Flaming Burritos

Flaming Burritos Kids especially love these. They are delicious, fun to make, and require zero clean-up – the perfect camping food! This recipe is based on a tried-and-true Girl ScoutsĀ® tradition. Serve with salsa and sour cream on the side.


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 12 mins

    TOTAL : 32 mins

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef; cook and stir until browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in black beans and red bell pepper; cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.

  • Cut four 13×13-inch pieces of aluminum foil.

  • Place 1 tortilla on each piece of aluminum foil. Spoon beef mixture in a line down the center of each tortilla. Divide cheese evenly among tortillas. Fold opposing edges of each tortilla to overlap the filling. Roll up in the shape of a burrito, sealing ends.

  • Rinse and dry 4 half-gallon wax-lined milk cartons. Cut several 1-inch diamond-shaped vents into 2 corners of each milk carton, near the bottom. Place a wrapped burrito inside each carton.

  • Place milk cartons in a safe cooking area outdoors. Light each on fire at one of the vents; cook until cartons burn down, about 2 minutes. Gently unwrap burritos with heatproof gloves.

Per Serving: 820 calories; protein 59.1g; carbohydrates 59.1g; fat 37.5g; cholesterol 143.3mg; sodium 1619.6mg. Substitute corn tortillas for the flour tortillas if desired. Customize fillings to your taste.