Best Beef Tortilla Wrap Recipe (+ Quick Cheese Sauce)

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Best Beef Tortilla Wrap Recipe (+ Quick Cheese Sauce)

I love tortilla wraps for their versatility; you can use your favorite fillings, making them perfect for enjoying in different ways - whether it's for make-ahead lunches, snacks, dinners, or even a hearty breakfast.

These Ground Beef Tortilla Wraps with a simple recipe for a quick homemade nacho cheese sauce are a long time regular in my kitchen. It's among the best tortilla wrap recipes, and the whole family enjoys them.

Imagine a golden brown delicious flour tortilla with those perfect brown spots, filled with seasoned taco meat, drizzled with gooey nacho cheese, topped with crisp lettuce, tomatoes and cheddar cheese. Yep, you heard it right – this sandwich wrap is loaded with all the delicious ingredients to fill you up with protein and fresh veggies! And to add an extra layer of goodness, a smaller tortilla is placed on top of the wrap filling, the larger tortilla then carefully folded over, creating delightful pleats.

Next time you hit the grocery store, grab these simple ingredients and whip up these great wraps! Feeling adventurous? You can even make homemade tortillas for an extra special touch!

Ingredients

  • 20 flour tortillas (half of them large, about 8 inch in diameter, and half of them small, about 4 inch in diameter. Bought mine from Trader Joe's.)
  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • avocado oil (for coating the skillet)
  • ■■■■ FILLING: ■■■■■
  • 3 cups romaine lettuce (or iceberg lettuce, shredded)
  • 2 cups tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese (shredded, I use medium cheddar)
  • ■■■■ SAUCE: ■■■■■
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese (shredded, I use medium cheddar)
Yield:
tortilla wraps
Prep time:
25 minutes
Cook time:
20 minutes
Total time:
45 minutes
Yield: 10 tortilla wraps | Prep time: 25 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Total time: 45 minutes

Notes

To keep these fun wraps fresh, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you're ready to enjoy them again, a great way to reheat is in a lightly oiled hot pan over low heat until just warmed through.

If using for work or school lunches, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or foil.

Instructions

1. Combine raw ground beef with baking soda and let it stand for 10 minutes for the beef to tenderize. Add chili powder, cumin, salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and ground black pepper to the ground beef, mix well.
Raw ground beef in a bowl with homemade taco seasoning ingredients on top.
A bowl of raw taco seasoned ground beef.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef (no need to add oil, as ground beef contains its own fat), crumble with a spatula, and cook until browned.
Taco seasoned cooked ground beef in a skillet.
3. While the beef is cooking, shred lettuce, and chop tomatoes. 
Shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes on a cutting board.
4. Prepare the nacho cheese sauce by heating butter and flour in a small saucepan, whisking constantly to create a roux. Cook for a couple of minutes, then slowly add milk while whisking to achieve a smooth sauce. Turn off the heat, incorporate the shredded cheddar cheese (quantity specified under Sauce ingredients), and stir thoroughly. Season with salt to taste. Adjust the thickness by adding another tablespoon of milk, if necessary. Keep in mind that the sauce thickens as it cools; if needed, gently heat the saucepan on low to warm the sauce. Avoid overheating to prevent cheese separation.
Photo instructions on how to make homemade nacho cheese sauce for tortilla wraps.
5. Build the wraps: Add 3-4 tablespoons of cooked ground beef to the center of a larger flour tortilla, leaving a border for folding. Top with homemade nacho cheese sauce, shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, and shredded cheddar cheese. Place a smaller tortilla in the center on top.
Detailed photo instructions of steps how to layer fillings for the best tortilla wrap.
Tightly fold the edges of the large tortilla toward the center, creating pleats. Repeat for the rest of the tortillas.
Photo instruction on how to fold the edges of the tortilla to create a beautiful wrap.
6. Heat a little bit of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Use both hands to carefully flip tortilla wraps onto the hot skillet so the folded seams face down. Cook on both sides until golden brown.
Tortilla wrap quickly toasted in a skillet for a beautiful golden brown look.
For the best results, serve these ground beef tortilla wraps while still warm. Pair them with sour cream or hot sauce for an extra burst of flavor!
A pile of toasted tortilla wraps with one wrap halved to expose the filling.
Ground Beef Tortilla Wrap cut in half with the delicious taco meat, veggies and cheese filling exposed.

Recipe Video

Shop products and ingredients I recommend for this recipe:

Organic Tortillas

Organic Tortillas
Ground Beef

Ground Beef
Baking Soda

Baking Soda
Chili Powder

Chili Powder
Cumin

Cumin
Paprika

Paprika
Onion Powder

Onion Powder
Garlic Powder

Garlic Powder
Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil
Romaine Lettuce

Romaine Lettuce
Tomato

Tomato
Shredded Cheddar

Shredded Cheddar
Butter

Butter
Whole Milk

Whole Milk
Organic Flour

Organic Flour

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Guest
These taste fantastic and love that they're hand-helds!
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alenatrs
That's so great! I'm happy to hear these wraps tasted fantastic! Thank you! - Alena
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Perfect as an after-school snack

Guest
This is perfect for lunch, dinner, or after-school snack. I am very visual and love all the photo's.
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alenatrs
So glad you find the steps pictures helpful! Thank you for taking time to leave your comment! - Alena
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So good!

Guest
These were easy and tasty. Perfect for lunch. Thanks for sharing!
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alenatrs
You’re welcome! Thanks so much for your comment and feedback! - Alena
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