Green Chile Burros

Green Chile Burros are a delicious and satisfying Mexican-inspired dish that features tender and flavorful meat wrapped in a warm tortilla, topped with a rich and spicy green chile sauce. This recipe will guide you through the process of creating these mouthwatering burros in your own kitchen.


  • 5-6 pound beef or pork roast
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 28 ounces canned green chilies
  • 28 ounces canned chopped tomatoes
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeños, chopped
  • 2 cups flour (browned)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • flour tortillas


Place raw meat into the bottom of a large crockpot. Add the garlic, salt, onion, green chilies, tomatoes, and bay leaves. Cook on high for 5-6 hours or until the meat is tender. During the last hour of cooking, add in the oregano and extra chilies if desired. Remove the bay leaves. Break apart the meat with a couple of forks.

Brown the flour in a pan over medium-high heat. Whisk in a couple of cups of water to make a thin slurry. Pour the slurry into the chile and return to a boil to thicken. Warm tortillas; fill and roll. 

If you want, add some grated cheddar cheese on top, place under a broiler until melted, then ladle over some more green chile, salsa, sour cream, etc.

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