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Machaca Burrito with this Machaca Recipe

We are sharing our favorite Beef Machaca Recipe today and how to make a delicious Machaca Burrito for dinner or breakfast.

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What is Machaca?

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Not many are familiar with the name Machaca but I know many of you have tried it and called it by other names.   Machaca is lightly seasoned and flavored shredded beef cooked with red bell peppers, garlic, and onion.  This Machaca recipe for beef is a Mexican roast beef but shredded.

Normally we would make a machaca burrito but to show off that delicious filling we served it like a machaca taco.   We are also using a slow cooker so dinner can be on the table that evening with a minimal amount of work.


What is Machaca con huevos?

Machaca con huevos is a mixture of meat and eggs and is usually served as a machaca con huevos burrito for breakfast.


machaca con huevos


Make a Machaca breakfast machaca con huevos burrito by adding eggs to heated machaca.   It’s a great way to the leftover machaca.  Place the machaca in a medium skillet, heat and add a few whipped eggs.  Cook the mixture until the eggs are firm and fill a tortilla with the meat and egg mixture.


machaca con huevos


Add chunks of cooked potato to the machaca to make a breakfast machaca burrito.    I love a machaca con huevos burritos with or without potato.  If you don’t quite have enough of the machaca left over, the potatoes can stretch it.


Best ways to serve the Machaca Recipe:

Our favorite way to serve this is to set out a heaping bowl of machaca for everyone to serve themselves.   We heat the flour and/or corn tortillas on a comal and place them in a tortilla keeper to stay warm.


Shredded Beef Machaca Recipe


We serve it alongside corn and/or flour warmed tortillas, salsa, jalapenos, and avocados.  And everyone can build their machaca burrito or taco with their favorite ingredients which makes less work for you.


Machaca burrito


This Machaca recipe can be used to make mini tacos or a machaca burrito.    It’s great for a party as finger food or appetizer snacks.  Also, you can serve this Machaca burrito with sides of Mexican rice or refried beans, lettuce, and tomato and topped with cheese if you prefer.  We hope you enjoy this easy Machaca Recipe and would love to hear from you.



You might enjoy these other Mexican dishes like a Machaca Burrito:

  1. Carne Asada Burrito
  2. Green Chili Pork Stew
  3. Chicken Enchilada Casserole with Green Chile


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Beef Machaca Recipe

Seasoned Beef slow cooked with onions and bell peppers for tacos or burritos
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs 20 mins
Total Time5 hrs 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Machaca burrito, machaca con huevos, Machaca recipe, what is machaca
Servings: 6
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Evelyn



  • Place chuck roast a large slow cooker or crockpot
  • Top with onion, garlic and bell pepper
  • Pour on lime juice
  • Add the drained tomatoes and drained green chile
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours until meat can be pulled apart with a fork
  • After the beef is done and is still in slow cooker/crockpot shred it using meat shredder claws mixing it with the juice and other ingredients
  • Serve on warmed corn or flour tortillas


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 802mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 17.8mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 2.1mg



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Wednesday 23rd of October 2019

Are you sure you didn’t get the carbs and protein flipped? There really shouldn’t be that many carbs until you put it in a tortilla, and that sounds pretty low on protein for that much meat.


Wednesday 23rd of October 2019

The carbs are consistance with a serving which would, in this case, be two tortillas (there are about 15 carbs per tortilla). I will double-check these numbers by using a different graph but all our recipes are automatically totalled by this recipe card app. We don't have the power to flip them but can adjust if needed.