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Grilled Steak Burrito Recipe


Burritos are a Mexican food that can roll a lot of meat, beans, cheese, rice, guacamole, salsa, and other great ingredients in one convenient package, with people around the world today loving it thanks to restaurants like Chipotle. Adding steaks in burritos in particular makes for a great main course meal that can feed many mouths and makes steak the star while remaining budget-friendly.

Want to learn how to make this fun and delicious steak burrito recipe that’s sure to turn into a dinner favorite? Read on to learn the full recipe.

How to Make Grilled Steak Burritos

Grilled steak burritos are a great recipe to cook when you’re looking for something really delicious and convenient to eat with an ingredient that’s often quite expensive. Cutting the meat into slices allows you to use a little less meat while still having enough filling ingredients and flavors thanks to the flour tortillas, cheese, rice, sour cream, Pico de Gallo, beans, and more. With a bit of a spicy kick, this steak burrito is a festive and flavorful meal that anyone will love.

  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients for Steak Burritos

For the Steak

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 envelopes of taco seasoning
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pound flank steak or skirt steak

For the Cilantro-Lime Rice

  • 2 cups cooked basmati rice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Pico de Gallo

  • 1 diced small white onion
  • 1 diced large jalapeño pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 diced medium tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro leaves

Additional Ingredients

  • 15-ounce can of black beans, rinsed, drained, and warmed
  • 1 mashed avocado
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 (10-inch) flour tortillas

Directions for this Burrito Recipe

  1. Combine oregano, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, taco seasoning, salt, and pepper. Rub spice mixture over both sides of the steaks. Refrigerate while preparing your other ingredients. 
  2. Drizzle the lime juice, lemon juice, and oil over the top of the warm rice and sprinkle with the cilantro and salt. Fluff with a fork.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine onion, peppers, lime, salt, tomato, and cilantro for the Pico de Gallo.
  4. Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Coat grill grates with oil or nonstick spray. Cook steak for about 4 minutes per side, or to your liking. Turn off the heat and transfer the steak to a cutting board, letting rest for 5 minutes. Slice thinly against the grain.
  5. Heat the flour tortillas over a gas burner or in the microwave for about 15 seconds. Place the tortilla on a flat surface, evenly distribute the rice, then steak, topped with the black beans, the pico de gallo, avocado, and sour cream.
  6. Fold the tortilla flap nearest you over the filling, then fold in the sides. Roll the burrito away from you, keeping it tight to form a log. Rest the burrito, seam side down.
  7. Serve your steak burritos immediately and eat with guacamole, tortilla chips, and additional tomatoes, lettuce, and onion on the side.

Cooking Tips for Steak Burritos

  • Replace flour tortillas with lettuce, cook brown rice, and pack in more tomatoes and beans for a healthier yet still filling steak burrito recipe.
  • If you’re pressed for time, you can use instant rice and storebought Pico de Gallo and guacamole instead of making them from scratch for this recipe.
  • For the best steak flavor, marinate your steaks with the taco seasoning and dried powder mix and refrigerate overnight.
  • While you can replace the cheese in this recipe with any cheese of your choice, ensure that your chosen cheese can melt easily in the burrito.
  • To add even more flavor to your burrito rice, combine salsa and water in a small saucepan and add rice to the mixture. In addition to giving the rice more flavor, this step eliminates adding salsa by itself at the end of the recipe.
  • If you cooked too many steaks or have an excess of ingredients from this recipe, you can easily refrigerate your ingredients separately then heat and eat your burritos for any meal throughout the week.

Final Note

Cooking steak burritos is a great way to eat and try out a bunch of different ingredients in a fun and functional way. Packing together so many different ingredients in one recipe might sound like too much, but all of these flavors combine to create an entire meal the whole family will love.

Frequently Asked Questions

What meat is best for burritos?

One of the best things about tortilla burritos is how you can use any meat of your choice. Packing steak together with other ingredients in tortillas is also a great recipe for cooking when you have leftover steak and are looking for a new way to eat them.

What kind of steak is best for burritos?

The best thing about homemade steak tortilla burritos is that you can use different steaks depending on your preference. Cooking your steak over medium-high heat and keeping them medium-rare however makes them super juicy and tender.

What is in a steak burrito at Chipotle?

Chipotle burritos are made with flour tortillas, cheese, sour cream, beans, tomato, rice, and of course, steak. 

Hui Yin

Hui Yin moved from Hong Kong 🇭🇰 to the USA 🇺🇸 when she was just 8 years old. Now in her late 20's she enjoys writing and taking long walks in the park to burn off the copious amounts of rice she eats for dinner.

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