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Beef Burritos

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 2 hours 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    18 servings


  • 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 chilies
  • 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


  • 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.
  • Remove meat from bone and cut into bite-size pieces. Skim fat from pan juices. Add tomatoes and chilies; mix well. Add meat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
  • 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.

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  • megan.reasoner
    Dec 18, 2014

    It tasted really good. Mine turned out a tiny bit runny but I figured I must've done something wrong. ;)

  • cr_1295
    Jul 27, 2013

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  • margo_wheeler
    Mar 23, 2013

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  • Vicki Gilstrap
    Oct 28, 2012

    A family favorite. Requested time and again by my grown children & their spouses.

  • TonM
    May 19, 2012

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  • crystal24
    Dec 18, 2011

    I've made these several times...making again today! They have such great flavor, I do add a bit more hot sauce than called for. If you don't have cans of green chilies, but have cans of diced tomatoes with chilies, those work as well. The beef mixture freezes well, as it makes alot.

  • Bonnette23
    Sep 21, 2011

    My children love these! I made them with venison, and halved the recipe. I mixed leftover rice, corn and some pinto beans in with the leftovers and made regular burritos for dinner the next night.

  • scrapo
    May 23, 2011

    I adapted recipe for the crockpot and also wanted to make it spicier. I used fire roasted tomatoes and then also added taco sauce, sprinkled the beef w/ taco seasoning, used red pepper & also added smoked paprika.

  • Dannysngirl
    May 2, 2011

    Absolutely delicious!

  • cynnieluo
    Nov 10, 2006

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