7 Layer Burritos are one of the tastiest foods you can find at Taco Bell, but they can be quite messy and hard to eat if you don’t know how to do it properly!
In this blog article I will show you how to build the perfect 7 Layer Burrito Taco Bell from the popular fast-food chain.
You won’t be disappointed with this delicious, slightly messy meal!
The 7 layer burrito is something of an enigma among American fast food. Unlike other offerings on Taco Bell’s extensive menu, there isn’t much information about what goes into it.
It has beef, lettuce, tomatoes and guacamole like any other burrito—but its signature 7-layer feature makes it stand out from other tacos and burritos you can order at Mexican restaurants or make at home. But what are those seven layers? And why do they matter?
Here’s everything you need to know about ordering a 7 layer burrito from Taco Bell.
- 2 tablespoons cilantro-lime rice (regular rice with lime juice and cilantro
- 1 cup refried beans (bean paste)
- 3/4 cup red sauce (tomato sauce)
- 6 inch flour tortilla wrap (thin white bread roll, typically not toasted)
Note: all ingredients listed above are just approximate amounts; individual stores may change their recipe slightly for taste.
Key Points About 7 Layer Burrito Taco Bell
To order a 7 layer burrito at Taco Bell, you can customize your own or choose one of two pre-made versions: The steak and potato burrito comes with seasoned ground beef, refried beans, cilantro-lime rice, red sauce and cheese sauce.
It also includes sour cream on top of each layer in addition to guacamole on top of everything else.
The chicken and avocado burrito is made up of grilled chicken, cilantro-lime rice, red sauce, guacamole and shredded lettuce. Both burritos come wrapped in a flour tortilla that’s been lightly grilled—not fried like most other fast food tacos.
They’re served with chips and salsa as well as your choice of soda or water.
How Much Does 7 Layer Burrito Taco Bell Cost?
Prices vary by location but tend to be between $5-$6 per burrito.
The 7-Layer Burrito is a staple of fast food culture. It’s on offer at many Taco Bell locations across America and it’s one of my favorite choices when I hit up that restaurant.
They are quite delicious and filling if you want to indulge yourself. But be warned, they are messy! If you don’t like messes or making a mess while eating, then maybe steer clear of these burritos.
However, if you enjoy a good meal with some tasty toppings and sauces, then go ahead and get yourself one of these meals. You won’t regret it!
How to order a 7-Layer Burrito at Taco Bell
This burrito starts off as any other would: tortilla, meat, cheese and sauce.
This time though there are three additional layers which make all the difference. These include beans, rice and guacamole which add a little bit more substance to your meal than just meat and cheese alone.
At first glance these ingredients may seem like overkill but trust me when I say that they work together perfectly. If you’re not in love with Mexican food, then you might want to stay away from these bad boys but if you do enjoy Mexican cuisine then give them a try. You won’t be disappointed!
The price of one of these 7-Layer Burritos can vary depending on where you live or what store you visit for them. In my area they usually run about $5 so it’s not too bad considering how much food is actually inside of them.
What makes up Taco Bell’s 7-Layer Burrito? The base of any burrito is its filling—and in Taco Bell’s case, that means seasoned beef.
The best part about these tasty tacos is that they pack together various seasonings (such as peppers and spices) to give your regular beef a boost of flavor.
One of these will definitely fill you up! You can find all sorts of recipes online for how to make beef at home taste like it came straight out of a restaurant; but we think we’ll stick with Taco Bell since their food is consistently delicious and prepared fresh.
As an added bonus, it’s much easier to take down a 7-layer burrito than roll one yourself!
The Beans and Rice
Beans and rice are relatively cheap. Beans have an amazing amount of nutrients for how little they cost.
Not only that, beans can help you lose weight and lower cholesterol. If you’re trying to go vegetarian but don’t know what to eat, beans are a good option. They also help with digestion and contain many vitamins that we need to survive.
The Sour Cream and Guacamole
Avocados are incredibly rich in fat and monounsaturated fats, but it’s also packed with fiber.
Fiber helps your body absorb all that fat into your system at a much slower pace—meaning you feel fuller for longer.
Plus avocado contains over 20 vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin E. It’s basically like eating a salad every time you eat an avocado or guacamole.
What’s not to love? Well, if you don’t like avocados, then I guess there is something not to love. But if you do enjoy them, then go ahead and dig right in! I personally can’t get enough of them. They taste great on salads or as a dip on its own (if it doesn’t make too much of a mess).
The Lettuce and Tomato
The first layer of your 7-layer burrito consists of fresh iceberg lettuce and diced tomato. The lettuce is crisp and refreshing; it offers an excellent counterpoint to the spicy salsa you’ll encounter later in your meal.
Meanwhile, those diced tomatoes are heavy on lycopene, which helps strengthen your immune system and even prevent certain types of cancer—always a plus when combined with Mexican food. The only drawback? Tomatoes are relatively high in calories, so make sure you leave some room for other ingredients if you decide to order a seven-layer burrito.
The Cheese Sauce
This is what it all starts with: a layer of yellow cheese sauce. It’s rich and creamy, not too spicy and definitely tastes like melted cheese. At first glance you might think it looks a little more like Alfredo sauce than Mexican food fare; but trust us when we say that no real Hispanic person would eat anything with Alfred in its name.
The nacho cheese on your pizza or Doritos doesn’t count either. That stuff isn’t even close to being authentic. But anyway, back to our burrito. This cheese sauce is pretty tasty and makes for a great base flavor in any burrito-building endeavor.