Slow Cooker Chile Colorado Beef Burritos

To be honest, I have never heard of a Chile Colorado Burrito, but apparently they are popular and delicious in the Tex-Mex world. The meat inside of these burritos is so simple to make, but tastes absolutely amazing! It basically falls apart when you poke it with your fork. After cooking the meat all day in your slow cooker, you wrap it up in a big flour tortilla, put sauce and cheese on top, and broil to perfection. My family loved them and I am sure that yours will too!

Slow Cooker Chile Colorado Beef Burritos
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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds cubed stew meat
  • 1 large can enchilada sauce (at least a 19 oz can)
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • Refried beans (optional- here is our favorite homemade recipe)
  • 6-8 burrito-size flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (we used Colby Jack, but any kind will work)

Instructions

  1. Spray your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Put beef, bouillon cubes, and enchilada sauce into slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours, or until meat is very tender (you could also cook on high for maybe 3-4 hours).
  2. When beef is done (it will be very tender and flake off when stirred), turn oven on broil. On an oven-proof plate or baking pan, lay out a tortilla. Place on tortilla about 1/2 cup of the meat, drained by using a slotted spoon, and a spoonful or two of beans. Roll into a burrito. Pour some of the remaining enchilada sauce from the slow cooker over the burrito to cover it and top with cheese. Broil until cheese is bubbly, about 2-4 minutes.
  3. Makes 6-8 burritos, depending on how full you make them.
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10 Responses to “Slow Cooker Chile Colorado Beef Burritos”

  1. If you want a much more tasteful dish season the meat first with either packaged taco or fajita seasoning or do your own with cumin, chili powder, pepper, salt, garlic powder and oregano. Also chop up an onion too and put that at the bottom of the crock pot. After the meat cooks pour the juice out then put some of the saved enchilada sauce back in like you would with bbq sauce for pulled pork and heat for another 1/2 hour. Happy eating!
  2. I've been making these for a few months now. They freeze well too. The fillings and sauce are "adaptable" too. Sometimes I use black beans and rice inside with the meat. I also don't like canned enchilada sauce so I make mine from tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin and Rotel tomato sauce...not Rotel tomatoes but their SAUCE :-)

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