Adobo refers to a sauce that combines peppers and tomatoes with vinegar and spices to brighten its flavor. It's used in a variety of Mexican foods, including canned chipotle peppers (smoked red jalapeños), which add a key flavor to these burritos.

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30 mins
30 mins
1 hr
3 1/2 cups meat mixture


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a 4- to 5-quart pot cook beef, onion, and garlic over medium-high until browned. Drain off fat. Stir in bell pepper, beef broth, tomato paste, vinegar, chipotle pepper and adobo sauce, cumin, oregano, and salt.

  • Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Spoon beef mixture on tortillas. Top with rice, lettuce, sour cream, salsa, and cilantro. Fold in sides of tortillas and roll up.

Tortilla Swaps

If you or someone at your table is grain-free, try swapping out the tortilla with lettuce leaves (Romaine, butterhead, or iceberg); red, green, or napa cabbage leaves; cassava- or coconut-flour wraps; bell peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded; or Roma tomatoes, halved lengthwise and seeded.

Nutrition Facts

599 calories; fat 24g; cholesterol 85mg; saturated fat 9g; carbohydrates 64g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 1g; trans fatty acid 1g; insoluble fiber 6g; sugars 8g; protein 31g; vitamin a 1222.7IU; vitamin c 34.4mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 6.6mg; vitamin b6 0.5mg; folate 59.4mcg; vitamin b12 1.9mcg; sodium 1063mg; potassium 737mg; calcium 235mg; iron 7.2mg.