Beef and Chipotle Burritos

Chipotle peppers are smoked jalapeños that lend a great smoky flavor to this Mexican main dish. Slow cooking the beef mixture makes for a quick meal on a busy night.

Beef and Chipotle Burritos
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 ½ pound boneless beef round steak, cut 3/4 inch thick

  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained

  • cup chopped onion (1 small)

  • 1 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 6 9 inch tomato-flavored or plain flour tortillas, warmed

  • ¾ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (3 ounces)

  • 1 Pico de Gallo Salsa

  • Shredded jicama or radishes (optional)

  • Dairy sour cream (optional)

Pico de Gallo Salsa

  • 2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped onion

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro

  • 1 fresh serrano chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped (see tip)

  • dash sugar


  1. Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 6 pieces. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker place meat, undrained tomatoes, onion, chipotle peppers, oregano, cumin, and garlic.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Remove meat from cooker. Using 2 forks, pull meat apart into shreds. Place meat in a large bowl. Stir in enough cooking liquid to reach desired consistency. Divide meat among warm tortillas, spooning it just below the centers. Top with cheese, Pico de Gallo Salsa, and, if desired, jicama and sour cream. Roll up tortillas. Makes 6 servings.

Pico de Gallo Salsa

  1. In a medium bowl combine tomatoes; onion; cilantro; serrano chile pepper, and dash sugar. Cover; chill several hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

361 Calories
13g Fat
29g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 361
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 433mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 17.7mg 89%
Calcium 191.8mg 15%
Iron 4.7mg 26%
Potassium 395mg 8%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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