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Stay Organized - Crock Pot Mondays - Big Game Beef Burritos

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Got a crowd coming for the big game this weekend?  Get ready by prepping this in advance either Fri/Sat and then warming back up in crock on Sunday.  This makes about 16-18 burritos so it's great value for the effort and money!  Enjoy entertaining by staying organized with great go-to recipes to feed a crowd!  This is also great for a cook once eat twice family meal.  The meat freezes great so you can eat one night and freeze the rest for a meal down the road.  As always - start with a lined crock.  Prior to adding to crock - Step one take:
 
1 lean boneless beef chuck roast (approx 3lbs to yield 16-18 burritos - sometimes I end up getting two smaller ones to cook in my largest crock) and sprinkle on all sides with 4 tsp chili powder OR Jen's Devilish Delish Seasoning Mix - see post on 11/30/12) and in non-stick pan coated with oil on med-high heat brown meat on all sides to sear seasonings into crust.

Meanwhile in a bowl add & combine:

1 medium onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic finely chopped/pressed or cheat like me and squeeze from Garden Gourmet Tube
1 small can green chilis diced
1 can rotel tomatoes with green chilis
1 tsp both cumin and chili powder OR 2 tsp of Jen's Devilish Delish Seasoning Mix (see 11/30/12 post)
1 8oz. can tomato sauce (I like using roasted garlic type)
1/4 c. Tequila (optional but good!)
Salt, Pepper and Tabsasco shakes to taste

Place seared beef in crock and cover with sauce from bowl.  Cover and cook on low overnight (9-10 hours) til beef is so tender it shreds easily with a fork.
Lift beef from cooker and shred with forks/fingers, discard any fatty bits.  Skim any fat on top of cooking liquid.  Return shredded beef to cooking liquid.  At this point you can serve with warmed tortillas and toppings to suit, i.e. sliced avacado, cilantro, salsa, sour cream, etc. OR if making ahead cool and store in fridge until gameday and begin reheat in crock a couple of hours ahead of serving.  A fresh squeeze of lime juice on the meat before serving will wake the flavor right back up!

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