Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Shredded Beef Burritos (Low Carb Recipe)



  • 3 lbs - Beef Chuck Roast
  • 12 oz - Beer
  • 1 TBS - Salt
  • 1 TBS - Black Pepper
  • 1 TBS - Granulated Garlic
  • 1 TBS - Granulated Onion
  • 1 TBS - Oregano
  • 1 TBS - Chili Powder
  • 1 TBS - Cumin
  • 1 Cup - Chopped Yellow Onion
  • 1-2 Cups - Water (IF NEEDED)
  • 1 TBS - Oil
  • 1 Pack - La Banerita Carb Counter Tortillas
  • Season beef with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Add onion to a heavy skillet over medium high heat.
  • Brown beef for 3 minutes per side.
  • Add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until the onion begins to sweat.
  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  • Cover, reduce heat and let simmer for 2 hours.
  • After two hours check for tenderness and add water if needed.
  • Continue cooking until fall apart tender.
  • Mash the meat with a spatula and remove any excess fat.
  • Continue to simmer with the lid off 10-15 minutes or until the excess juices have evaporated.
  • Add the meat mixture and cheese along with any other condiments you like in your burrito!


  1. About the "net carb" tortilla claims. Apparently it is a term invented by the food industry to get low carb folk to buy them. Most nutritionists continue to tell people to go by the total carb count until more research is done, at least from the articles I've read. Have you talked to your doctor or a nutritionist about them? Just curious. Trust me, as a diabetic and Mexican food freak I'm hoping the net carb claims turns out to be true! Thanks again for another great recipe.

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    2. Hi Glen! I'm not 100% sure if the food industry invented the term 'net carbs'. I first saw it over 15 years ago when The Atkin's Diet exploded, when almost everybody was still extremely skeptical about low carb dieting. The Atkin's diet was created in the 70's, so it's actually been around for a long time. I think the food industry has definitely taken advantage of the term in their food labeling 'recently' (past 5 years or so), which is indeed a great marketing tool. I see my Dr. once a month for weight management. He's explained why we go by net carbs vs. total carbs. Net carbs are simply the grams of total carbohydrates in a portion of food minus its grams of fiber. Because fiber is a carbohydrate that your body cannot digest, it does not raise your blood sugar levels or trigger an insulin response. Whether it's true or not, it's working for my wife (down 61 lbs) and I (down 40) since January. We love these tortillas, you should definitely give them a try! Thanks for watching!

    3. That's very reassuring coming from your doctor. Glad you and the wife are having success with the weight loss. Thanks for the info. Keep those low carb recipes coming!

    4. I'm down 250 pounds but I've never trusted net carbs. Still, I use these tortillas and Joseph's low carb pitas (4 net carbs)

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  3. My nutritionist says net carbs are bogus but the amount in these is fine. I'd count them as full carbs of you're trying to maintain ketosis.