Beef Burritos

Total Time

Prep: 2 hours 20 min. Cook: 40 min.


18 servings

Updated: Jan. 12, 2023
Living in Arizona, we enjoy all sorts of foods with Southwestern flair, such as these beef-stuffed tortillas. The recipe is easy to make and easy to serve—folks can assemble their own burritos with their choice of garnishes. — Amy Martin, Waddell, Arizona


  • 2 bone-in beef chuck roasts (2-1/2 to 3 pounds each)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 4 to 6 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 18 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and salsa


  1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, brown roast in oil; drain. Add water, onion, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Remove roasts; cool.
  2. Remove meat from bone and cut into bite-sized pieces. Skim fat from pan juices. Add tomatoes and chiles; mix well. Add meat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  3. Combine flour and cold water; mix well. Stir into beef mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Add hot pepper sauce. Spoon down the center of tortillas; fold top and bottom of tortilla over filling and roll up. Serve with cheese, sour cream and salsa.