Green Chile Burros Recipe

Over the years I’ve collected quite a few “GO TO” recipes. They are usually always easy, require little preparation and ALWAYS taste good. They also require ingredients I always have on hand which makes things easier. This next recipe just happens to be one of those quick and easy meals that the whole family loves – Green Chile Burros!

But before I share the recipe, I wanted to share with you something kinda funny…. Growing up we always called my great-grandma “Grandma Bean Burro.” I never thought anything of it and it wasn’t until I was a teenager that I realized that really wasn’t her name. I asked my mom just recently why we called her that and she said it was because all of us knew her for her “burros”. Apparently, she made the best homemade burritos and everyone LOVED them. Her real last name was actually Gutierrez, and I think “Bean Burro” may have just been easier to say as a little kid. 😉 I still get a chuckle from others when I mention Grandma Bean Burro for such a “funny” name, and I tell you this because every time I make these BURROS I think of her. Fortunately, we don’t have to do all the hard work like my grandma did in making the sauce, because we found on that is our FAVORITE!! It’s 505 Sauce, and can be found at Fry’s back in Arizona. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find it here in Texas but I did find out you can order the sauce from their online store, so that’s where I got mine from (and I’m telling you guys it is SO worth it if you like Green Chile Burros!) All you do is cook your meat and add this sauce and you’re good to go!

The easiest and best Green Chile Burros ever! { } #greenchile

Look how stinking good these are! We have these at least once a month, and it’s always the night after we have Roast (go HERE for that recipe). We save the left overs and stick the meat in the crockpot with some 505 Sauce for a bit and we’re set!

Here is the recipe (it’s SOOO easy):

Green Chile Burros Recipe
  • 1 chuck roast
  • 1 TB Italian Dressing Dry Mix
  • 1 TB Hidden Valley Dry Mix
  • 1 TB Brown Gravy Dry Mix
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 - 2 cups 505 Green Chile Sauce
  • Tortillas (we prefer the uncooked store bought tortillas)
  1. Mix Brown Gravy Dry Mix, Hidden Valley Dry Mix and Italian Dressing Dry Mix together.
  2. Place chuck roast in your crock pot. Pour ⅓ cup water over your roast. Sprinkle Mix all over the top of your roast. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or until tender.
  3. Once Roast is slightly warm, shred it.
  4. Place meat back in the crock pot or in a pan. Add your green chile sauce and cook until your sauce is warm.
  5. Serve on warm tortillas. ENJOY!

Green Chile Burros - 505 Sauce

505 Sauce – We like the Green Chile MILD Sauce but they have LOTS of options in their online store. :)

Green Chile Burros #burros

DELICIOUS Green Chile Burros that are so easy! #greenchile #burros

I LOVE these burros so much! They taste just like they came from a restaurant back home in AZ.

And with the 505 sauce already made, it makes this recipe so simple and quick to throw together.

Be sure to head to their store to get this yummy sauce. I know I’ll be sure to keep our pantry stocked. :)

For some more of our Mexican Food Favorites, check out:

Restaurant Style Spanish Rice. The best and easiest recipe! { }

Spanish Rice

Restaurant Style Red Cheese Enchiladas - my favorite!! Recipe on { } #enchiladas

Restaurant Style Red Cheese Enchiladas

Super easy restaurant style Chicken Tacos { }

Restaurant Style Chicken Tacos

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    Looks great! We just made egg and green chile tortilla wraps for lunch today, so this recipe caught my attention. :-)
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  2. 2

    505 sauce is awesome!! (really it deserves 2 exclamation points). I’m also originally from Az. and my dad made the greatest green chile burritos. Of course he spent most of a day roasting chilies and cooking pork but once I discovered 505 I loved how it shortened the process! Now we live in Washington State and I cannot get 505 sauce :( I miss it. Thanks for the recipe and the link!
    Can’t wait to try it out.

  3. 3

    looks yummy!! What size roast do you use?

  4. 4

    These look so good! I don’t think I’ve ever tried 505 sauce. Can’t wait to try these! BTW, We have loved the Las Palmas Chicken Enchiladas you posted a while back. Thanks!
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    • 5

      You will definitely LOVE the 505 Sauce – it’s so stinking good!! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day. XO

  5. 6

    I just bought some 505 salsa last week at our local Walmart here in northern utah. I am going to make a special trip to see if they have the green chili sauce. Can’t wait to try it! Making your red rice right now. Love your site!!!

    • 7

      Hi Brooke! Thank you for stopping by. Let me know how you like the Salsa, and let me know if they have the Green Chili sauce too. It is seriously SO good. We just had it last night again because it’s the easiest and yummiest recipe out there. :)

  6. 8

    What tortillas do you use? They look so yummy!

    • 9

      I use the already made but not cooked tortillas from Tortilla Land. Have you used or seen them before? They taste amazing and are so easy to make.

  7. 10

    Our Costco has 505 Green Chile sauce here in Texas. It is yummy!!!

    • 11

      YAY! Then you will have to try the burros – they are seriously so easy and so delicious. We are actually having them tonight. :)

  8. 12

    Oh my goodness! I am so glad that I found your blog! I am a native Phoenician – living in the southeast. While I am getting accustom to eating collards, grits, and black eyed peas, I totally miss my mexican food that I grew up on in Phoenix! I love to go back and visit, not just to see family, but for the food! (I bring back those mondo ginormous tortillas that are made fresh every time I visit). I have introduced mexican food to my husband and his family, but there’s nothing like the real thing. :)

    • 13

      I am right there with ya, Kristie! Everything here in Texas in Tex-Mex and not like the regular Mexican food in AZ, and I miss it. These Green Chile Burros are delicious though and remind me of back home. Thx for stopping by! 😀

  9. 14

    These look yummy! I do have a question. For the Hidden Valley Dry mix, where do I get it. Its not in my Tucson Frys. Maybe Im not looking in the right isle. I did find the Hidden Valley Ranch Dry Mix. HELP!!! I cant wait to use this recipe! :)

    • 15

      That’s the stuff, Tamara – Hidden Valley Ranch Dry Mix. You can buy it in the envelopes like it comes at Fry’s or I like to buy it in bulk at Sam’s Club since I use it so often. :)

  10. 16

    Do you make your own tortillas? I just tried making some tonight and failed terribly.

    • 17

      I haven’t been brave enough to make some, especially since the pre-made ones that just need to be heated up are so good. I’m hoping to try to this year, though. 😉

  11. 18

    Where at in Texas are you? I live in the “big country” at Sam’s and at Albertson’s. I’m from New Mexico where green chili is a commodity we must have! Lol so this recipe was super exciting for me to see. Also, you can add green chili to spaghetti, hamburgers, mix-in to your BBQ sauce, etc. just to give it an extra little something. Thank you for sharing!

  12. 20

    Do you brown your roast before putting it in the crockpot?

  13. 24

    Hi, I’m fairly sure I’ve also bought the 505 Sauce at Safeway, in AZ. Good luck! An AZ native.

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