Chile Colorado Burritos

Chile Colorado Burritos

Chile Colorado Burritos are a delicious and hearty Mexican-inspired dish that combines tender beef simmered in a flavorful red chili sauce, wrapped in a warm flour tortilla, and topped with cheese and your favorite toppings. This dish is perfect for a comforting weeknight meal or for serving a crowd at your next gathering.


  • 2 pounds beef chuck roast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups red enchilada sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (such as cheddar or Monterey Jack)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, sour cream, for serving


  1. Season and Brown the Beef:
  • Season the beef with salt and pepper. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the beef and cook until browned on all sides. Remove the beef from the skillet and set aside.
  1. Prepare the Sauce:
  • In the same skillet, add the chopped onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Return the browned beef to the skillet. Stir in the beef broth, red enchilada sauce, chili powder, ground cumin, dried oregano, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using). Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  1. Simmer the Beef:
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the beef is tender and the sauce has thickened. Stir occasionally.
  1. Assemble the Burritos:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Warm the flour tortillas in the microwave or on a skillet until soft and pliable.
  • Spoon a generous amount of the beef and sauce mixture onto each tortilla. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  1. Roll Up the Burritos:
  • Fold the sides of each tortilla over the filling, then roll it up tightly to enclose the filling.
  • Place the rolled burritos seam-side down in a baking dish.
  1. Bake:
  • Bake the burritos in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  1. Serve:
  • Remove the burritos from the oven and serve hot, garnished with chopped fresh cilantro, diced tomatoes, sliced avocado, and sour cream, if desired.


  • You can adjust the level of spiciness by adding more or less chili powder and cayenne pepper to the sauce.
  • For extra flavor, you can add diced green chilies or jalapeños to the sauce.

Chile Colorado Burritos are a comforting and flavorful dish that brings together tender beef simmered in a rich and spicy red chili sauce, wrapped in warm flour tortillas, and topped with melted cheese and fresh toppings. This dish is sure to satisfy your craving for authentic Mexican flavors and is perfect for sharing with family and friends.

Nutritional Information:
(Serving Size: 1 burrito)

  • Calories: 650 kcal
  • Total Fat: 34g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 120mg
  • Sodium: 1100mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 45g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 39g

(Note: Nutritional information is approximate and may vary depending on specific ingredients and serving size.)

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