%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 855IU17%
Vitamin C 2.4mg3%
Calcium 419mg42%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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One comment about “Cafe Rio (style) Smothered Burrito

  1. Kristy

    These are Mike’s favorite things at Cafe Rio! I can’t wait to try these too! I’m so gald you think of making this stuff because you are right it is a lot better for you making it from home rather than buying from Cafe Rio!

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