We took smoked chuck roast, braised it in my favorite mix of Mexican flavors, and then shredded and stuffed it into giant tortillas in this easy Smoked Shredded Beef Burritos recipe!
Smoked Beef Burritos Recipe
When it comes to beef, the versatile chuck roast is one of my most-used and favorite cuts of beef. There are so many things you can make with it, but these Smoked Beef Burritos are HIGH on the list.
What I love most about chuck roasts is that they are so simple to do well, and the results are fantastically consistent. It isn’t the cheapest roast, but not the most expensive either, and recipes using chuck roasts are very easy to scale up or down as you need to, whether you are servings two people or twenty.
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Smoked Chuck Burritos shopping list
Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- chuck roast
- salt and pepper
- Mexican-blend seasoning rub (We like this Carne Asada blend from The Spice Guy)
- El Pato jalapeno salsa
- green chiles
- large tortillas
- refried beans
- shredded Mexican-blend cheese
- sour cream
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How to make beef burritos on the pellet grill
This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.
Preheat your smoker
220 is the target temp. Get as close to that as you can and call it good.
Season & smoke
Season the roast, toss it into a grill-safe high-sided dish, and dump the rest of the braising liquid ingredients in. Smoke for 3 hours. Check the liquid levels periodically and add additional liquid to the pan as needed. This could be beef broth, beer, or even water. Check for fork-tenderness after 3 hours. You probably won’t be there yet.
Turn it up
Cover with foil and turn the heat up to 325° and cook until the roast is fork-tender. Keep an eye on the liquid levels.
Discard all the gross bits and shred the beef. Mix in the shredded beef with the cooking liquid.
Roll em up
Stuff your burrito with all of the fixings you want to throw at it, fold in both ends and then roll it up.
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What are good sides for Shredded Beef Burritos?
I’m partial to having a side of Instant Pot Mexican Rice with burritos too.
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More Mexican-inspired dinner recipes
- Smoked Shredded Beef Puffy Tacos
- Smoked Shredded Beef Nachos
- Spicy Shrimp Cocktail
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- 3 pounds beef chuck roast
- 4 tablespoons Carne Asada Rub*
- 1 bottle Mexican beer
- 7 ounce can green chiles
- 1 - 7.75 ounce can El Pato Jalapeno salsa
- 12 Burrito-sized tortillas
- 6 cups shredded cheese (Mexican blend or Colby Jack)
- 2 cups refried beans
- sour cream
- Cover the roast with the rub, place it into a grill-safe high-sided roasting pan, and place that on your pellet grill or smoker preheated to 220°. Add in the beer, green chiles, and Jalapeno salsa.
- Smoke the roast for 3-4 hours.
- Check your roast to see how close it is to being fork-tender. It probably won't be there yet after that 3-4 hour smoke. Turn the heat up to 325° and cover the pan tightly with foil. Since the roast is going to be covered now, it won't be taking on any more of the smoke flavor, so if you prefer to save pellets you can do this part in your oven stovetop, Instant Pot, or crockpot. Remove when the roast is fork-tender.
- Shred your roast and discard any unappetizing bits.
- Stuff into burrito shells with all of the fixing you can, and enjoy!
* If you don't have Carne Asada rub, order some, but if you want to make this now anyway you can sub in a mix of garlic powder, salt, chipotle powder, pepper, celery salt, and brown sugar. You can also use any other of your favorite Mexican-style rubs.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1004Total Fat: 54gSaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 180mgSodium: 1830mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 11gSugar: 6gProtein: 61g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.