Thursday, January 10, 2013

Chile Colorado Burritos

(This may or may not become a weekly deal - depends on the feedback! :) )

I absolutely love to cook and I'm always searching for new, delicious, kid-friendly recipes to whip up for my family.
The recipe I'm about to share, I came across on Pinterest about five months ago, and since then it has been a huge hit with my husband and children. We probably have this meal at least once every two weeks!
To see the original recipe, go here.
I've changed this recipe a teensy bit to my liking.

Chile Colorado Burritos

You will need:
  • Crock Pot
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Small Bowl (for the beans)
  • Colander
  • Medium Pot (for the rice) 
(I'm going to list the ingredients/quantities based on how I make it for my family. Recipe yields 5-7 burritos, depending on how much you use per burrito.)

  • 1-1 1/2 lbs of Stew Meat
  • 1-3 15 oz cans of Enchilada Sauce(ANY brand), depending on how much sauce you want. I use 3 because I like a lot. (You can also make your own enchilada sauce, if you prefer)
  • 1 Beef Bouillon Cube per can of enchilada sauce you use.
  • 1 can of any brand of refried beans.
  • 2-4 servings of any kind of rice (optional)
  • Your choice of shredded cheese
  • Burrito sized tortillas
Combine the stew meat, all of the enchilada sauce, and bouillon cubes into the CrockPot.

Season to taste (I usually add a dash of Cayenne Pepper, Salt, Garlic Powder,& Ground Cumin).

Cook on high for 7-8 hours OR (and this is what I do) low for 3-4 hours, stirring every 30 minutes or so. 

Once the meat is tender to your liking, set up a colander over a large mixing bowl. Unplug your CrockPot and carefully pour it into the colander, straining the meat from the sauce.

Cook rice according to directions on box (or whatever kind you buy), warm up refried beans & tortillas.

From here, you can either keep your meat chunky or chop it up. I prefer to chop it up. 

I prepare our burritos by spreading the beans first, then rice, and then meat.

Fold the top and bottom ends of the burrito towards the inside of the burrito before rolling it up to avoid the insides spilling out.

Ladle the strained sauce on top of the burrito and top with your choice of shredded cheese. I always use a Fiesta/Mexican blend.

And, Voila!

These are pictures that I took tonight while preparing this for my family's dinner! If you try this recipe, please let me know how you liked it! 

And, feel free to share, but please link back to my blog! If you like this recipe and would like for me to continue sharing recipes I've found and tried, please leave some positive feedback! Thanks so much!



  1. I'm the worst at coming up with recipes - this is being made, quite possibly, tonight at the Morgan looks muy bien!

    1. Oh, me too!! Before Pinterest, I swear I rotated 8 meals over and over! Let me know how the recipe worked out for ya!! :)

  2. These look amazing... The Hickeys are coming over for dinner the next time these are on the menu! ;)

    Or, maybe I should try to make it myself. Lol.

    Hey, Sebastian, by the way... I picked ya for a blog award, the Liebster Award, you can read about it here:

    If you feel like participating, do so! I hope you do- it totally reminds me of those MySpace surveys we used to do! Lol.

    Love you sisterfriend! <3

  3. You know y'all are ALWAYS welcome! It's been a while since we've had a dinner date, so I'd say we're definitely due for one!

    AW! Thank you! I'll go look!

    Love you, sisterfriend! <3

  4. I can't believe I wasn't following you already!!? Well I'll now be obsessing over that burrito, it looks delicious!!! <3

    1. Uh, I's about time! Haha, kidding! ;)

      Oh, they are TO DIE FOR!! You should try to make it!!

  5. Sounds super yummy! Can't wait to try. I'll let you know what my family thinks!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Katie from Dysfunction Junction