Crock Pot Carne Asada for Burritos

Hello loves.  Today’s dish is one of my favorite recipes.  It’s family friendly, can be doctored up any way you like it, and you make it in the crock pot.  All day cooking with no work, and your house smells amazing.  Always a win!


Oh, and on a completely unrelated note…

Political or not, this is A – wait for it – mazing!


Okay, now you can eat.


Crock Pot Burritos 1

Crock Pot Carne Asada for Burritos

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 to 8 burritos
Author Julie Espy {White Lights on Wednesday}


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 to 4 pound bottom round roast
  • 4 limes halved
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin

For Serving:

  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Sriracha


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Sear roast on all sides until well browned, about 2 to 3 minutes each side.
  2. Add onion, jalapeno, chili powder, and cumin to crock pot. Juice lime halves into crock pot and mix ingredients together. Place seared roast into crock pot, fat side down, and rub into spices. Flip roast over (fat side up) and rub bottom in spices.
  3. Cover crock pot and cook on LOW for 6 hours. Flipping the roast once, about half way through.
  4. Remove roast form crock pot to a 9? x 13? pan. Strain liquid in crock pot; discard solids. Using two forks, shred roast into bite sized-ish pieces.
  5. Pour about ? of the reserved liquid over the shredded beef; mix to combine. Add more liquid as desired for moistness and extra flavor.
  6. Wrap beef with cheese, sour cream, and sriracha (if desired) in a large flour tortilla. Feel free to add your own favorite ingredients too!

Crock Pot Burritos 2

Crock Pot Burritos 3


  1. Seana says

    That video is too funny! Does he know the difference between hummus and baba ghanoush? Too flipping funny. Yeah it is politically incorrect, Yet, it is making fun of everyone. If people don’t like it, they should quit as soon as they hit play. Personally, I love everyone. I don’t care if you’re black, white, gay straight etc.
    On that note, I have to go back and read the recipe.

  2. says

    LOL! As the sister of a gay man that has been fending off my friends for years (now he has to fend off my daughter’s friends lmao!!!) that could so happen!! I have seen men get randomly slapped followed by the phrase “Why can’t you be more like Kenneth?!!” (my brother) And my brother is religious about the gym… BTW, the recipe sounds great. I will have to try, and invite Kenneth and his boyfriend over for dinner 🙂

  3. says

    I’m learning how to use my crockpot and so I LOVE this recipe, Julie! I pinned it so I and everyone else can find it! Thanks again for celebrating my birthday with me!

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