Shredded Beef Burritos

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Slow cooked beef is perfect to fill up a tortilla and make it into a whole meal. This recipe for a delicious slow cooked chuck roast with flavors of cumin and chipotle are going to knock your socks off. Shredded Beef Burritos are so dang good, they are going to be a regular on your slow cooker meals rotation.

Shredded Beef Burritos

This easy and simple recipe is perfect for Homemade on a Weeknight meals. You are going to be so happy you started this going first thing in the morning when you come home to the amazing aromas filling your kitchen. You are going to need a large sized crock pot for this – at least 7 quarts. The reason for this is that you do not want to cut the chuck roast up at all, you want to put it in whole.

Shredded Beef Burritos

To get the authentic Burrito Truck vibe from these tasty burritos – I strongly suggest you immediately wrap them in foil after building them. This is not just for the aesthetic of things – it actually serves a purpose. When you tightly wrap them up in foil, you allow the hot meat and beans to melt the cheese and create a delightful gooey bite! For the full effect let them sit for about 5 minutes before opening them up to eat. It may seem like a silly step to take, but you will be happy you did.

Shredded Beef Burritos

As you can probably guess, these burritos are rather large – my daughter and I actually split one. So you probably won’t need whole big side dish with it. You could probably get away with just having some nice tortilla chips and maybe some salsa, guac or queso on the side.

Shredded Beef Burritos

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Shredded Beef Burritos

A delicious slow cooked chuck roast with flavors of cumin and chipotle and loaded up with beans, sour cream, lettuce, cheese and tomato in a tortilla!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Slow Cooker Time 10 hours
Servings 6


  • 6-8 Extra Large Burrito Tortillas
  • 2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Iceberg Lettuce shredded
  • 2 cup Cheddar Cheese finely shredded
  • 1 28oz can Whole Pinto Beans drained
  • 1 15oz can Petite Cut Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder

For the Shredded Beef

  • 3 lb Chuck Roast
  • 1 28oz can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 12oz can Chipotle Peppers in adobo minced
  • ½ cup Orange Juice
  • ¼ cup Lime Juice
  • 2 cup Beef Broth
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Dried Minced Onion


  • Add chuck roast to slow cooker. Combine remaining shredded beef ingredients in a bowl and pour evenly over top of roast. Secure lid and cook on low for 10 hours (high for 5hours).
  • In the last 30 minutes of cook time, remove lid. Remove bones (if present), then use tongs to pull and shred the meat. Mix back into the sauce and re-secure lid for remainder of cook time.
  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, add pinto beans, tomatoes, cumin and chili powder. Stir to combine and let simmer until beef is ready.
  • Lay tortilla out on flat surface. Add a portion of beans, topped with shredded beef. Next add cheese, lettuce and then sour cream. Fold in the sides of the tortilla first. Then roll up from the bottom to the top.

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5 thoughts on “Shredded Beef Burritos

  1. You just took me back Estelle. Before I found out I could no longer have wheat, there was a restaurant I would go to with a coworker and they had the best shredded beef burritos, I would always get the same thing every time. I miss those darn things! I think I will try to make my own with a GF tortilla. Thank you so much for sharing and the memory reminder.

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    EsmeSalon says:

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    the Painted Apron says:

    Looks so good!!!

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