The smothered burrito is one of three new limited-time items in the Taco Bell menu. The other two are the XXL Stuft Burrito and the Spicy Double Steak. It is a warm flour tortilla filled with Latin rice, refried beans, seasoned beef or shredded chicken, and your choice of three cheeses, then covered in red sauce, melted three-cheese blend, and reduced fat sour cream. The burrito looks like it’s meant to be eaten with a spoon, so don’t try to take it with your hands. You’ll need a fork or a plate, and you’ll need a napkin. It’s also a little messy, so don’t eat it while driving. You’ll end up with a mess that will need a dry cleaner or a visit from your insurance agent.
The Smothered Burrito tastes pretty good. It has a lot of cheese, which is great. It’s also a good size for the price. The only downside is that it has a lot of sodium, which may be problematic for people who are on restricted diets.
If you’re looking for a healthier option, try the new Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito or the Spicy Potato Soft Taco from the Cravings Value Menu. Both have a low sodium content.
The smothered burrito was on the Taco Bell menu for years before being discontinued in 2013. It’s not clear why it was removed, but fans voted to bring back another item that was a bit too spicy for some – the 2008 Volcano Taco.