Recipe Review: Slow Cooker Chile Colorado Burritos

I’m a sucker for all Mexican food and I have been DYING to make this since I saw the recipe on Pinterest about a week ago!  It combines two fabulous things:  Mexican food and the use of a slow cooker.  I was sold!

Here are the ingredients you need to make this: 

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds stew meat or other beef cubed
  • 1 large can mild enchilada sauce (19 oz.) or two small cans
  • 1 beef bouillon cube
  • 1/2 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 can refried beans
  • 5-7 burrito size flour tortillas
  • shredded cheddar cheese

Here are the steps for making it:

Add meat, enchilada sauce, beef bouillon, and taco seasoning to slow cooker and stir to mix everything together.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.  Shred beef.  Spread a spoonful of beans along the center of the tortilla.  Fill with beef mixture and cheese.  Roll your tortilla and spoon the sauce over the top and cover with cheese.

I found the original recipe at Food Pusher.  I made some modifications to the original recipe including just using one beef bouillon cube (the original recipe calls for two) and using half a packet of taco seasoning (which isn’t part of the original recipe).  I served my kids’ with a side of sour cream to help “cool” things off.  This was so easy to make and we loved it!  I loved the extra kick from the taco seasoning, but if you don’t like things with a kick, you might want to leave that out.  My husband said it’s a “keeper.”   We can’t wait to make this again!

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  1. Rachel Miller says:

    This looks great! I think I’ll be making it this week 🙂

  2. Yum! That looks really good! We might have to give this a try. It’s always great to find easy meals- especially those that can be made in the crock pot. Since it’s almost back to school time for me I’m looking for a collection of easy but good meals that make dinner a no-brainer. Thanks for sharing this!

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