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Lazy Chile Colorado Burritos

Lazy Chile Colorado Burritos with tender cubes of beef, enchilada sauce, cheese, and beans wrapped in a tortilla and smothered with more sauce and cheese!

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time8 hrs 15 mins
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Slow Cooker
Servings: 6
Calories: 421kcal
Author: Clean Fingers Laynie


  • 2 lbs Beef Roast Cubed
  • 3 cubes Beef Bouillon
  • 20 oz Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 8, 8 in Flour Tortillas
  • 1 cup Refried Beans (1/2 16 oz Can)
  • 1 cup Colby Jack Cheese Grated


Meat Preparation

  • Spray the inside of a 6 qt slow cooker with cooking spray, or line slow cooker with a protective liner. 
  • Dice beef into 2 inch pieces (try to get all pieces roughly the same size and shape).
  • Add cubed beef and beef bouillon cubes to the slow cooker.*
  • Cover the beef with enchilada sauce. 
  • Cover slow cooker and cook, on low, for 7-8 hours until beef is tender and easily flakes with a fork. 

Burrito Assembly

  • Set oven to the broil setting. 
  • Place tortillas on a microwave-safe plate and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave for 30 seconds, or until warm.
  • Warm beans in a microwave safe bowl or in a pan on the stove. 
  • Place one tortilla on a baking sheet, or other oven safe dish, and spread 1-2 tablespoons of refried beans down the middle of the tortilla. Top beans with 1/8 of meat (shredding cubes if desired) and 1-2 tablespoons of sauce. Add a tablespoon of grated cheese. 
  • Tuck in two sides of the burrito and roll the burrito securely from the other direction. 
  • Repeat filling and rolling burritos with remaining ingredients. 
  • Top the burritos with remaining sauce mixture and 1-2 more tablespoons of grated cheese. 
  • Broil burritos in the oven for about 5 minutes until cheese is melted and sauce begins to dry on the edges of the burrito. 


Nutrition: Fat 19 g, Carbohydrate 28 g, Dietary Fiber g, Protein 31 g, Sodium 1211 mg
*If worried about the sodium content, reduce number of bouillon cubes used. 
--Recipe adapted from Food Pusher.