To be honest, I have never heard of a Chile Colorado Burrito, but apparently they are popular and delicious in the Tex-Mex world. The meat inside of these burritos is so simple to make, but tastes absolutely amazing! It basically falls apart when you poke it with your fork.
After cooking the meat all day in your slow cooker, you wrap it up in a big flour tortilla, smother it in sauce and cheese on top, and broil to perfection (you could also make it without smothering it in sauce and cheese – it’s up to you!).
My family loved them and I am sure that yours will too!
What is Chile Colorado?
Chili Colorado (or Chile Colorado) is a Mexican dish that is made of a red sauce and tender piece of beef.
In Spanish, the word “colorado” means “colored red”, which might be a reason why it’s known by this name.
You can also use a New Mexican chile in this dish (also called a Colorado chile in Mexico), which might be another reason why this style of dish is called Chile Colorado.
If you want, you can serve the meat with sauce on rice on the side instead of wrapped in a tortilla – it’s delicious either way and very versatile.
How to make Chile Colorado in the Slow Cooker
This recipe is what we call a “dump and go” recipe – just dump the ingredients in and let the slow cooker do the work! It’s simple.
- Put beef, enchilada sauce, bouillon cubes, onion, green chiles, chipotle pepper sauce, cumin, oregano, and salt and pepper into slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours, or until meat is very tender
- When beef is done, turn oven to broil.
- On an oven-proof plate or baking pan, lay out a tortilla. Place 1/2 cup of the meat on a tortilla and a spoonful or two of beans. Roll into a burrito.
- Pour some of the remaining enchilada sauce from the slow cooker over the burrito to cover it and top with cheese.
- Broil until cheese is bubbly, about 2-4 minutes.
CHoosing the right slow cooker
For this recipe, you’ll need a good slow cooker.
Here are a few suggestions to take into consideration before selecting yours.
How big is your family? If you have a large family, we’d recommend looking at an 8 quart slow cooker so you can make sure your recipes fit all in one.
We love this 8 quart slow cooker. You can find it in a 6 quart size too!
What are your slow cooker needs? Do you need a self timer while you’re gone at the office all day? Or do the simple high and low settings work for your lifestyle?
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