Green Chile Burros Recipe

The easiest and best Green Chile Burros ever! { } Little ingredients, including chuck roast, 505 green chile sauce, brown gravy dry mix, italian seasoning, and ranch dry mix and the crockpot does all the work!

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. πŸ˜‰ 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 theseΒ 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!

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!

You can also fill the burros with shredded chicken or pulled pork instead of beef!

Here is the recipe (it’s SOOO easy):

Green Chile Burros

5 from 4 votes
The easiest and best Green Chile Burros ever! { } Little ingredients, including chuck roast, 505 green chile sauce, brown gravy dry mix, italian seasoning, and ranch dry mix and the crockpot does all the work!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 1706 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 chuck roast
  • 1 tbsp Italian Dressing Dry Mix
  • 1 tbsp Hidden Valley Dry Mix
  • 1 tbsp Brown Gravy Dry Mix
  • 1/2 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 β…“ 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. πŸ™‚

The easiest and best Green Chile Burros ever! { } Little ingredients, including chuck roast, 505 green chile sauce, brown gravy dry mix, italian seasoning, and ranch dry mix and the crockpot does all the work!

The easiest and best Green Chile Burros ever! { } Little ingredients, including chuck roast, 505 green chile sauce, brown gravy dry mix, italian seasoning, and ranch dry mix and the crockpot does all the work!

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. πŸ™‚

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

Restaurant-Style Mexican Rice - it is one of the easiest and most delicious recipes you'll try!! Our whole family loves it!

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Restaurant-Style Red Cheese Enchiladas - an old family favorite recipe that is simply the best. Corn tortillas filled with cheese, tomato sauce, chile puree, salt & garlic pepper and topped with more cheese!

Restaurant Style Red Cheese Enchiladas

Super easy restaurant style Chicken Tacos { } Easy ingredients including shredded chicken, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, & corn tortillas.

Restaurant Style Chicken Tacos

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty β€œLil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 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 πŸ™ I miss it. Thanks for the recipe and the link!
    Can’t wait to try it out.

  2. 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!

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

  3. 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!!!

    1. 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. πŸ™‚

    1. 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.

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

  4. 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. πŸ™‚

    1. 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! πŸ˜€

      1. 5 stars
        Amen sista!!! I was born in Mesa and moved to Texas when I was 8, but returned often to visit family. There is NO comparison to the Mexican food you can get in AZ!! I remember the first time I ordered enchiladas in TX I was freaked out that there was chili on it. That was supposed to be in a bowl with crackers! LOL Something I miss more than I can say are the YUUUUUGE (and thin) flour tortillas in AZ. Yeah…reading these comments and your post brought a tear to my eye. Oh, and those cheese crisp appetizers! I still make those at home all the way in FL now. Time to schedule another trip to my beloved AZ again for a Mexican food feat. LOL . Thanks for the memories and the recipes…I will be making them ALL.

        1. Thanks Jacklin! Sounds like you do need another visit to good ‘ole Arizona!!! Seriously the best Mexican food! Thanks so much and let me know what you think of the recipes you try!

  5. 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! πŸ™‚

    1. 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. πŸ™‚

    1. 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. πŸ˜‰

  6. 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!

  7. I love that you too call them burros. I grew up in a small town in AZ and everyone called them burros. When I moved away and would say something about wanting a green chili burro, everyone looked at me funny. Burro takes me back to my childhood days. Miss those green chili burros! Thanks for the story and the recipes.

  8. How many does this serve? Or how many burros would it make? Obviously, my husband might say it only serves 1! ????

  9. Made this tonight, and had the Mexican Rice as well. It was an absolute HIT! Definitely a new family favorite!

  10. Did you ever find the “505” sauce in Texas.
    We moved from Northern AZ. -“White Mt.” area.
    So I know about Phoenix area as well. Fry’s has good
    stuff except you can’t order the mild 505 Sauce. My stomach
    can’t take the Med. or Hot one. But my husband love it.
    Anyway, found it in “Wal-mart” and “United Supermarkets Market Streets” grocery stores, in Amarillo, glad you were able to get it. They had a show about it on oneof the TV stations in Amarillo and the guest was the owner of
    the company that makes the sauce I think you can go on line
    and find the recipes from “505” New Mexico Style Chili.
    God bless, Elizabeth

  11. 5 stars
    Im so excited to try these tonight! i am from New mexico living in GA and we brought some 505 back on our last trIp.

    How big of a roast do you usually do?