Here is a delicious California-style wet burrito recipe with a sauce that is packed with global flavors.
This saucy vegetarian burrito recipe is packed with flavors from India, Mexico, and Italy. Try it with avocado roti to make the Indian spiced burrito recipe a bit healthier.
Why "California Wet Burrito"? I learned it from my late-aunt who learned how to make it from her early days in California. She made it with fresh roti to make it a bit healthier and cost-efficient.
- Hunt's or Ragu Traditional Pasta Sauce - buy it by the bulk from Costco or Sams Club
- McCormicks Enchilada Seasoning - Check your local grocery stores or buy it here on Amazon.
- Garam Masala
- Fresh Garlic, minced or grated
- Bell Peppers, diced
- Onions, diced
- Carrots, diced
- Water, Salt, Oil
- Spicy Red Chili Powder
- Cumin Powder (optional)
See quantities needed in the recipe card below.
Start by cooking the vegetables in a pan.
Next add the fresh minced garlic enchilada seasoning, red chili powder, and garam masala.
Pour in the traditional pasta sauce and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Enjoy it hot on top of wet burritos.
TIP- I highly recommend using the brands listed for optimal flavor
Stuff the burrito with your favorites. My favorites include beans, vegetables, and cheese.
Grill the burritos in a pan with oil.
I like to layer the way it is listed below for optimal flavor. This is a personal preference, so feel free to add the toppings that you prefer.
Spread guacamole, sour cream, and cheese on top of the wet burritos.
Pour sauce over the burritos and top with fresh salad greens.
Enjoy the saucy burritos nice and hot!
I really don't recommend using substitutions to this recipe, but here are some I can approve of in a given circumstance.
- Pasta Sauce - Feel free to use one you like and meets your dietary needs.
- Beans- Substitute with refried beans or whole black beans
- Enchilada Seasoning- Use McCormick burrito seasoning.
- Make homemade beans using fresh ingredients.
- Add fresh green chili peppers on top of the burritos or inside of the burritos
- Use roti for a healthier substitute.
Love Mexican Food? Try these recipes...
Fusion Saucy Burrito (Wet Burrito Recipe)
Fusion Burrito Sauce
- 24 oz traditional pasta sauce
- 24 oz water
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped/blended garlic
- 1 packet enchilada seasoning (McCormick Brand)
- red chili powder (optional)
- ¼ cup veggies (bell pepper, carrot, and onions)
- 1 Avocado
- 3 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- ½ teaspoon garlic
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- green chili
- 8 flour tortillas
- 12 oz refried beans flavored with salt, minced garlic, and grated green chili
- 4 oz shredded Mexican blend cheese
- ¼ onion, chopped finely
- ¼ bell pepper, chopped finely
- 4 green onion springs, chopped finely
Additional Layering Ingredients
- 8 tablespoon sour cream
- 8 tablespoon shredded mexican blend cheese
- 4 cups finely chopped baby spinach/lettuce
- 1 jalapeno, fresh and sliced thin
Fusion Burrito Sauce
- Saute vegetables in oil for 3-5 minutes.
- Add enchilada seasoning, garam masala, garlic, red chili powder, water, and pasta sauce.
- Simmer for 7-10 minutes on medium heat stirring occasionally.
- Heat tortilla on a stove top or microwave for 10 seconds each.
- Add your favorite ingredients and roll into burritos making sure the ends are tucked in. I added bell peppers, onions, beans, and cheese.
- Grill the burritos on a griddle pan using oil until they are brown.
- Blend avocado, cilantro, garlic, and green chili into a paste
- Add salt and lime juice
- Mix and serve
Burrito Layering + Assembly
- Place burrito on a plate and top it according to these layers...
- 1 tablespoon guacamole, 1 tablespoon sour cream, 1 tablespoon cheese, a big ladle of sauce, and finally ¼ cup of salad mix to EACH burrito.
- Add fresh chili peppers on top for extra spice.
- Use Ragu Traditional Pasta Sauce or Hunt's Traditional Pasta Sauce. Using any other pasta sauce will alter the taste of this dish. Hence, why I choose not to use my favorite organic one.
- Top with green chilies and onions (both optional)
If you are not able to find the McCormick Enchilada Seasoning then you can use 10oz Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce + 2 tablespoon of cream cheese as a last resort.
Try to find the thinnest ones available at your local grocery store. Feel free to use homemade roti instead for a healthier option.
Yes! Make this meal for a large gathering or quick meals any day of the week. Freeze the burritos in a freezer-friendly zip bag.
You bet! I like to use plastic containers to freeze the sauce. However, you can also use freezer-friendly zip bags and flat freeze them for optimal freezer space.
A Wet Burrito is one that is smothered in a red sauce with additional toppings and is extra saucy! It is packed with flavors that are far from dry in texture.