Beef Burrito Bowl Recipe (Slow Cooker and Instant Pot)

This Beef Burrito Bowl recipe is full of fantastic flavor and also easy to throw together! It’s a tasty slow cooker or instant pot recipe the whole family will love!

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Beef Burrito Bowl Recipe

It’s tough to pick which dump recipe is my favorite- similar to choosing a favorite child, you just can’t choose! But this one is definitely up there! It has some of my absolute favorite flavors and it’s one of those meals I could eat for several days straight and never get sick of it (did someone say Burrito Bowl meal prep?!).

What I love the most is that you can take it in whatever direction you want. So I’ll pile every item in my fridge on top. My husband has his select few items that he likes. And we usually make the girls a plate with some beef, rice on the side and some cheese and veggies on their own sides as well, because you never know when a kid will freak out about an onion touching their rice. It’s like a Chipotle Burrito Bowl where you get to build your own, only way better (trust.).

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Tips for making Mexican Shredded Beef Bowls

  • You’ll know it’s done because the meat will be super tender and falling apart.
  • When you’re shredding the beef you’ll want to remove as much of the fat as possible and be careful not to over-shred.
  • You can always add some of the juices from the slow cooker to the shredded beef for additional moisture.
  • If you’re planning on making this in the instant pot, you want to use no more than a smaller chuck roast and cut it in half before placing it into the instant pot for optimal results.

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Frequently asked questions about making Mexican Beef Bowls

  • Can I freeze the beef in this recipe? Yes. You can freeze it raw as a dump dinner and you can also freeze the leftovers once it’s cooked.
  • Is a burrito bowl healthy? The great thing about this is that you get to pic the toppings so you can make it as healthy (or unhealthy) as you want. This beef also goes really well over a salad if you want to eliminate the carbs completely!
  • How long do beef burrito bowls last in the fridge? Around 4 days covered in the refrigerator. I would store them un-assembled.
  • What goes into a burrito bowl? As much or as little as you want. I like to go serve it over yellow rice, with avocado, cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, corn, black beans, the peppers and onions from cooking, lime, crumbled tortilla chips and plenty of fresh cilantro!

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Make it a meal!

A few great recipes to round out and complete this meal would be:

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Helpful tools:

  1. Slow cooker
  2. Instant pot
  3. Gallon freezer zipper bags
  4. Slow cooker liners
  5. Measuring spoons
  6. Measuring cups
  7. Chef’s knife
  8. Cutting board
Beef Burrito Bowl recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 10 mins
 

This Beef Burrito Bowl recipe is full of fantastic flavor and also easy to throw together! It's a tasty slow cooker or instant pot recipe the whole family will love!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: burrito bowl
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Jessy Freimann, The Life Jolie
Ingredients
Beef:
  • 1 six pound chuck roast
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 2 poblano peppers seeds removed and sliced
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
Bowls/Potential toppings:
  • Yellow rice
  • Canned corn drained
  • Canned black beans drained
  • Cilantro
  • Lime
  • Avocado
  • Sour cream
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Crumbled tortilla chips
Instructions
Slow Cooker Instructions:
  1. Place chuck roast into slow cooker surrounded by onions and poblano peppers.
  2. Sprinkle with taco seasoning and salt. Top with salsa and oil.
  3. Cover and cook for 8-9 hours on low.
  4. Shred beef, discard fat and serve over rice with the toppings of your choice.
Instant Pot Instructions:
  1. Place chuck roast into Instant Pot surrounded by onions and poblano peppers.
  2. Sprinkle with taco seasoning and salt. Top with salsa and oil.
  3. Cover and cook for 90 minutes on high pressure followed by a 15 minute Natural Pressure Release.

  4. Shred beef, discard fat and serve over rice with the toppings of your choice.
Recipe Notes

I use the Goya yellow rice packet because I don't have to stand at the stove and while it cooks.

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This Beef Burrito Bowl recipe is full of fantastic flavor and also easy to throw together! It's a tasty slow cooker or instant pot recipe the whole family will love!

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