Favourite Fakeaways: #4 beef burrito

Posted 2 weeks ago

Recreate the UK's top takeaways at home

We are currently living through the age of 'one-click away', where we can hop on our phones and order pretty much anything directly to us. With most takeaways, the food you've ordered will even arrive within the hour! But convenience comes at a price - takeaways are the most expensive they've ever been and frequently ordering them is no good for your health. That's why fakeaways are the tasty solution to your fast food cravings.

Deliveroo recently published the UK's top trending dishes and we are going to show you exactly how you can cook up your very own fakeaway versions of each dish landing in the top 10. In 4th place, is the classic Mexican dish, the burrito! This version is a beefy one, but feel free to substitute the meat for whatever you like.


For the beef:

  • 500g minced beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 100ml beef stock

For the rice:

  • 200g basmati rice
  • 400ml water
  • Pinch of salt

To serve:

  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 200g canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 100g grated cheese (cheddar or a mix)
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 small red onion, finely sliced
  • Fresh coriander, chopped
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole (technically optional, but we'd argue a must-have!)


  1. Rinse the basmati rice under cold water until the water runs clear. In a pot, bring the water to a boil, add the rice and a pinch of salt, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until the water is absorbed. Remove from heat and keep covered for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large pan, heat a little oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, cooking until soft. Increase the heat and add the minced beef, browning it and breaking up any lumps. Stir in the cumin, smoked paprika, chilli powder, tomato purée, and season with salt and pepper. Add the beef stock, bring to a simmer, and cook until the liquid reduces into a thick sauce.
  3. Warm the flour tortillas according to the packet instructions to make them pliable. On each tortilla, layer some of the cooked rice, beef mixture, black beans, grated cheese, diced tomatoes, red onion, and fresh coriander. Add a dollop of sour cream and guacamole if using. Fold in the sides of the tortilla and roll up tightly to enclose the filling.
  4. You can serve the burritos as they are or heat them in a dry pan to crisp up the outside. Cut in half to serve.

Approximate cost & savings

As of March 2024

Mission Burrito  - £10.75 (for one serving)
Fakeaway beef burrito - £16.35 (for four servings)

  • Minced Beef (500g): £3.00 - £5.00, depending on the quality
  • Onion (1 large): £0.22 - £0.30
  • Garlic Cloves (2): £0.10 - £0.20
  • Ground Cumin (1 tsp): £0.05 - £0.10 from a jar costing around £0.70 - £1.40
  • Smoked Paprika (1 tsp): £0.05 - £0.10
  • Chilli Powder (1/2 tsp): £0.05 - £0.10
  • Tomato Purée (2 tbsp): £0.10 - £0.20 from a tube costing around £0.50 - £1.00
  • Beef Stock (100ml): £0.15 - £0.30, using a stock cube or concentrate
  • Basmati Rice (200g): £0.40 - £0.80, based on a 1kg bag costing £2.00 - £4.00
  • Flour Tortillas (4 large): £1.00 - £1.50 for a pack
  • Canned Black Beans (200g): £0.55 - £0.85
  • Grated Cheese (100g): £0.50 - £1.00
  • Tomatoes (2): £0.40 - £0.70
  • Red Onion (1 small): £0.15 - £0.25
  • Fresh Coriander: £0.70 - £0.85 for a bunch
  • Sour Cream: £0.85 - £1.50 for a small tub
  • Guacamole (optional): £1.50 - £2.50 for a small tub, if not homemade

This is an approximate cost breakdown based on generic supermarket prices in the UK. Prices can vary based on the store, brand, and quality of ingredients. Keep in mind that prices can fluctuate and specials or bulk purchases can reduce costs.