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Green Chile Beef Burritos

Recipes that are leaner in fat and calories—like this one for beef burritos—helped me lose 30 pounds! The meat is so tender and delicious. —Shirley Davidson, Thornton, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 2 beef sirloin tip roasts (3 pounds each)
  • 4 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 medium jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend, optional
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 24 fat-free flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • Optional: Chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce and shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese


  • Trim fat from roasts; cut meat into large chunks. Place in a 5- to 6-qt. slow cooker. Top with the chiles, onion, jalapenos, garlic, chili powder, cumin and, if desired, seasoning blend. Pour broth over all. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove beef; cool slightly. Shred with 2 forks. Cool cooking liquid slightly; skim fat. In a blender, cover and process cooking liquid in small batches until smooth.
  • Return liquid and beef to slow cooker; heat through. Place 1/3 cup beef mixture on each tortilla. Top with tomatoes, lettuce and cheese as desired. Fold in ends and sides.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 burrito: 262 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 376mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

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  • Judy
    Dec 20, 2020

    Extremely bland.

  • RosanneMack
    Mar 27, 2020

    I prefer green chili pork burritos.

  • KathleenMoran
    Oct 20, 2012

    We were very disappointed with this recipe. It wasn't worth the time. It had very little flavor and was runny. We like our regular ground beef burritos with green chili smothered over it.

  • Monarchsmomma
    Jul 7, 2010

    We liked this, but I may add a couple more chilies or hotter ones for more heat. My 5 quart crockpot was NOT big enough! I had some liquid spilling out onto the counter & inside my crockpot, so beware. Messy, Messy! Next time I'll use my bigger crockpot!

  • da_30303
    Feb 8, 2009

    A+!! This is the best recipe I have tried to date. I halved the amount and only put in one jalapeno.